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Beauty In Weathered Gravestones July 29, 2017

Zachariah Walker  Gravestone for Zechariah Walker, South Cemetery, Woodbury, Lichfield County, Connecticut

Zechariah Walker was my 8th Great Grandfather.  He was born in Boston in 1637, died in 1699, in Woodbury Connecticut at age 63.

His parents were born in England and married in Boston in 1635.  His mother came to America in 1630.  She lived first in Salem.  I haven’t been able to determine when his father immigrated to America.

I like the way this gravestone has weathered – beautiful.

 

Ancestor Count Milestones June 2, 2017

My latest statistic – five thousand seven hundred, 5700, ancestors on my family tree and still counting on June 2 2017.

I keep finding more ancestors to add to my tree.  Ancestry.com keeps growing and various other genealogy resources are being revealed.  The digital age!

More specifically I’m trying to be sure I have identified all the ancestors who emigrated to North America.  But this work results in pursuing many other ancestors and their stories as well.  The pursuit of knowledge!

IMG_3115  A gold mine of information

 

IMG_3295  4 more books I might acquire – when I was visiting the East Coast last week, my cousin and I shared some of our research and these books are part of her library.  She is deep into genealogy research and far more trained than I am.  She volunteers at the New England Genealogical Research Institute once a week.  We spent a bit of time exchanging and sharing information but other activities intervened and called upon our time.  A return visit when we might have more time to focus on our shared genealogy interests is called for – maybe a visit to the Saugus Ironworks and the Peabody Essex Museum.

 

A Lady In Virginia April 19, 2017

Lady Lucy Higginson Burwell Lady Lucy Higginson Burwell

Lewis Fairfield Burwell  Lewis Fairfield Burwell

Early settlers in the area that later became Williamsburg Virginia

These are my 8X Great Grandparents

 

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.

 

Laces of Ipswich January 4, 2017

A great find – this book, The Laces of Ipswich, The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry by Marta Cotterell Raffel is perfect for combining my interests in history, genealogy, and economics.  I am only marginally interested in lace making in that it relates to weaving…..but this is a thoroughly researched picture of an industry in early New England and just maybe some of my ancestors!

img_2172    The Laces of Ipswich

 

whipple-house  Whipple House, Ipswich Massachusetts – some of the work highlighted in this book are displayed in Whipple House.

 

 

In The Mercantile Trade October 20, 2016

matthew-beckwith    A description of my 8th Great Grandfather Matthew Beckwith, a man of means.  The term planter meant

 

Tech Problems Solved – I Couldn’t Post Photos To My Blog – Now I Can Again September 16, 2016

img_1300  The path of the Winthrop Fleet across the Atlantic from England to New England in 1630

Illustration credit: The Winthrop Fleet of 1630 by Charles Edward Banks, 1930

 

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.

 

Immigrant Ship July 27, 2016

Immigrant Ship lyon

One of the Immigrant ships sailing between England and America

 

England To America May 31, 2016

I have added many individuals and families to this list since I started it in March.

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Alexander Alford, 1627-1687, England to Northampton arriving in 1659, my 8X Great Grandfather

Mary Vore, 1617-1687, England to Northampton with her parents, arriving in 1630, my 8X Great Grandmother

Eulalia March, 1609-1690, England to Springfield, year of arrival unknown,    my 9X Great Grandmother

Sir David Burt, 1629-1690, England to Northampton, arrived in 1664,   my 8X Great Grandfather

Mary Winche, 1619-1691, England to Roxbury Massachusetts, arrived 1634 age 15,    my 9X Great Grandmother

Deacon William Holton, 1610-1691, England to America, Northampton,  arrived 1634 age23,     my 9X Great Grandfather

Henry Burt Jr, 1595-1662, England to Springfield Massachusetts, arrived      my 9X Great Grandfather

James Miller 1610-1685, Scotland to Boston, arrived 1635      my

James Miller’s son, 16           , Scotland to Boston, arrived 1635     my

Sen Miller,                   , Scotland to…

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