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!

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

Zebina Rawson – Shipwright in Buffalo? A Puzzle

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

The Memoirs of Captain Roger Clapp (1609 – 1690)

Roger Clapp is my 10th Great Grandfather. Late in life he wrote his memoir, which I have attempted to publish complete in this post.  This text is taken directly from the book MEMOIRS of ROGER CLAPP published in 1844 by David Clapp. This full text includes his religious motivations as well as stories of men roasted… Continue reading The Memoirs of Captain Roger Clapp (1609 – 1690)

Captain Roger Clapp’s Story . . . In His Own Words

Roger Clapp is my 10th Great Grandfather. Late in life he wrote his memoir and in it he recounted how and why he had traveled to the Massachussets Colony and what transpired when he arrived.  Roger was a Puritain and his motivations were deeply religious.  Religious references and lists of people fill his narrative. The… Continue reading Captain Roger Clapp’s Story . . . In His Own Words