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Ancestor Count Update July 21, 2017

The ancestor count has now reached 6000.  Can you believe it?  And I’m not finished yet.

Church in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk  Church in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk England

 

My Ancestors Came To America July 1, 2017

Immigrant ship 33

 

I’ve been working on finding out more about the “who, when, how, etc” my ancestors came to America.  I have identified over 300 individuals who emigrated, mostly from England, to reach our shores.  Now I have ordered this information by year.

Here’s a sample from my working copy:

Immigrants to America

 

Ordered by Year

 

Standish, Myles     arrived in Plymouth in 1620 on the Mayflower    8th Great Grandfather    I am descended from Myles through Gilman Bryant on my father’s side

 

Allerton, Remember    arrived in Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620 with her parents Isaac Allerton and Mary Norris   Remember was 5 years old    Remember was  my 9th Great Grandmother

 

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Standish, Barbara    wife of Myles   arrived in 1623 and married Myles shortly afterward  She was his 2nd wife and the mother of Josiah, my 7th Great Grandfather     his first wife Rose died in 1621 in the first sickness at Plymouth

 

Annable, Anthony   came in July 1623 with his wife Jane Mumford    they sailed on the ship “Anne & Little James”

 

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Lyford, Ruth – arrived in Plymouth in 1624

 

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Cummings, Isaac    8th GGF   came to Salem in 1627   born in Scotland

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Archer, Samuel   arrived in Salem in 1630    he was part of the Winthrop Fleet      he was a carpenter    he married in 1634

 

 

Vore, Mary  came to America with her parents Richard Vore and Ann Harris in 1630 wen she was 13     They were from Somerset    she eventually married Alexander Alford

 

Bissell/Buswell, Capt John and his wife Mary Drake  arrived in Nantasket in 1630

 

Brackett, Capt Richard – came in 1630 with his older brother Peter     Richard went back to England briefly in 1633 to marry Alice Blower

 

Bradstreet, Simon – arrived in Boston in 1630   He was part of the Winthrop Fleet    His wife Ann Dudley accompanied him

 

Dutch, Osman –  arrived in Rhode Island in 1630    settled in Gloucester   sent for his wife Grace Pratt in 1639

 

Fletcher, Deacon John – arrived in 1630 in Concord

with his wife Sarah Hartwell    Sarah was from Chelmsford England     was her husband John or Robert??

 

Keyes, Robert – with his wife Sarah arrived in 1630

 

Philbrick, Thomas – arrived in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet

 

Wigeon, Capt Thomas – arrived in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet

 

 

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Bryant, Stephen – arrived in 1632 from Kent in Essex

 

Merrill, Isaac and his wife Clemmet came to Massachusetts Bay in 1632 on the “Lyon”    they settled in Roxbury

 

Palphry, Jane – arrived in Boston in 1632

 

Sargent, William –  8th GGF  Bristol to Ipswich   he arrived in 1632

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Blower, Alice came in 1633 with her husband Capt Richard Brackett

 

Clapp, Thomas – arrived in 1633

 

Duncan, Nathaniel –  my 9th GGF  he came from Exeter Devonshire to Dorchester Massachusetts in 1633    his wife Elizabeth Jourdaine accompanied him

 

 

A Work In Progress June 20, 2017

Immigrant ship 33   Immigrant Ship

 

From the piles of papers I’ve accumulated in my genealogy research I am now compiling a list of my immigrant ancestors who came to America – who, when, what year, etc.

Following is my draft so far:   Sorry, I’m having trouble copying the Word document

 

 

PreMemorial Day Visit May 31, 2017

On the weekend before Memorial Day I was visiting home territory in Boston Massachusetts.  While there I visited the cemetery in Winchester where my father and my maternal grandparents and great aunt are buried.  I had been wanting to do this for a long time.  My last and only previous visit to the Winchester cemetery had been 60 years ago in August 1957, the day of my grandfather’s funeral.

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Mobility & Migration East Anglian Founders Of New England 1629-1640 May 20, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Books,Family Tree,Genealogy — Janet @ 12:59 am

IMG_3115  This book has a great deal of information re my ancestors.  I’ll go into detail in future posts.

 

Marker – Founders Bridge – Wepawaug River – Milford Connecticut May 8, 2017

Henry Botsford Founders Bridge Wepawaug River

 

This marker is for my 9th Great Grandfather.  This is intriguing because I vaguely remember visiting relations named Botsford in the Boston area.  I will pursue this further.

 

More About The Nine Generations Chart May 3, 2017

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In reality my 9 Generations Chart has a few gaps in the tree, starting with Generation 7 where there are 10 ancestors missing.

Generation 7 should have 64 ancestors   but there are only 54 identified

 

Generation 1 – Me

Generation 2 – My Parents

Generation 3 – My Grandparents   4 people

Generation 4 – My Great Grandparents  8 people

Generation 5 – My Great Great Grandparents  16 people

Generation 6 – My 3X Great Grandparents  32 people

Generation 7 – My 4X Great Grandparents   64 people

Generation 8 – My 5X Great Grandparents   128 people

Generation 9 – My 6X Great Grandparents   256 people

Ideally there should be 511 people on the tree

I searched again for the missing parents of Agnes Lee.  Agnes Lee is in Generation 6. No luck in finding her missing parents in Generation 7.  So that means I’m also missing her 4 grandparents and 8 great grandparents in generations 8 and 9.  Things compound rapidly.