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!
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
Fanciful drawing of Captain Roger Clap, possibly with historically accurate uniform. Scan from The Pilgrim Shore by Edmund H. Garrett. Boston: Little, Brown, 1900. Roger Clapp is my 10th Great Grandfather. He arrived in the Massachusetts colony on May 30, 1630. He came on the ship “Mary and John”, which was the first of 17 ships… Continue reading Roger Clapp (1609 – 1690)