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More Genealogy November 5, 2017

Filed under: 9th Great Grandparents,Ancestors,Ancestry,Genealogy,Mayflower — Janet @ 5:55 pm


Please note on this list – Isaac Allerton and his wife Mary and their 3 children Bartholemew, Remember, and Mary.  Remember was 5 years old.  Eventually she became my 9th Great Grandmother

Also, Myles Standish, my 8th Great Grandfather.


1619 Marriage In Cambridge England March 5, 2017

all-saints-church-cambridge  This is All Saints Church in England where my 9X Great Grandparents were married in 1619.  They emigrated  to North America in 1623 on the ship “Anne & Little James”.  They were early settlers in Plymouth Colony.


Genealogy Route From John Hollister, Builder of the Oldest House in Glastonbury Connecticut, My 9th Great Grandfather December 16, 2016

The oldest house in Glastonbury Connecticut, built by Lt. John Hollister


My 9th Great Grandfather Lt. John Hollister 1612-1665

My 8th Great Grandmother  Mary Hollister 1650-1713

My 7th Great Grandfather  Capt. John Welles 1676-1735

My 6th Great Grandmother  Phebe Welles  1707-1770

My 5th Great Grandmother  Sarah Ufford 1728-1804

My 4th Great Grandfather Stiles Curtiss 1761-1827

My 3rd Great Grandmother Betsey Curtiss Wooton 1791-1877

My 2nd Great Grandfather Henry W. Warner 1815-1859

My Great Grandmother Lucy Anna Warner 1843-1878

My Grandmother Mary Elizabeth Murdoch 1863-1954

My father Joseph Buckingham Miller 1891-1949

Me Janet Willis Miller 1936-


Theddlethorpe England August 3, 2016

Theddlethorpe map map of Theddlethorpe England – h0me to some of my ancestors

I find this an intriguing name.  In the 17th century my 9th Great Grandfather left this part of England to come to southern Maine in New England.


Distant Ancestor July 30, 2016

Robert Keyes – early immigrant – one of the founders of Watertown MassachusettsWatertown Founders Robert Keyes

Watertown is adjacent to my hometown of Belmont.

Photo below: Cemetery associated with Robert Keyes





Reverend John Maverick July 9, 2016


First Parish Church Dorchester    First Parish Church, Dorchester Massachusetts

Reverend John Maverick, my 9th Great Grandfather, who came to America in 1630, served here.  I wonder what the church looked like during his service – 1630-1636.


Gravemarker photo May 27, 2016

Grave Samuel Hazeltine


Wherwell River Hampshire England April 20, 2016

Wherwell River Hampshire  In researching my ancestors I found this lovely image of the Wherwell River in Hampshire England.  Several of my ancestors lived nearby and emigrated to America in the 1600’s.


Seth Sweetser, Part 2 April 15, 2016


Seth Stowell Sweetser
Birth: May 18, 1606
Tring, England
Death: May 21, 1662
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Son of James Sweetser and Joane Stowell. He married Bethia Cooke at the church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Tring, Hertfordshire, England. Seth and Bethia came to America and settled in Massachusetts. Their children included Anna, Benjamin Cooke, Mary, Hannah, and Elizabeth. Seth Stowell Sweetser is my 9th great-grandfather.
In September 2011 I visited my son, John Blackwell Gardner, and his wife Tasha, and sons Jacob Harp, and William Thomas Gardner in London, England. We drove 35 miles north to Tring and stood at the altar where Seth and Bethia were married. It was a wonderful moment.
November 2, 2012, I received a FindAGrave message from Louisa Wilkerson stating “According to ancestry he is my 9th great grandfather also thru the Upham family.”

Thanks to Michael Skrysak for the following:

“Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts” William Richard Cutter Published in 1908 (Pages 1592+)

SWEETSER – The surname “Sweetser” is identical to “Sweetzer” and “Switzer”, both of which are still in use by various branches of the family. A native of Switzerland, was called a “Switzer”, but the term was used especially for one of the hired guards and in general came to be used for a mercenary soldier. It has been a common name in England for many centuries.

Seth Sweetser, the immigrant ancestor of the American Family, was born in England in 1606 and came from Tring, Hertfordshire, England, a place thirty miles from London. He died May 27, 1662, aged fifty-six years.

He came to New England in 1637 and in that year was admitted as an inhabitant of Charlestown. He was admitted to the church there January 8, 1638, and a freeman March 14, 1638-39. He was a shoemaker by trade, and a Baptist in religion.

A letter from his cousin, Daniel Field, dated at Tring, May 10, 1642, has been preserved. It mentions his cousin Crane, father Lake, Aunt Hoten, his brothers and sister Elis. It notified him that he was to receive a butt of leather for which he was to pay ten pounds to Thomas Welch or Goodman Fowler. It conveyed a message of love to William Phillips and his wife. He made a deed of gift to his son Benjamin in 1660. He died May 27, 1662, aged fifty-six years. His will was signed May 24, 1662, and proved June 17, following.

He bequeathed to his wife, Elizabeth, daughter Sarah, son Samuel Blanchard and his wife Mary, daughter Hannah Fitch and to his wife’s three children by an earlier marriage. His son Benjamin and Edward Drinker were executors; Mr Richard Russell and “my brother Thomas Gold” overseers.

His first wife, Bethia, was admitted to the church September 9, 1639.

He married second, April 1661, Elizabeth Oaks, widow of Thomas Oakes, of Cambridge.
Elizabath (his widow) married third, Samuel Hayward

1 – Benjamin, born about 1632 in Tring England
2 – Sarah
3 – Mary; Married January 3, 1654-55, Samuel Blanchard
4 – Hannah, baptized January 12, 1638-39; Married Joseph Fitch
5 – Elizabeth, born January 27, 1642-43

Family links:
Bethia Cooke Sweetser (____ – 1660)*

*Calculated relationship

Phipps Street Burying Ground
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section 4, Row M, Grave 34
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He is my 10th great-grandfather through his daughter Mary.
– Sunset
Added: Nov. 9, 2014
Also my 9th great grandfather. Thank you for sharing the photos and your story.
– Jim Tierney
Added: Aug. 5, 2014

– Carol 
Added: Jul. 31, 2014
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