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!
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
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)
Here’s a question: Why did a Boston shipwright die in Western New York? This will be of interest to the Lindsey / Rawson side of our family. Zebina Rawson (1724 – 1826) is my 4th Great Grandfather. I found an image of the marriage record for Zebina Rawson and Elizabeth Waters, October 1, 1806. This was a… Continue reading Zebina Rawson – Shipwright in Buffalo? A Puzzle
Sarah Clark (1620 – 1698) is my 10th Great Grandmother. This story is on my father’s side, so it will be of most interest to the Lindsey / Rawson side of our family. Sarah Clark was born in 1620 in England. Her father emigrated to “Virginia” in 1624 and I presume Sarah came along with him. … Continue reading Sarah Clark (1620 – 1698) Accused of Witchcraft in 1692