Aaron Eugene Bachman – Blacksmith – Cavalryman – Prisoner of War

Aaron Eugene Bachman is my 2nd Great Grandfather He was born on January 30, 1843 in Litiz Pennsylvania and died at the age of 73 in 1916.  So he lived roughly a century before me and of course I never knew him. Fortunately, toward the end of his life, he wrote an autobiography, which touches… Continue reading Aaron Eugene Bachman – Blacksmith – Cavalryman – Prisoner of War

John Strong (1605-1699) – Two 10th Great Grandfathers on the same pilgrim ship!

John Strong is my 10th Great Grandfather, on my father’s side of the family.  Interestingly, he emigrated from England to the Massachusetts colony on the ship Mary and John, the same ship that my 10th Great Grandfather on my mother’s side Captain Roger Clapp, arrived on.  I’ve written extensively about Roger Clapp in other posts… Continue reading John Strong (1605-1699) – Two 10th Great Grandfathers on the same pilgrim ship!

Hezekiah Hoar – 9th & 10th Great Grandfather

Tracing out your family tree sometimes results in surprises. I’ve know for some time that Hezekiah Hoar is my 9th Great Grandfather.  What I didn’t know until recently is that he’s ALSO MY 10th Great Grandfather. Hezekiah arrived in the Massachusetts from England in 1643 as a single man of 34.  He married at age 45… Continue reading Hezekiah Hoar – 9th & 10th Great Grandfather

Lucy Hanson (1798-1879)

Lucy Hanson is Edwin Ruthven Clapp’s mother and my 4th Great Grandmother. She was born on January 10, 1798 in Deerfield Massachusetts to parents William Hoar and Persis Gunn.  How then did she have the name Hanson? In 1818, four years after her mother died, when Lucy was 20 years of age and just one year before her… Continue reading Lucy Hanson (1798-1879)

Shadrach Hoar (1743 – 1832)

Shadrach Hoar is my 6th Great Grandfather on the Forster side of our family. His Heritage is Puritan.  His grandfather, Hezekiah arrived in the Massachusetts from England in 1643 as a single man of 34.  He married at age 45 and had eight children before his death at 85. Shadrach was born September 18, 1743 in New… Continue reading Shadrach Hoar (1743 – 1832)

Edward Rawson (1615 – 1693) and his unfortunate daughter Rebecca

Edward Rawson is my 9th Great Grandfather He’s a Puritan on the Lindsey / Rawson side of our tree, so this will be of most interest to the Lindseys in the family. Rather than write the story anew, I present a story written by the Reverend Glenn Tilley Morse in 1921: EDWARD RAWSON, SECRETARY OF THE… Continue reading Edward Rawson (1615 – 1693) and his unfortunate daughter Rebecca

Samuel Wilson (1681 – 1762)

Samuel Wilson is my 6th Great Grandfather Another Quaker on the Forster side of our family. His parents brought him to America at age one.  The Home Visitor, a newspaper that published an article on him, states that in was on the “good ship Welcome”  with William Penn along with his 3 sisters and parents… Continue reading Samuel Wilson (1681 – 1762)