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The goal of this project is to trace each branch of the family tree back to the ancestor that immigrated to America.  I go back another generation to capture multiple immigrant siblings on their parent’s page.  There are also special jaunts back in time to Marcus Antonius, CharlemagneEdward I and a few other knights and kings of note.

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It’s  fun to find a missing relative and fill in pieces of a puzzle.  Ancestors from the early 1800’s are some of the hardest ones to find.   My grandparent’s information about their grandparents was pretty complete, so that takes us to births 1817- 1849.   Once you get to the mid 1700’s, there are lots of online records available.   Ten kids per family will create a lot of  potential researchers 200 years later.

The puzzle is part of the fun, but it’s most rewarding to get a glimpse of how we lived in the past. I’m particularly interested in the lives of those that left their country for a new life and pioneers who established new towns or farms in wilderness.

I like the stories rather than the scholarship and feel that fact by fact footnotes break up the narrative.  I try to hyper-link to the source and include a list of links at the bottom in “Sources”  I link to our ancestor’s findagrave  memorial through their date-of-death.  Many thanks to the researchers who have gone out into the field, found these headstones and footstones, taken pictures and shared what they found with their (very) extended family.

My primary goal is sharing interesting stories about our forebearers. I don’t footnote each biographical fact, though I try to include links to the original sources. I usually try to attribute, indent and italicize extended quotations, but I must admit I’m more consistent at this now than I was at the beginning.  If you find a section that’s leaning to much towards plagairism, let me know and I will fix it.

There’s a lot of religious drama in these lives. One famous and shocking story is of  Mary Towne ESTEY (wife ofIssac ESTEY) who was burned at the stake at the Salem witch trials and portrayed in stage and screen. See my series  Puritans v. Quakers and Witch Trials.  There are other important stories too, like  Elder William BREWSTER who as the only university graduate, served as the Mayflower colonists first religious leader,  Rev. Stephen BACHILER (c. 1561 – 1656)  who was an early proponent of the separation of church and state in America,  Rene REZEAU, a Huguenot who fled France in 1685, and Deacon Benjamin COLEMAN who fought against his slave-owning minister on the slavery issue and was suspended from his church in 1780 over slavery.  For a more complete list of our more illustrious ancestors see my page  Wikipedia Famous  To qualify for this hall of fame, the ancestor or their child has to have a wikipedia page of their own.

It’s interesting to think about past, present and future.  I can find family members, marriages,  removals, lawsuits and wills.  I wonder if anyone will be looking into our lives 100 (or even 200, 300 or 400) years in the future.  I guess that all depends on Alex (lol). How permanent a record this will this WordPress site be?   Will it last at least as long as my grandmother’s mimeographed sheets?

Each web page is titled by the dad and covers a family.  It includes vital statistics of the couple, links to the grandparents and a table of the children’s birth, marriage(s) and departures with dates and locations. This record includes aunts and uncles, but not cousins.  The names of direct ancestors are BOLD.  This project is halfway between a strict pedigree and an entire history of a particular family name.  Most of these immigrants were working people: butchers, bakers, wheelwrights and mostly yeoman farmers.  While we have a few gentry in our lines, the Family coats of arms on these pages are used to identify the original immigrants.  Most of these families did not really have a coat of arms in their time.  The pictures and the stories are the fun parts to find.

For navigation, use “search”, click on BOLD Fathers, Sons or Sons-in-law to get to the next family.  Use the categories on the right to search by generation or by special topic.

Check out the “Fun Stuff” Category.  Silly fun pages include: College Graduates, 17th Century Premarital Sex,  Famous Cousins, Twins and Unusual Names.  Historical fun pages include:  Crimes and MisdemeanorsUntimely Deaths,  Public Office, and Great Migration.

I’ve started to document historical events where several of our ancestors came together in the “History” Category.  Examples include: First Comers, Esopus Wars, Siege of Brookfield – Aug 1675 ,  The Great Swamp Fight, and Minutemen – April 19, 1775

The gravestone page headers are of the first Miners in America.  Thomas and Grace MINER died three months apart in 1690 and are buried together in Stonington Connecticut’s Wequetequock Cemetery.   Their grave covered by a “wolfstone”, consisting of a large granite slab which it is said Thomas selected for the purpose from his own field.  On one side of the stone an inscription reads:  “Here lyeth the body of Lieutenant Thomas Minor, aged 83 years.  Departed 1690″.   His wife, Grace is buried beside Thomas, the opposite side of the stone being inscribed for her .

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  1. Doug Wescott says:

    Mark,

    Wow, I’m amazed! How long have you been working on this project? You have a fantastic ancestry recorded here. I like your layout, too. Did you come up with this, or did you see it somewhere else? It really shows off the information in a logical yet easy to read manner. Great work!

    Doug

  2. Marilyn Becker Wiegand says:

    This is the first time, in any of the genealogies, that I have seen Maria Adriaens, (whom married Jan Juriaensen Becker), parents names. Could you please let me know where you found this information?
    Thanks, Marilyn

  3. markeminer says:

    The OneWorldTree on Ancestry.com shows this relationship.

    http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=154877187

    OneWorldTree is an automatic compilation. However, in this case there was only one source being compiled.

    • Deborah Jean (Cliff) MacKay says:

      dear mark, my name is deborah jean cliff (mackay is my married name), my pedigree brings me to Amos Estey who married Mary (Molly). I am so new to ancestry that I can’t even tell you which generation that is. You have done a marvelous job being a researcher that I wonder if you would be a teacher as well. I can’t see how my family tree ties in to all the other family trees. My uncle gene cliff always asserted we were somehow connected to the salem witch trials, but even after reading your paper, I don’t see how.

  4. carolyn says:

    I am really curious about the photo at the head of your blog. We have several mutual ancestors particularly GATES, BENJAMIN, WOODWARD. Wondering if that could a picture of one of my ancestor’s markers?

  5. markeminer says:

    Hi Carolyn,

    The page headers are front and back shots of the gravestone of the first Miners in America which is especially relevant to me since I’m a Miner too. Thomas and Grace Miner died three months apart in 1690 and are buried together in Stonington Connecticut’s Wequetequock Cemetery. Their grave covered by a “wolfstone”, consisting of a large granite slab which it is said Thomas selected for the purpose from his own field. On one side of the stone an inscription reads: “Here lyeth the body of Lieutenant Thomas Minor, aged 83 years. Departed 1690″. His wife, Grace is buried beside Thomas, the opposite side of the stone being inscribed for her

    I found pictures of Stephen Gates II and Stephen Gates IV grave markers. Here is the url of IV: http://minerdescent.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/stephen-gates/

  6. carolyn says:

    You found pictures of Stephen Gates II and Stephen Gates IV grave markers? Do you mean the gravestones seen in the picture of the Pachogue River near Preston? Do you think those gravestones could still be there?

    LOVE YOUR website. You have really done a lot of work. My GATES one-line is:
    Stephen I – Anne Veare, 9th great grandparents
    Stephen II – Sarah Woodward, 8th great grandparents
    Stephen III – Jemima Benjamin, 7th great grandparents
    Thankful GATES – Daniel Woodward, 6th great grandparents, (and so on)

  7. Robert Foster says:

    Thank you for your web site! I’m currently tracing back the Foster family history! The take On John Foster is quite confusing, I was wondering if you can shed any more light on John Foster of Salem b. 1618? Some records have him coming to America on The Hopewell in 1635 but the passenger lists reads Jo. Forten age 14 which doesn’t line up with any other info! I would love to solve this mystery . I have direct lineage to John and would like to find out if he is a true Foster related to the Fosters of Norththumberland as we know Reginald Foster is.

  8. markeminer says:

    Robert,

    I agree that the Hopewell or True Love passages for John Foster are not well documented. All we know for sure about his origins are affidavits late in John’s life. The thing I like most about genealogy are the stories. I’ve updated his page to better reflect the uncertainty.

    http://minerdescent.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/john-foster-sr/

    Thanks for your post, Mark

  9. Diane says:

    Hi Mark! I was wondering where you got some of the photos (specifically the Miller family photos) featured on your site, and if you’d be willing to share some? George Miller and Mary Estey Miller are my 3rd great grandparents, and we have the original of the photo you have of George! I had no idea other copies were made of it. I also have another photo (it’s a photo of a photo, I think my cousin has the original) of Mary Estey Miller.

    I’d love to chat with you. I’ve traced Thomas Minor & Grace Palmer back in my tree on my mother’s side, but George & Mary are on my father’s side. Looks like my parents’ families mixed a long time ago…!

    Thanks!
    -Diane

  10. Rhonda Holt says:

    This is an amazing website! I have a family bible that has been passed down through generations. The earliest family record reads “Samuel Parker married Sarah Homan or Holman of Dedham, married 1658 or before.” I am a 10th generation direct- decedent of Sarah Holman & Samuel Parker. I was searching for additional information that would confirm a 1635 passenger manifest that I came across for the “Hoeman” family, and happened upon your website. I’ve only just skimmed over a few of your pages, but can’t wait to read more. Looks like you have more information than I ever hoped to find. If you have any interest going forward from that Sarah Holman/Samuel Parker line, please let me know. – Rhonda

  11. Jan Daniel says:

    Phenomenal website!! I have multiple descents from Francis Cooke and my 3rd great grandmother is a descendent of Philip de Lannoy/Delano. I am on a similar quest but pale in comparison to the work you’ve done. Looks like you may have taken trips overseas? Anyway, great work! If you run out of puzzles to solve, you can have a few of mine! LOL
    Best Regards,
    A Very Distant Cousin
    Jan

  12. L. Stephen says:

    THE best genealogy website I have EVER seen! Everything about it I like. I am a Smallwood family member and do lots of 1600s research so I understand the problems of researching so many generations. I appreciate the source notes. I love the photos. Hope your family appreciates this excellent labor of love.

  13. Hello Cousin! I see Alex and I are related via Simon Hoyt (I am a descendant of Walter and his offspring). You have done some wonderful work. Thanks so much for sharing this. I’m very happy to have discovered your amazing blog!

  14. Jon von Briesen says:

    Dear Friends,
    Not much I can add to all the well-deserved praise of this website. It’s a thing of great beauty.

    I have made my pilgrimage to Wequetequock Cem. and recognize the “wolf stones” of your banner photo. I believe I descend from fellow Stonington (and Hartford) founder Thom. Stanton. A fifth grt-grdmthr was Prudence Stanton (b. 1734; m. Elder Robt. Fargo, Montville, Conn.) and a dau. of a Thom. S. of Groton. Many have attached her, for convenience, I suppose, to the wrong Thomas Stanton. Alas, I cannot prove my descent. beyond Prudence and her father.

    I am also a descendant of Simon Hoyt of Charlestown and Fairfield Co., Conn.

    I also have roots in New Netherlands — from Pieter Casparsze, called van Naerden, in Nieuw Amsterdam by 1647. I descend from his son Caspar Pietersze. Another son, Jan Pietersze, moved to Schenectady and then to the Woestyna, upriver, at Rotterdam Jct. He purchased the house (built c. 1680) that is now owned by Schen. Hist. Soc. (SCHIST), on the Mohawk., in 1708. This family adopted various forms of “Mabie” when forced to take surnames.

    Thanks for the great pleasure and information.

    Jon v. Briesen
    Forked River NJ

  15. Darla Vance says:

    I too am a decendant of John Wing I and his son Stephen. All of the information that I have complies with yours, plus you have so much more. Wonderful web site!

  16. jeffh9020Jeff Hoyt says:

    Another – I think – descendant of Simon Hoyt here.
    I agree that details regarding ancestors around the early 1800s are difficult to find. Determining with any certainty the lineage of my great-grandfather, George P. Hoit – who later changed the spelling back to Hoyt – has been difficult. I believe his father was Jonathan Hoit, and if I am correct, Simon is my 8th great-grandfather.
    I have question regarding the information about Simon and Deborah Stowe. It is said here that he did not marry Deborah, but rather one Jane Stoodly. But then a list of children is attributed to Simon and Deborah, as well as a mention of Susannah, whom Simon married after Deborah died. What am I missing?
    herbanlifestyle, I have located members of your family through a chance encounter sometime around 2000. These folks are also the descendants of Walter Hoyt. I have a copy of a traditional, hand-written tree that was passed down to Mary Tower of British Columbia, mailed to me by Mary. It was a marvelous find . . .

    • Hi Jeff,

      From what I have found, Simon had 3 wives. According to Ancestry.com, he married Deborah Stowers on Dec 2, 1612 and she died in 1635, and they parented Walter and John Hoyt III.

      When I moved to the DC area a few years ago, I visited the Daughters of the American Revolution headquarters, and found that they offer genealogical research, often at no cost. They may be able to help you fill in some of the missing pieces.

      And that is very cool that you met some fellow descendants of Walter Hoyt. I would love to obtain a copy of the hand-written tree, if you wouldn’t mind sharing it.

      Mary Hoyt Kearns

      • Jeff Hoyt says:

        My apologies, Mary.
        I don’t check my email very often, and obviously I missed the notice that you had posted this.
        I will certainly pursue the service the Daughter’s provide. Currently, I am waiting for a DNA kit that will determine if we are, in fact, related to Simon.
        Meantime, I will put a reminder in my phone to bring the tree with me to work. There is a place nearby that we use to make copies of large sheets. I’ll get several of them made and send one to you. I’ll need your address, but there’s still the problem of me not checking my email very often, but here’s a suggestion – if you have a Facebook account, search for “The Search for the Hoyt Brothers”. You can ask to join the group, or click on my page and send me a message with your address. Either of those will likely get my attention much quicker, although I will endeavor to check my email more often now that I know you may be trying to reach me.
        The search continues!

  17. Nanette says:

    Thank you for making all this information available to other researchers. I stumbled across it searching for source material for surname info of Sarah ______ wife of Lt Andrew Newcomb. Your site states “Sarah Young was born about 1642 in Kittery, Maine. Sarah died about 1674 in Kittery, Maine.” Then goes on to quote the Newcomb Genealogy which does not give a surname. Can you tell me where the information on Sarah Young came from? Is it verified or speculative?
    Thanks,
    Nanette

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Nanette,
      The only thing that I’ve seen with an attributed source is that Andrew Newcomb married someone named Sarah in 1661. (Gen. Column of the ” Boston Transcript”. 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 22 May 1916, 5567; 8 Jul 1918, 1892).

      The name Sarah Young is reprinted on lots of ancestry.com genealogies, but you’re right, it’s not documented,

      Here’s more speculation: Sarah’s parents were John Young (b. 1625 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England; d. 16 Dec 1672. or 16 May 1680 in Boston, Mass.) and Sarah [__?__] or Sarah Skinner (Sarah Skinner b. 1625; d. 1680 in Charlestown, Mass) o

      Her grandparents may have been Rowland Young (1603 – 1685) and Barbara Ockol or
      Rowland Young (1603 – 1648) and Joanna Knight (1625 – 1698) or Rowland Young (1603 – 1685) and Joane Clerk (1603 – 1648)

  18. Nanette says:

    Thanks for such a quick reply. I too had noted all the Ancestry.com postings. Unfortunately, many Ancestry.com users copy postings without looking for source material assuming that if it is posted, it is true. Many, many times it is not.

    Then, the fact that so many copy and post the info begins to give credibility to the info in and of itself – just by virtue of it being stated so many times. It is a vicious cycle. I fear that we are losing as much as we are gaining with the advance of technology to assist us.

    I would urge all who post genealogy information to include their sources or state that material has not been proven. A word about where the info was found, or the rational behind it’s connection might lead others to find the proof or refute it in the future.

    Nanette

  19. Jeff Hoyt says:

    Bravo, Nanette. I’ve been the victim of what you describe, and try not to pass along the effects.

  20. I want to thank you for sharing your incredible work. It has been so very helpful! My husband also descends from several of the same people – Richard Currier, Thomas Bernard, Anthony Colby, John Hoyt, William Barnes and William Sargent.

    Well done!

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  22. Lynda Tanner says:

    Checked the Cheney line on your site. Picked up a few missing born and died dates etc. For my husbands (Cheeney) chart. Thanks for a great site! Very impressive.

  23. Michael Tisserand says:

    Hello:
    I am writing the biography of a cartoonist named George Herriman, who created “Krazy Kat.” In April 1925 Herriman gave a cartoon to “Sonny Miner.” Most, but not all, of the people with whom Herriman associated were in cartooning, journalism, film, or sports. In 1935, he possibly associated with these people from Brawley: Kent White, Elmer Weik, Wiley Bird, Jim Ryan, Blackie Bell, W.H. Modum, Joe Hood and J.L. McDonald. Do you have any idea if this Sonny Miner could be from your family, or do any of those names from 1935 ring any bells? Thank you! My email is below.
    –Michael Tisserand michaeltisserand@yahoo.com

  24. Mark is this your site?
    How far are we intertwined?
    Thomas Miner Minor (1608 – 1690) is your 10th great grandfather
    Clement Miner (1639 – 1700) Son of Thomas
    William Miner (1670 – 1725) Son of Clement
    Samuel Miner (1708 – 1745) Son of William
    William Miner (1741 – ) Son of Samuel
    William Miner (1768 – ) Son of William
    William Miner (1792 – 1869) Son of William
    John Durbin Miner (1824 – 1868) Son of William
    William White Miner (1854 – 1926) Son of John Durbin
    Charles Henry Miner (1882 – 1959) Son of William White
    Vern H Miner (1913 – 1985) Son of Charles Henry
    Ronald Vern Miner Sr (1939 – ) Son of Vern H
    John Patrick Miner You are the son of Ronald Vern

  25. robert reid says:

    Can I talk to you about Alexander Johnston of Crawford County, PA?

  26. Fred Du Buron says:

    Hi Marke
    I am researching the Call Family and have started deciphering e. Zanne’s comments about Philip Call. Any chance you could we could talk if I give you my e-mail address or phone number.
    I am in the New England area.
    Fred

  27. Beverly Snyder says:

    I am really confused on your ancestry of George Allen the Elder.
    You have listed 7 children born to George Allen and Katherine Starkes Allen. Yet in your detail listed down lower you make the following two statements:

    First statement – You mention 5 children not 7:
    “Although it is not known for sure, George Allen may have been born in either Somersetshire, or Dorsetshire, England, or have at least resided in one of these places prior to emigrating. Lending some support for this belief is the fact that the Rev. Hull, and many of the other families that emigrated with George, appear to have been from one of these shires. George Allen is known to have married twice while still residing in England. His second wife, Katherine, accompanied George to America, and is believed to have been the mother of his five youngest children. According to the roster of passengers making up the Hull party, Katherine was listed as being thirty years old in 1635, thereby indicating that she had probably been born in about 1605 in England.”

    Second statement – You are identifying why your Katherine was not Katherine Starkes :
    “Although one commonly sees postings and family write-ups that indicate that our George Allen is the George Allen who married as his second wife, Katherine Starkes, on 5 Nov 1624 in All Hallows Church, Honey Lane, London, there is no documentation that would support that this is the same George Allen. On the contrary, there is evidence that suggests that this George Allen was the son of Richard Allen of the Tower of London, and that he was still residing in London, England as late as 1640, when he was mentioned in his brother, Henry’s, will. This George Allen is also believed to be the same George Allen who died at St. Michael Queenhithe, London on 26 Mar 1664.”

    Please clarify these two statements and include any documentation on your findings.

    Thanks
    Beverly

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Bev,

      I reviewed the source material and conclude that not too much is certain about George Allen’s wives except that he had two of them and the second’s first name was Katherine. I’ve put brackets and question marks around their names to indicate the uncertainty.
      Thanks for the heads up, Mark

  28. Marlene Wilkinson says:

    What is your reference for the first wife of Lt. William Clarke being a Strong?
    I am most impressed with your website.

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Marlene,
      Little is known for sure about Sarah, not even her surname, or exact date and place of birth. Since her husband, William Clarke, is first noted in the town of Dorchester in 1635, and apparently arrived there from England unmarried, virtually every unmarried Sarah in Dorchester at that time, has been suggested. I have seen Strong, Holton, Bolton, Lambert, Lumbert, Smith and too many more to mention. What I haven’t seen is any positive proof for any of these. At present, all that has been proven of Sarah, is that she and William were admitted as Church members in Dorchester in 1636, resigned from that church to be admitted to the new church in Northampton, in 1666, that all of her children were born in Dorchester, and that she was a good and loving wife to William. There are several theories about William’s first wife Sarah:

      Mark Tyree believes Sarah Strong And Eleanor Strong (both born 1613 of Richard John STRONG) are the same person and that she arrived in America with her mother Eleanor and her stepfather William Cogan sometime before 1636.

      Robin Mitchell says Elder John Stronge is the son of John (Richard) Stronge and Eleanor Deane. John (Richard) Stronge died before the birth of his youngest child in 1613. This is well documented in his will.

      After John (Richard) Stronge’s death, his wife, Eleanor Deane, daughter of a tanner, married William Cogan (a tanner by trade) before the birth of John (Richard) Stronge’s offspring by Eleanor in 1613. Following a west country tradition, the daughter is christened “Eleanor,” after her mother. Though she is a “Stronge” by blood, William Cogan refers to her as “my daughter,” and raises her as such with the name Eleanor Cogan.

      Young (Elder) John Stronge learns the tanning trade from William Cogan and Eleanor Deane’s father, Walter Deane. Sarah Stronge, the future wife of Lt. William Clarke, was born in 1613 to Thomas Stronge, the brother of Elder John Stronge’s father. This makes Sarah Stronge the cousin of Elder John Stronge.

      An Ancestry.com user named hourglasssrs adds ”It appears from reviewing all the data that Sarah was born Strong; then her mother remarried a man named Holton (or Houlton) – thus she ended up being known by both names.” (I’ve updated William Clarke’s page with the story of the Holtons in Northampton)

      Some say Some genealogists say that he married Sarah Strong earlier and he married Sarah Lumbert in 1636. (I think the Lumberts married different Clarkes, see William’s page for details)

  29. Paul says:

    Mark, I’m wondering where you obtained the coat of arms on the Mathijs Jansen Van KEULEN page. I’ve only ever seen a version that had a rampant red lion on the right of the crown and cask.

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Paul,

      This is the image used by coat of arm memorabilia dealers. I don’t know where they got it.

      I found the version with the red lion you are talking about at http://www.angelfire.com/id/vancuren/home.html

      I think the image with the red lion is from the book VAN KEULEN / VAN KEUREN / VAN KUREN / VAN CUREN A FAMILY HISTORY by D G Van Curen

      If you find out how Mathijs, signed the Dutch West India Charter 3 June 1621 as a Principal Partner, Lord-Director at the tender age of 20, let me know. Even if his family was very wealthy, it doesn’t seem probable to become a Lord-Director at such a young age. Maybe the DWC wasn’t such a big thing at the beginning.

  30. Paul says:

    I’ve combed D G’s pages a bit, and have sent him a message, on the page he lists his source as “Source: Olde Vlster, date unk.” Olde Vlster is an old magazine of some kind and I think I have found a version of it and the date here: http://books.google.com/books?id=4O0pAQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA245&ots=6B6DnSkyno&dq=Vol.%20VI.%2C%20pages%20305-309%2C%20October%2C1910&pg=PA245#v=onepage&q=Vol.%20VI.,%20pages%20305-309,%20October,1910&f=false

  31. Allan McCobb says:

    Hello Mark, I am the McCobb family historian and genealogist and am interested where you found a birhtdate for Mary McCobb Latta who married Robert Glenn? you show her birth of 1739 and died 1839, (which correlates to her living one hundred years as noted in the Latta Family history) She had a brother William born 1757. I have seen other sites that say that Mary’s parents, Samuel Latta and Mary McCobb married in 1754. Can’t find support for her birth or her Mother’s marriage. Thanks

    • markeminer says:

      Allan,
      Yes, my source for Mary Latta’s age is latta.org. The Captain of Latta Branch 3 is Alan L. Latta, P. O. Box 508, Inkom, ID 83245, allatta@aol.com.

      Two other women from the Latta clan are proven centenarians.
      101 years, 10 months, 28 days – Margaret Storey Latta born 26 Feb 1839 and her mother
      100 Years 3 Months 23 Days – Mary Elizabeth McConahey Latta born 31 Jan 1804

      Do you know anything more about Mary McCobb? What I have is she was born about 1719. Her parents were William McCOBB and Mary GLENN. She was sister of emigrants James McCobb. and Jane McClaghry.

  32. Allan McCobb says:

    Thanks for your quick reply. I did check Latta.org and I see that Mary Latta married Robert Glenn and she lived to be 100 years. However, I see no birthdate of 1739.
    All I really have for her mother Mary McCobb, is that she was the daughter of William McCobb and brother of James McCobb. I have have seen one source that says her Mother was Jane McClaghry (which was the name of her brother’s wife). I had never seen her Mother shown as Mary Glenn. I don;t know the source of either “Mother listing”.
    However, the same reference that has Jane McClaghry as her Mother says that her grandfather was William McCobb (born about 1678) and married Margaret Glenn. I find this strange, as Mary Latta Glenn’s daughter, Margaret Glenn (born 1782/83), married a William McCobb (born about 1796) and they resided in Crawford Co, Pa, after coming th the US in 1837.
    I did send queries out to the person using Jane McClaghry as mary McCobb’s Mother. She also used 1754 as the marriage date for mary McCobb and Smauel Latta, which is 15 years after the 1739 birthdate of Mary Latta Glenn. . I do have all of the descendants of Mary’s brother James McCobb as well as those of her granddaughter, Margaret Glenn McCobb. Sadly, James had no sons and the McCobb surname also disappeared from Margaret McCobb’s line after one generation.
    One interesting tidbit regarding the McCobb surname worldwide, is that anyone with this surname as of the year 2000, can be traced to only 6 ancestors, one of which is a non-blood black line.
    Thanks for yor help. I probably need to contact alan Latta

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Allan,
      There is a close similarity between this (4) Samuel Latta’s family in branch 3 and (1) James (1) Latta’s (1730 [or 1717] – ?) family in branch 4. Both families have a James, Samuel, Moses and William. In both trees James, Samuel and Moses immigrated to NY and William to PA. The captain for branch 4 is Randy Phillips, 1456 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901., parting_glass65@yahoo.com.

      (4) James (2) Latta Jr. (1748-1816) in branch 4 also had children named Samuel, James, William and Mary. This Mary b. April 28, 1783 in New Windsor, Orange Co., N.Y.; d. August 18, 1864 in Bengal Township, Clinton County, Mich.; m. Joseph Hamer. Also seen as: Harner, Homer, Hommer, Hammer, & Harris, Randy found these names different in books in 1799. Lived at Lewiston, N.Y. and like her sister Agnes, saw her home burned by the British in 1812.
      With seven small children found refuge at Genesee , N.Y. It is thought that she
      joined the branch 3 Latta relatives. who lived in Charlotte in Monroe Co., NY, Near Rochester NY. This same area was also called ” Mouth of the Genesee”.}

      There is a strong connection between these two families. Randy thinks the heads of branches 3 and 4 (Samuel and James) were brothers.

      He also found a will of James McCobb of Handover Prect., Ulster Co., NY Merchant.leaving legacies to our James and Moses Latta. Executors the wife, GEORGE CLINTON, and James Buckley. He doesn’t say so explicitly, but implies this is the famous Governor and Vice President George Clinton.

      btw, the 1739-1839 dates for our Mary come from Tereasa Guy’s family tree on ancestry.com.

      I’m copying your comments onto Samuel Latta’s page.

      http://minerdescent.com/2010/05/14/samuel-latta/

  33. Tor Hylbom says:

    You have created a wonderful website about your family. I found it as I was doing research on my own family for my own website: http://hylbom.com/family My site is very much still a “work in process”, but I’m making gradual progress on it. I have only looked at a small part of your site so far, but I’ve already found that we have several ancestors in common, including Thomas Minor of Chew magna, John Mason the “Indian fighter”, James Fitch and Abigail Whitfield, John Reynolds and Walter Palmer (from whom I am descended from three of his children by two different wives). I haven’t written up my section on Thomas Minor yet, and your research will be a great help. My site is also published with WordPress, and I have some questions about some technical details (i.e. design features, plug-ins, etc.) to apply to my own site. I can’t find a way to email you directly from the site, but if you would like to coorespond, you can connect to me through my site (link above – go to the “Contact” tab).

  34. Sue G says:

    I cannot believe the wealth of information on this site. I believe I am related to this based on written family information (Josiah Wyatt, Jr. (G. grandson of Orlando Bagley) ?? If I’m remembering correctly. I’m so overwhelmed, my head is spinning from all of this information! I will continue to read and visit this site until EVERY word is read. (perhaps it will take another generation of time!)
    Thank you for all your hard work and connecting us all!

  35. Greeting!

    My wife and I are descendants of Thomas Crosby who’s final resting place was in Rowley, MA. Do you have any further research to his and his wife’s burial place? We live in the town next to Rowley, so we can do some visiting of locations.

    Here is our lineage.
    Thomas Crosby 1575-1661 unknown Rowley, MA
    Simon Crosby 1609-1639 unknown Cambridge, MA
    Rev. Thomas Crosby 1634-1702 Granary Burial Ground Boston, MA
    Joseph Crosby 1669-1725 Worden Cemetery East Dennis, MA
    Theophilus Crosby 1693-1784 unknown Yarmouth County, MA maybe South or East Dennis
    Lemuel Crosby 1726-1769 unknown, maybe Nova Scotia
    James Crosby 1759-1844 unknown Yarmouth, Canada
    Knowles Crosby 1789-1876 unknown Yarmouth, Canada
    Ebenezer Crosby 1815-1898 unknown Yarmouth, Canada
    Gilbert Reed Crosby 1852-1921 Central Cemetery Beverly, MA
    Guy Almond Crosby 1885-1962 unknown
    Carroll Winthrop Crosby 1925-2012 cremated Danvers, MA
    James Michael Crosby 1961- resides in Groveland, MA
    Melanie Dawn (Crosby) Carubia 1982- resides in Ipswich, MA

    Thanks!
    Kevin Carubia

  36. Hi again. Yes, I’ve been to the burial ground to look for his grave. Unfortunately, his was not listed and the grave stones haven’t held up to the test of time. There is a sign which states that this is the resting place of Rowley’s first settlers. My next step to see if there is a burial plot drawn up and on record with the town clerk or Rowley Historical Society.

    Constance Crosby’s house no longer exists I have a feeling Thomas wasn’t buried in the burial ground, as it was customary to bury non-congregational members on their own property or in their own family plots. Also, the location of the current congregational church is not the original site of the first church. The original is where the old town hall annex building is. There could be more graves on that property.

    Is there anything you would like me to check on in the Town Hall or Historical Society/

  37. Wendy says:

    Hello! I happened upon your site looking for images of Gov Wm Bradford. The page that came up noted that Lt. Ephraim Morton was ‘Alex’s 9th gr grandfather.’ I’m assuming Alex is your son? The same Ephraim is also 9th gr grandfather to my children…(I was adding a few notes to my 5th grade daughter’s school handout on Plymouth and the pilgrims to tie in a bit of her history – noting that Gov Bradford adopted Ephraim upon George’s death). Our direct line of descent is George…Ephraim…Ephraim…John…David…David…Michael (Micah)…Zacheus…Warren Liscomb…Fred H (Sr) is my grandfather…and Wm G Morton is my dad (who I adore(d) and miss terribly). I never knew my grandfather, who was born nearly 90 years before me, as he died prior to my birth. I have an enormous amount of geneaology that takes the Morton family back to 900-1000 AD…an aunt by marriage compiled the information, gifting it to my father (her brother-in-law) a number of years ago. So there you go…looks like we’re related! ;0) I’ll enjoy looking over your site in the near future, preferably when it’s not 1am!

  38. My family has genealogy research taking us back to John “Wing” and Deborah Bachiler (we had her last name as “Batchelder”). We are directly descended from John Wing II’s son Ananias. I cannot fully express how amazing it was to find out so much more information, including alternate surname spellings, thanks to your documentation work. Thank you. This is a treasure!

  39. Jonathan says:

    This is a great genealogical blog. I’m related to many of the people you are. I do have a question. How did you find out that Ephraim Coleman’s wife’s last name is Rogers? You also don’t put her last name on the list of siblings, but you put her last name in your little section about Mr. Ephraim Coleman.

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Jonathan,
      I couldn’t find a historical marriage record, but dozens of ancestry.com genealogies show this relationship. I updated the list of siblings, changing the marriage location to Newbury, Mass to conform with the consensus.
      Rgds, Mark

  40. Thanks Mark! It’s frustrating when one hits a snare like Ananias’ wife Hannah. I’ll just leave it as “wing” until more information surfaces. We are descendants of his son John.

    • markeminer says:

      From the Wing Family Library I didn’t totally follow this, but it’s titled Ananais Wing and Hannah and other mysteries and may help you unravel your ancestor. Sorry it’s in all caps.

      I AM SORRY I EVER STARTED THIS PARTICULAR PAGE. THIS HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT CONFUSING…AND REMAINS CONFUSING EVEN AS I WRITE THESE WORDS. THE CONFUSION STEMS FROM A VARIETY OF THINGS. TO BEGIN WITH (AS THOUGH THERE IS A GOOD PLACE TO BEGIN) THERE WERE 2 GIRLS APPARENTLY BORN ABOUT THE SAME TIME IN THE SAME AREA… TISBURY, DUKES CO., MASSACHUSETTS…HANNAH FREEMAN AND HANNAH TILTON. IT SEEMS THAT GOV. THOMAS PRENCE TOOK AS HIS 3RD WIFE, THE WIDOW APPHIA (?) FREEMAN…THE WIDOW OF SAMUEL FREEMAN, WHOSE SON JOHN FREEMAN IS MENTIONED IN GOV. PRENCE’S WILL…LUCKY JOHN RECEIVED 2 BOOKS FROM HIS STEP-FATHER:

      “A FURTHER SUPPLEMENT OR ADDITION, AND PRTE OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE HONORED THOMAS PRENCE ESQR: DECEASED AS FOLLOWETH I GIVE UNTO MY SON, MR JOHN FFREEMAN SPEEDS CRONICLE AND WILSONS DICTIONARY AND THE ABRIDGMENT; AND SIMPSONS HISTORY OF THE CHURCH AND NEWMANS CONCORDANCE ”

      ALONG WITH ALL OF THIS MESS, WE HAVE TO STIR IN A FEW MAYHEWS/MAYO’S AND SANBORN’S AND WING’S. I HOPE YOU CAN FOLLOW ME…I AM NOT EVEN SURE OF WHERE IT IS I AM GOING WITH THIS. ON DEC. 17, 1662 ALONG COMES SAMUEL TILTON, SON OF WILLIAM TILTON AND SUSANNAH, AND ON THIS DATE HE MARRIES HANNAH MOULTON…AND JUST TO KEEP THINGS HOPPING…WILLIAM SANBORN MARRIES MARY MOULTON. WILLIAM SANBORN IS THE SON OF ANN BACHILER WHO MARRIED JOHN SANBORN/SAMBORN. IF YOU READ THE TIMELINE YOU WILL KNOW THAT WILLIAM SANBORN CAME WITH HIS GRANDFATHER, REV. STEPHEN BACHILER AND DEBORAH WING AND HER 4 SONS ON THE WILLIAM AND FRANCIS. SO I THINK OUR FIRST INGREDIENT IN THIS STEW OF FAMILY WOULD BE WILLIAM SANBORN WHO MARRIED MARY MOULTON.

      OKAY, SO WE HAVE SAMUEL TILTON MARRYING HANNAH MOULTON, AND WE HAVE WILLIAM SANBORN MARRYING MARY MOULTON AND SOMEHOW ALONG WITH ALL OF THIS MESS WE HAVE JOHN FREEMAN, STEPSON OF GOV. THOMAS PRENCE STUCK IN HERE FOR NO APPARENT REASON EXCEPT…THAT WALTER GOODWIN DAVIS, ONE OF THE RENOWNED HISTORIANS FOR THE TILTON FAMILY FOR SOME REASON (APPARENTLY HE HAD A GOOD ONE…ALTHOUGH I HAVEN’T FOUND IT YET) PROPOSES THAT HANNAH TILTON, THE DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL TILTON IS REALLY THE DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL FREEMAN. THERE IS NO SAMUEL FREEMAN MENTIONED IN GOV. PRENCE’S WILL…JUST JOHN FREEMAN. THERE ARE FAMILY CHARTS THAT INDICATE THAT SAMUEL FREEMAN AND APPHIA HAD A SON BY THE NAME OF SAMUEL, BUT FRANKLY I GAVE UP. I HAVE ALSO READ WHERE SAMUEL FREEMAN AND APPHIA HAD A DAUGHTER NAMED HANNAH FREEMAN.

      ALRIGHT, SO NOW WE HAVE WILLIAM SANBORN AND MARY MOULTON WHO HAS A DAUGHTER BY THE NAME OF MEHITABLE. MEHITABLE RUNS OUT AND MARRIES DANIEL TILTON, THE BROTHER OF SAMUEL TILTON, THE FATHER (?) OF HANNAH TILTON. AND THEN, GUESS WHAT, WE HAVE NATHANIEL WING AND ANANIAS WING AND JOSEPH WING ALL RUNNING IN AND OUT OF HAMPTON, CHILMARK, TISBURY AND EVERY PLACE ELSE. JOSEPH WING (ANANIAS’S BROTHER) MARRIES JERUSHA MAYHEW WHO IS REAL TIGHT WITH GOV. THOMAS PRENCE AND HIS FAMILY (HE HAD 4 WIVES). OKAY, SO WE KNOW THAT NATHANIEL WING MARRIED SARAH HATCH…BUT HE WAITED TO MARRY UNTIL HE WAS ABOUT 40 YEARS OLD…WHAT IN THE HECK WAS HE DOING ALL THAT TIME? CHANCES ARE HE WAS HANGING OUT IN CHILMARK AND TISBURY WITH HIS COUSINS AND UNWITTINGLY HELPING TO CONFUSE FURTHER GENERATIONS…AND ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOT UNCOVERED ONE SHRED OF EVIDENCE…IS IT POSSIBLE THAT NATHANIEL WAS MARRIED BEFORE HE MARRIED SARAH HATCH? WHO KNOWS? OKAY, SO WHILE JOSEPH, ANANIAS AND NATHANIEL WING ARE ALL CHASING ALL OVER MASSACHUSETTS, ANANIAS MEETS A GIRL NAMED HANNAH, FALLS IN LOVE AND MARRIES HER. ONCE AGAIN WE HAVE THE TILTON FAMILY HISTORIAN, WALTER GOODWIN DAVIS, WHO STATES THAT HANNAH TILTON MARRIES NATHANIEL WING…BUT THERE IS NOTHING IN WRITING THAT PROVES THAT…AND WE DO KNOW THAT ANANIAS WING MARRIED A GIRL NAMED HANNAH FROM TISBURY…AND SAMUEL TILTON MENTIONS HIS DAUGHTER HANNAH WING IN HIS WILL. WE ALSO MUST BEAR IN MIND THAT AROUND THIS TIME WE ONLY HAD ONE NATHANIEL WING AND CERTAINLY ONE ANANIAS WING.

      THE OTHER THING TO BEAR IN MIND IS THAT NATHANIEL WING, FOR WHATEVER REASON MARRIED OUT OF THE QUAKER RELIGION. THERE IS NO INDICATION WHEN HE TURNED FROM HIS FATHER’S AND UNCLES’ RELIGION…BUT HE DID. SAMUEL TILTON WAS A QUAKER DOWN TO HIS TOES. BUT…WE STILL HAVE A MYSTERY GOING ON. GOV. THOMAS PRENCE WAS QUITE FAMOUS FOR HIS PERSECUTION OF QUAKERS…HE DIDN’T LIKE THEM….AND JUST TO KEEP THINGS EVEN MORE INTERESTING, THE NAME PRENCE IS PRONOUNCED PRINCE…AND WAS EVEN SPELLED THAT WAY BY GOV. PRENCE’S FOREFATHERS, BUT GOV. PRENCE, BEING THE INTERESTING FELLOW THAT HE WAS, CHANGED THE SPELLING TO PRENCE. HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY IN THE WORLD WE WOUND UP WITH SO MANY WING’S WHO HAD THE FIRST NAME OF PRINCE? I HAVE. NOW I THINK I AM GETTING A CLUE…PRINCE/PRENCE. THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT THE 3 PRINCE WING’S THAT I HAVE IN MY DATABASE AT THIS TIME ARE ALL DESCENDED FROM STEPHEN WING, WHO WAS THE FATHER OF NATHANIEL…BUT THE PRINCE USED AS A FIRST NAME SEEMS TO BE STARTED BY STEPHENS GRANDSONS BY OTHER SON’S, NOT BY NATHANIEL.

      ANYHOW, AS I CONTINUE TO DROWN DEEPER AND DEEPER IN THIS MUCK, IT MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTING TO KNOW THAT SAMUEL TILTON’S FATHER, WILLIAM SUPPOSEDLY PURCHASED THE LYNN PROPETY FROM JOHN WING, ANANIAS’S FATHER, WHEN THE WING FAMILY MOVED TO SANDWICH IN 1647. (SEE PHOEBE TILTON III:445-6). ANOTHER FACT IS THAT SAMUEL TILTON AND HIS WIFE, HANNAH MOULTON, HAD 2 OTHER DAUGHTERS THAT THEY NAMED RACHEL AND MARY…ANANIAS AND HANNAH HAD 5 DAUGHTERS AND THEIR NAMES WERE: HANNAH, RACHEL, MARY, ELIZABETH AND DEBORAH…NOT NECCESSARILY IN THAT ORDER. ANANIAS AND HANNAH ALSO NAMED ONE OF THEIR SON’S SAMUEL… ALTHOUGH I WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPIER HAD THEY NAMED HIM “TILTON” OR “FREEMAN”.

      ONE MORE TEENY ITEM TO INCLUDE HERE IS:
      BANKS HISTORY OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD STATED “NATHANIEL WING, PROBABLY THE SON OF JOHN WING OF SANDWICH MA WAS A TRANSIENT RESIDENT OF WEST TISBURY MA IN 1686 AND ALSO OWNED LAND IN CHILMARK MA (BOTH MARTHA’S VINEYARD). IT IS ASSUMED THAT HE MARRIED HANNAH TILTON, DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL TILTON.” IT IS PROBABLE THAT THIS ACTUALLY REFERRED TO ANANIAS.
      WELL, WE KNOW THAT JOHN WING WAS NOT THE FATHER OF NATHANIEL…SO THAT’S THE FIRST MISTAKE. AND WE ALSO KNOW THAT IN 1687 OR THERE-ABOUTS, NATHANIEL MARRIED SARAH HATCH. ONE OTHER TO CONSIDER, AND IT MIGHT SOUND SILLY, BUT I FEEL LIKE IT NEEDS TO BE MENTIONED. I WONDER HOW MANY TIMES ANANIAS TOLD SOMEONE WHAT HIS NAME WAS AND THEY WENT “HUH?”…ANANIAS APPARENTLY WASN’T OVERLY FOND OF HIS NAME BECAUSE HE DOES NOT NAME ANY OF HIS SONS ANANIAS…BUT HE DOES NAME A SON ELNATHAN…OF COURSE, HE WOULD. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT ANANIAS SOMETIMES WENT BY NATHAN…OR A FORM THEREOF? TO TAKE IT A STRETCH FURTHER, ACCOUNTING FOR NEW ENGLAND ACCENTS, COULD ANANIAS AND NATHAN OR NATHANIEL SOUNDED ALIKE? JUST A THOUGHT.

      OKAY, SO WE HAVE SAMUEL TILTON WHO NAMES HIS DAUGHTER, HANNAH WING IN HIS WILL. WE HAVE ANANIAS WHO WE DO KNOW MARRIED A HANNAH…WE HAVE NATHANIEL WHO WE KNOW MARRIED SARAH HATCH. ACCORDING TO WHICH FAMILY HISTORY YOU READ YOU WILL FIND THAT HANNAH FREEMAN SUPPOSEDLY MARRIED JOHN MAYO AND/OR NATHANIEL WING…AND YOU WILL READ THAT HANNAH TILTON ALSO MARRIED JOHN MAYO AND/OR NATHANIEL WING. I TEND TO BELIEVE THAT HANNAH FREEMAN DID INDEED MARRY JOHN MAYO/MAYHEW AND THAT HANNAH TILTON MARRIED ANANIAS WING…AND UNTIL I DISCOVER ANYTHING DIFFERENT, THATS MY STORY AND I’M GOING TO STICK TO IT.

      ANANIAS WING WAS BORN IN YARMOUTH, PLYMOUTH COLONY ABOUT 1652. THERE IS NO RECORD OF ANANIAS’S BIRTH…BUT IT WAS SAID THAT THAT HE WAS YOUNGER THAN HIS BROTHER JOSEPH, AND OLDER THAN HIS BROTHER JOHN, WHICH PLACES HIS DATE OF BIRTH AROUND 1652. IN 1675 ANANIAS SIGNED A PETITION WHICH INDICATES THAT HE WOULD HAVE BEEN AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE BY THAT TIME.

      ANANIAS WING MARRIED HANNAH TILTON IN TISBURY, DUKES, MASSACHUSETTS, THEIR DATE OF MARRIAGE IS UNKNOWN, BUT THEIR FIRST CHILD WAS BORN MAY 2, 1687. HANNAH WAS BORN IN HAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1663, THE DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL TILTON AND HANNAH MOULTON. THE FACT THAT ANANIAS WING MARRIED A GIRL WHO WAS BORN IN HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THE TOWN THAT HIS GRANDFATHER, STEPHEN BACHILER FOUNDED, INDICATES THAT THE WING FAMILY AND THE BACHILER FAMILY MAY STILL HAVE KEPT IN TOUCH AND THAT PERHAPS ANANIAS WING MET HANNAH TILTON DURING A VISIT TO BACHILER RELATIVES IN HAMPTON.

      IT MAY ALSO BE OF INTEREST OF WING AND BACHILER DESCENDANTS THAT HANNAH TILTON’S UNCLE, DANIEL TILTON MARRIED MEHITABLE SANBORNE, THE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM SANBORNE AND MARY MOULTON. WILLIAM SANBORNE WAS THE SON OF JOHN SANBORN AND ANNE BACHILER. SO WE DO HAVE MANY FAMILY CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE WING’S AND THE BACHILER’S AND THE SANBORNE’S AND TILTON’S. IN FACT ,THIS WHOLE HISTORY BEGS FOR MORE RESEARCH AND AS TIME ALLOWS I WILL BE DELIGHTED TO RESEARCH THIS FURTHER..AND SHARE WHAT I LEARN.
      WALTER GOODWIN DAVIS WHO IS THE FAMILY HISTORIAN FOR THE TILTON FAMILY STATES THAT THE WILL OF SAMUEL TILTON OF CHILMARK, MARTHA’S VINEYARD WHICH WAS MADE ON JUNE 5, 1718 NAMES A DAUGHTER, HANNAH WING. DAVIS MISTAKENLY THOUGHT THAT HANNAH TILTON MARRIED NATHANIEL WING, BUT THE ONLY NATHANIEL WING AROUND AT THAT TIME WAS THE SON OF STEPHEN WING AND HE WOULD MARRY SARAH HATCH AROUND 1687.

      ANANIAS WING WAS ONE OF THE CITIZENS OF YARMOUTH WHO LOST HORSES IN THE FIRST EXPEDITION TO MOUNT HOPE AGAINST KING PHILIP IN 1675. ANANIAS WAS ASSESSED £3,16 S. DR. CONWAY WING HAS NOTED THAT ANANIAS WING UNITED WITH MANY OTHER IN PETITIONING GOV. JOSIAH WINSLOW AND THE GENERAL COURT ON THE SUBJECT OF WAR AGAINST THE NARRAGANSETT INDIANS. ANANIAS FINALLY WENT TO WAR AS A PRIVATE SOLDIER UNDER CAPTAIN JOHN GORHAM IN THE SECOND EXPEDITION AGAINST THE TRIBE IN 1676, WHEN THE TROOPS SUFFERED SO SEVERELY. ANANIAS WING IS MENTIONED IN 1733 AS ONE WHO WOULD RECEIVE A GRANT OF LAND IN THE PROVINCE OF MAINE (TOWN OF GORHAM) FOR SEVING IN THE INDIAN WARS…BUT ANANIAS DID NOT LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT HE WAS EVEN APPRECIATED, MUCH LESS SERVED A GRANT OF LAND.

      IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE OLD ORCHARD, KNOWN AS “WING’S ORCHARD,” NEAR THE SAUTUCKETT, WAS THE HOME OF ANANIAS. ANANIAS INHERITED THIS PROPERTY FROM HIS FATHER, JOHN WING.
      ANANIAS DIED TESTATE. WILL DATED 1718, PROVED SEPT. 17, 1718. SON ELNATHAN WING EXECUTOR; MENTIONS “DEAR AND LOVING WIFE,” MOTHER OF HIS CHILDREN OR SOME OF THEM, BUT NO NAME. MENTIONS SONS ELNATHAN, SAMUEL, JOHN AND JOSEPH; DAUGHTERS DEBORAH WEEKS, HANNAH (ASTIN?), RACHEL, ELIZABETH AND MARY.
      ANANIAS WING AND HANNAH TILTON HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:
      1. DEBORAH WING, BORN 1687, PROBABLY IN HARWICH, BARNSTABLE, MASSACHUSETTS.
      2. HANNAH WING, BORN AUGUST, 1690, PROBABLY IN HARWICH, BARNSTABLE, MASSACHUSETTS.
      3. ELNATHAN WING, BORN OCTOBER 20, 1692, PROBABLY IN HARWICH, BREWSTER, MASSACHUETTS.
      4. SAMUEL WING, BORN, AUGUST, 1694, IN HARWICH, BREWSTER, MASSACHUETTS (SAUTUCKET)
      5. RACHEL WING, BORN DECEMBER 20, 1697, IN HARWICH, BREWSTER, MASSACHUSETTS (FORMERLY SAUTUCKET).
      6. ELIZABETH WING, BORN FREBRUARY, 1699/1700, IN HARWICH, BREWSTER, MASCHUSETTS (FORMERLY SAUTUCKET).
      7. JOHN WING, BORN APRIL 3, 1702 IN HARWICH, BREWSTER, MASSACHUSETTS (FORMERLY SAUTUCKET).
      8. MARY WING, BORN MAY 18, 1704 IN HARWICH, BREWSTER, MASSACHUSETTS (FORMERLY SAUTUCKET).
      9. JOSEPH WING, BORN SEPTEMBER 17, 1707 IN HARWICH, BREWSTER, MASSACHUSETTS (FORMERLY SAUTUCKET).

  41. Terri Harris says:

    Hi There! I stumbled across your site as I was researching our Morton Roots..George Morton is my 10th great-grandfather…and the more I find out, the more my jaw-drops! Just saying “hi”!, and cant wait to share with the family! -Theresa DeBoise Harris

  42. Rita Addison says:

    Came across your website while researching Mary Ann Chase, wife of Timothy Corbin, (perhaps) daughter of Daniel Chase. You are to be commended not only for the research you have accomplished, but for this fantastic website and the way you have put it together. What an amazing body of work!

  43. Jo Ann says:

    Hello. I just discovered your fantastic site today while searching for information about Alexander Balcom.

    I’m a little confused about the marriage dates for Isaac Allen.
    Two marriages – same date…
    1. Katherine Balcom c. 1661
    Providence RI Isaac Allen
    30 May 1673 Rehoboth, Mass.
    .
    Daniel Jenks
    before 1692
    Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island 1729
    Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island
    ******

    Isaac Allen was born about 1642 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass. His parents were John Allen and Christian Bacon. He first married Mary Bowen (b: 18 Jan 1652 in Rehoboth) on 30 May 1673 in Rehoboth.

    Happy New Year!
    Jo Ann

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Jo Ann,

      Thanks for the catch. Isaac Allen married Katherine Balcom about 1682 before their first child Katharine Allen was born 18 Jan 1683 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass. I don’t see a record of the marriage Isaac’s parents were John Allen and Christian Bacon. His grandparents were my ancestors George ALLEN and Katherine [WATTS?].

      http://minerdescent.com/2010/08/03/george-allen-the-elder/

      More about Isaac’s first wife Mary Bowen who he married on 30 May 1673 in Rehoboth. Her parents were Obidiah Bowen and Mary Clifton. She was born 18 Jan 1652 in Rehoboth and died 20 Aug 1678.

      Happy New Year, Mark

  44. Ron Corser says:

    Alex?–or whoever has created this site.
    I would like to get in contact with you. My father is reseaching the CORSER family history. We would like to know where in English William Courser was born in 1609. I am 10th generation Corser. We have compiled the entire Corser family history back to that date.
    Please can you email my dad (Ron)?
    Jenny

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  46. chris says:

    Hi Mark,

    Great website. I am curious how you are related to John Masters. I have been researching my Marster/Master line for awhile and trying to piece together my older ancestors one of whom I believe is this John Masters.

    Regards,
    Chris

  47. Chuck Russell says:

    Mark,
    I added Pvt. Herman S. Webber, Co. B, 3rd ME Infantry and photo to Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=105998579
    Thought you might find this of interest. I will scan a tin type of Virgil E. Webber, Co. E, 16th Maine and submit to Find A Grave in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. He was possibly buried as “unknown” in the Maine section ( KIA 1 July !863, Gettysburg). I have two, handwritten letters your great-grandmother Nellie Coleman wrote to an aunt. If you are interested in them let me know. You can have them. Regards, Chuck Russell, Bismarck, ND

  48. Chuck Russell says:

    Mark,
    Pvt. Virgil H. Webber, Co. E, 16th Maine Infantry

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106003505

    (Please note corretion of middle initial). Your Great-grandmother’s letters were written in 1890 and 1891, both to Aunt Elvira who I am sure was G. D. Coleman’s sister.
    Regards, Chuck Russell

  49. Kat says:

    Please note that no one was burned at the stake at Salem. All victims were hanged, except for Giles Corey, who was pressed to death with stones. Thanks for this project!

  50. Reed says:

    A very impressive site. Thanks for all the work.

    If I may, though, there is one correction that needs to be made. In the Turk/Turck line of the family you have fallen into the trap regarding Peter (Petrus) Turk/Turck. You have:
    **********
    v. Petrus “Peter” Turk b. ~1798 in Kingston, Ulster, NY; d. 12 Nov 1882 in Flatbush Reformed Church, Ulster, NY; m. Getty Osterhout (b. ~ 1804 in New York – d. 13 Sep 1875 in Ulster County, NY) Peter and Getty had at least two children Abraham (b. 1834) and Amelia (b. 1837)
    In the 1850 census Peter and Gitty K. were farming in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
    **********
    This is an error that goes back to a variety of printed genealogies and other sources. In a nutshell, there are (at least!) two Peter Turck/Turck’s from the Kingston area, both born within a decade of each other.

    The Peter/Petrus Turk/Turck born and baptized in Kingston 11 March 1798 married Rachel Gay (b. 1799, Greene Co., NY) in 1820 in Greene Co., NY, and emigrated to Mequon, Washington (later Ozaukee) Co., Wisconsin in 1837. They may have lived in the Palmyra/Macedon, NY area circa 1830-37 (I’m still working on that).

    Peter Turck and family lived in Mequon until the mid-1850s, then in Milwaukee, and he died in Madison, WI, on 5 Sept. 1872. He is buried in Forest Home cemetery in Milwaukee. I have done a lot of research on this family and I am very confident in the above information.

    He had, I believe, nine children with his first wife, Rachel Gay. Most of the children lived well into adulthood, married and had children.

    Rachel died in 1841. In 1848 Peter married again, to Christina Koehler/Kaehler. They had one daughter, who died in her teens in 1861. Christina died eleven days later.

    The “other” Peter Turck was born about 1797 in New York (near Kingston, if I recall correctly) and married Gitty Catherine Osterhout/Osterhoudt (b, 1804). They had (at least) 4 children. The two you mentioned (Abraham and Amelia, above) and also Gertrude “Girty” Catherine (1821-1899) and Benjamin (b. about 1840, d. after 1860). This Peter Turck remained in Ulster Co., NY, his entire life. He died in 1882. His wife Gitty died in 1875. They are both buried at the Burhans Family burial ground in Ulster Co.

    I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you would like further information.

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Reed,

      Thanks for the information, Peter had an interesting life. Did you notice his second wife was thirty years younger. In the process of inputing Peter’s genealogy in my regular style, I noticed that his gravestone shows his birth as Kinderhook, Columbia, New York. Forty miles upriver from Kingston. Find A Grave Memorial# 91864505

      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgiI?page=gr&GRid=9186450

      After more hunting than I originally planned, my tentative conclusion is that Peter was the second cousin of the Peter who was the son of Jacob Turk and Annatje Folant. I think it is more likely that his parents were Jacob Turk and Mary Klein. I think Mary was the daughter or granddaughter of Palantine refugees.

      I also tried to trace the career of Peter’s second wife, Christina Koehler. It looks like she was German and immigrated with her parents from Amsterdam to Philadelphia in 1832. I may have found her parents George and Catharina Kohler.

      See my page for Peter’s great grandfather http://minerdescent.com/2010/08/10/johannes-turk/
      for the details on what I discovered.

      McClasky Family Tree on ancestry.com shows Peter’s birthplace as Germantown, Columbia, New York

      http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14784953/person/19806507035

      By the way, I have three Palantine Refugees in my family tree. They had an interesting journey. See my tag: http://minerdescent.com/tag/palantine-refugee/

      Rgds, Mark

  51. jeffrg says:

    Mark, I’m reading your page on John French and, which many online trees report this, I’m questioning if it is the correct spouse.

    http://minerdescent.com/2010/06/21/john-french-sr/

    Trying to document the tree on Geni and I’m wondering if John French (1622-1697) actually married Freedom’s Aunt, who I’ve seen as Grace Freedom Kingsley. Here is the FindAGrave for Grace, which the gravestone states she is the wife of John French: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13727932

    Grace was born in 1621 and died in 1680. The death timeline would seem to fit with what I have as John’s second marriage in 1683 to Elinor Thompson. I’ve even seen a site that has all three: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/c/k/Jody-L-Mckinney-sr-WA/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-1305.html

    I’ve also seen John’s youngest son John Jr. as being born in 1641, Mary 1642, Dependence 1648 – dates that would be too early for Freedom. So if can clear up the confusion, I’d be much appreciative.

    • jeffrg says:

      Ok, I’ve done some additional research and it looks like another John French (1612-1693) married Grace. Somehow these two lines have been tangled online. This appears to be the John that married Grace and Elinor, which appears different then the John (1622-1697) who married Freedom. http://www.musgravia.4t.com/French/french_chart_Before.htm

      • markeminer says:

        Jeff,

        I’m still trying to untangle these two John Frenchs. It seems clear that there were two men both named John French. My ancestor who lived in Ipswich and another John French lived fifty miles away in Baintree. The Ipswich John married Freedom and the Baintree John married Grace. Freedom’s father John Kingsley was born in 1614. On 3 Jun 1635, John Kingsley, his brother Stephen, and Captain John Smith sailed on the James from Bristol, England. Among the one-hundred passengers on board was a minister Richard Mather who sailed in disguise to America in escape from the wrath of King Charles. He wrote a journal giving details of the trip.

        In order for John Kingsley to be Grace’s father his birth was pushed back 14 years to 1600

  52. jeffrg says:

    From what I understand thus far, Grace was Freedom’s aunt. Grace was the daughter of John Kingsley (b1579) and Katherine Butler. John Kingsley (b1614) and Grace Kingsley (b1621) were siblings.

  53. Nadine Ivester/Ed Boynton says:

    We are tracing the John Boynton lineage and were fascinated to read your articles. We have stumbled in our search at Richard Boynton Jr., son of Richard Boynton and father to John Boynton. Richard Jr. was born in Rowley in 1706 and owned farmland in Harvard. He died at the doctors house in Tewsbury on Feb.1.1754. However we cannot find where he was buried. A book titled, “Geneology of the descendents of William and John Boynton” does not mention much about Richard Jr. or of his children. We do know that John Boynton, Richard Jr.’s son, born Feb. 11, 1743 was 11 yrs old when his father died. His mother was Jerusha Hutchins. We don’t know what happened to her about his death. Did she remarry? The children, 6 of them, were dispersed among other family because she couldn’t take care of them. Can you shed any light on this family at this time? What happened to John Boynton? He is in our direct lineage. Thank you so much for any assistance you can provide.

  54. Don G from Seattle says:

    Can you tell me the source of the etching of Nathanael & Catharine Greene? It’s the first picture I’ve seen of Caty that shows why she was pursued by so many men. Where did you find the etching? Thanks

  55. yorktown1781 says:

    Can you tell me the source of the picture of Nathanael & Catharine Greene? It’s the best one I’ve ever seen of Caty. I’m writing a book that includes a major section on the Greenes. Many thanks.

  56. Bill Brown says:

    Mark
    I am trying to track down information on William Brown(b.1794) who married Ruth Wasson (b.1798) in 1820. I saw a reference in the New Brunswick First Families publication that suggest he and his sister were Loyalist from NY (which didn’t seem to make sense given his birth date). Your research shows him born in England and his parents as Francis Brown and Sidney Green of Elsbrow, England. Do you have any references you can refer me to, to allow me dig deeper? I also saw another family tree reference to this William Brown being born in a different town in England. Any info you could share would be very much appreciated. Also was this Wasson Family Loyalist or planters?
    Thanks
    Bill Brown

    • markeminer says:

      Couldn’t find more on the Browns.

      Planters and Pioneers, Nova Scotia 1749-1775 by Dr. Esther Clark Wright has the following citation. I don’t have the book, just found the citation.

      http://www.plantersandpioneers.com/pioneer.html

      WASSON, JOHN MAUGERVILLE 176-
      m1. Ann, sister of Thomas Christy; m2. Hannah Estey; Ch: Betty, Ann, Susan, (2d) Sarah, John, James, Hannah, Thomas, Mary, Robert, Ruth Charlotte, George.

      John Wasson was quite a bit older than Hannah, his second wife. I couldn’t find if he was a planter or loyalist. While his name doesn’t appear on the 1783 Studholm Report, I would guess planter.

      Hannah’s husband John Wasson was born 1741 – Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire. His parents were Lt. Col. Thomas Wasson (b. 1701 in Village of Ballymena, Ballymanus Parish (Antrim) Northern Ireland – d. Jan 1801 in Chester, Rockingham, NH) and Ann Wright (b,23 Oct 1715 in Village of Dunblane (Perthshire) Scotland).

      Thomas Wason came to America approximately 1728 with his brother James and with his two sisters Isabel (married John Caldwell, 1734) and Margaret (married James Caldwell, 1740) James settled in Portsmouth NH 1736 then to Nottingham West now Hudson, NH. Another brother, David Wasson did not emigrate and remained in Clough, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and the Wasson family still lives in Clough today as well as the Calwells, (Caldwells).

      When Isabel Wason and James Caldwell married, they stated that they lived in the village of Clough, Ballymena, County Antrim. A researcher found the four room cottage (No longer occupied) that the Wasons probably lived in next to the Clough Presbyterian Church

      1733, October 11: Thomas Wasson married Ann Wright in the Second Church at Scituate Village (Plymouth) Massachusetts Colony.

      Source: “Thomas Wason of Chester, New Hampshire; And His Descendants” by Alice Lucinda Priest; revised, unpublished manuscript; Shenandoah, Iowa; 1931 (Iowa State Library, Des Moines)

      John first married Ann Christy and had two children Betty Ann (b. 1767) and Susan (b.1768). John died Jan 1823 in Sheffield, New Brunswick, Canada.

      http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=398&p=surnames.wasson

  57. Ona Tannehill says:

    Hi Mark,
    I appreciate your Latta work. I may be able to add something. Mary Latta married Williams Thompson and have 7 children. You have nothing for the youngest child, Samuel Thompson. I have been researching him and you can find it in my Tannehill tree. Samuel married in Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska, which may solve your problem re which William Thompson of that generation to follow.

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Ona,

      Here’s what I found. Do you have more?

      vii. Samuel Rankin Thompson b. 17 Apr 1833 Shenango, Pennsylvania; m. 3 Aug 1859 – Rock Bluff, Cass, Nebraska by Rev LC West Baptist minister and probate judge to Lucy Gilmour (b. 15 May 1836 in Orchard Lake, Michigan Territory) Her parents were William Sr Gilmour (1804 – 1876) and Lucy Anne Thompson (1811 – 1881) Samuel and Lucy had at least one child, Mary (b. 1867)

      • Ona Tannehill says:

        Yes, I see you updated Samuel R. Thompson. As he has no descendants I thought it was important to show he had a life! Thanks. Samuel died 28 Oct 1896 in New Wilmington PA. Lucy died about 1920. Their daughter Mary lived from 23 Jul 1867 to 19 Mar 1886. I haven’t finished my research on this family; will let you know when….
        In the meatime, there are some tangles in the Thompson family. William and Mary (Latta) Thompson living with their daughter Eliza Jane and her husband Robert Snodgrass in 1860. Actually the elder Thompsons lived with their daughter Nancy and her husband William Snodgrass. Two sisters apparently married two brothers. I will try to untangle this, but the 1860 census is clear about Nancy, who is not on your list of offspring for William and Mary Thompson. You do, however, show a Samuel E. Thompson where I think Nancy should be. Aside from the surname Snodgrass, these people drive me nuts with their common names!

  58. Eric says:

    Hello, I’ve been trying to run down leads that I got from DNA to find my Bailey family. There are two families that are very interesting matches. One is a Benjamin Bailey m. Mary Parmenter (1707-1769) and the other is Ebenezer Bailey III m. Runa Benjamin. She is the grand daughter of Samuel Clarke Benjamin and Phebe Minor. Your website seems to bring the Parmenters, Benjamins and Minors together. I was wondering if you might have some insight to any of these families, like who are Mary Parmenter’s parents? You proved she isn’t the daughter of Joseph and Mary Gibbs.

  59. Eric says:

    Thank you for the reply and posting so much information on this website. Just FYI I match three descendants of John Pamenter m. Mary Eames, and one of Bathshebah Parmenter m. Jonas Rice. So Mary must fit in the Sudbury Parmenters… easier said than done I know….

  60. Cheri Dickey-Whitish says:

    I am descended from Loring Webber of Clinton, Maine. In the History of Kennebec County, it states that in Clinton, George Webber, (brother of my gr-gr grandmother Caroline), was the son of Loring Webber and the grandson of Rev. Charles Webber who died in Winslow about 1840. Loring was born in Vassalboro. On the Miner Descent website, specifically on the page of Charles Webber Jr.,(son of Charles B. Webber. and Hannah Call), Loring is listed under “Other Webbers in Kennebec, Maine in 1850 census (For process of elimination of Charles Webber’s children)”. When the History of Kennebec County was written, George Webber was still living and would have known who his own grandfather was, so shouldn’t I believe that Loring is in fact a son of Charles Webber Jr.? I also found a marriage record in the Yarmouth, Massachusetts Vital Records Volume 1 which gives the marriage record of “Charles Webber of Vasselborough in the county of Linclon, (sic) to Molly Sturges Yarmouth April 18, 1793″. Molly and Polly were common nicknames for Mary. I believe that Charles Webber Jr. and Mary or Molly Sturges Webber were the parents of Loring Webber who moved to Clinton, (Clinton and Vassalboro are only about 10 miles apart). Loring also had a son and a grandson named Charles Is there a way to verify this tie?

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Cheri,

      I’ve spent more time on Charles Webber Jr than any other ancestor. His brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces are all well documented. Why is there no record of his twelve children?

      I’ve moved Loring from the list of “other” Webbers to the list of Charles’ possible children. I assume I didn’t include him at first because the History of Kennebec County says his father was Rev. Charles Webber and I didn’t know he was a clergyman. However, I did have this record:

      A powerful revival in 1805, under the preaching of Rev. Asa Wilbur, resulted in the formation of a second Baptist church, February 7, 1806. The organization was perfected at the house of Benjamin Dyer, on the river road, and signed by seventeen members: Nathaniel Reynolds, jun., Edmund Hayward, Asa Williams, Benjamin Dyer, John Sawtelle, Charles Webber, jun., Henry Babcock, Mary Matthews, Mary Reynolds, Jemima Dyer, Mercy Matthews, Thankful Faught, Elizabeth Andrews, Eunice Williams, Abigail Tuttle, Sarah Ingraham and Susanna Hayward.

      The Webbers and most of the early residents of Vassalboro were from Yarmouth. Interesting that Charles went back down south to be married.

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Cheri,

      I also found the following which I had mislaid when I first replied to you. one of my genealogy friends is a descendant of Wallace Gilbert. Our grandmothers corresponded about genealogy around 1960!

      Illustrated History of Kennebec County 1892 – One other place and kind of worship will not be forgotten so long as the links of tradition can touch each other — the church and teachings of Charles Webber, who resided on the river road near Riverside, in the house now occupied by Wallace W. Gilbert. Across the road, on what is known as the James S. Emery place, Mr. Webber erected a small edifice in the last few years of the last century. Here he had preaching of his own, and constituted himself the pastor. What was more conspicuous in this arrangement was the fact that said Webber could not read, and depended upon his wife for that important attribute. He could readily grasp the scripture reading of his wife and give wholesome explanation thereon; and only once was his knowledge clouded, when his wife read “log” for “lodge” in the wilderness. His manner of announcing a text was: ” If Polly tells me aright you will find my text, etc.” He urged sinners to repent, often saying that it was as impossible for one to enter heaven as it was for a shad to climb a tree. His eccentricities and goodness survive him, as does the old church, which, on another site, is the residence of Freeman Sturgis.

  61. Hi Mark, very interesting site, though I would comment that the Scudder Arms, granted to Scudder , probably Henry, of North Cray in 1574, are incorrect, the cinquefoils are in chief not on the fess where the roundels should be, I have previously advised the pedlars of armorial history who disseminated this incorrect information but they are not interested. I would opine that the College of Arms are the most likely to be correct in this. See http://skudders.weebly.com/heraldry–armorial-inscriptions.html. Regards

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  64. Hi Mark,
    Thank you for publishing your work on Miner and related ancestors! I am fascinated by the details, especially love the pictures of what those places look like today.
    I was delighted to find, at InternetArchives.com, the book you quoted from by Higginson: New-England plantation with a sea journal –

    https://archive.org/stream/newenglandsplant00higgrich#page/60/mode/2up

    warm regards,
    April Dauenhauer

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  66. debsong2013 says:

    Wow! This is an AMAZING site! Lots of great information! I only learned last year that my 4 siblings and I are “direct” descendants of the Miners on my paternal grandfather’s side via our 6th great-grandmother Sarah Miner (1766-), wife of John Carter (1760-?) and the daughter of Ezekiel Miner, Sr. (1723-1780) and Margaret Beckwith (1726-1767).

  67. dreamingoftreasures says:

    I recently found your website and am absolutely amazed at ALL the great and powerful information you have on this site. I have a mixture of relations such as names of Thomas and Robert Barnard the Macy Family etc. It seems more and more lately I do indeed find my relatives neighbors mentioned in other’s family trees. Out of the 5 years in doing family research. I am seeing this happening a lot more with my family and very happy to see correlations with other families be it witnessing a document back then etc. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of artwork.

  68. I think it’s already been said countless times on here, but hey- it can’t be said ENOUGH — your work is simply amazing Mark! What a fascinating journey you’ve taken to compile the information found on ‘Miner Descent’. ~~~Your work is appreciated beyond words~~~

  69. Katherine Gaffney says:

    This is such a wonderful site. I am a descendent of John Pease/Abigail Randall. While looking through your information, I see that you have stated that Robert Pease Jr (married to Hannah Sexton) was a revolutionary soldier. I am a member of the DAR and my original patriot is his son, Alpheus. I’d like to know where to find the record of Robert’s service. He is not a “proven” patriot and I’d love to get him added to the ranks. The only pension record is for another Robert (married to Anna Sexton) who was a private and about 20 years too young.

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Katherine,

      I got the info from ancestry.com. My account there is inactive, so I can’t double check for you. Could be another Robert Pease from Connecticut. so many Roberty Peases to keep track off. (lol)

      Thanks for your comment,
      Mark

  70. Tom Melton says:

    Hi Mark,
    Regarding the Nicholas Brown line, you list information that I have not previously seen on his wife Elizabeth. I’ve found no valid source as to her parents, or the surname you are showing for her. I would appreciate learning of your source.
    Thank you in advance

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Tom,

      I don’t have documentation, but have seen it repeated in several places. Probably conjecture. Some sources say that Elizabeth’s older sister married the father of Elizabeth’s husband which sounds incestous to me, even if Jane was Edward’s second wife and not Nicholas’ mother. Other sources say that Thomas Lide and Jane Gibbs were Jane’s parents and Nicholas’ grandparents.

      Mark

  71. Cynthia says:

    Hi Mark. I’m interested in William Reade (Woburn), the alleged son of Sir Thomas Reade of Brocket Hall. I know that what you’ve written has been widely accepted in books and histories since the early 1800s, but there’s much about that connection that concerns me. Dates don’t always work, and I’m wondering why William lived and died in Newcastle, some distance from where he reportedly grew up in Hertfordshire, when he returned to England from America. Do you know if there are baptismal records of William’s children, the ones who were born in England, in Hertfordshire? That could be important evidence. Anything you could give me to link William to Sir Thomas and the Brockets would be most appreciated.

  72. Sue says:

    OK so I’m confused. I came upon your pages here adding a “few” names onto my ancestry.com tree for Winne, my Maria Winne m. Cornelius J. Schermerhorn, and progressed onto the multiple Pieter Winnes (Pieter D–> Daniel –> Pieter Franciscus–> Franciscus Winne, my 10th great-grandfather. But ok, I know the Miner name. Capt. Thomas Minor is also my 10th great-grandfather (McConnell–> Hitchcock–> Langdon–> Avery–> Rebecca Miner –> Samuel –> Elnathan–> Deacon Manassah–> Capt Thomas). I’ve got Millers. I’ve got Averys, Wilcox. But WHERE is my connection between Winne and Miner?! I’ve got Reeds too – She & her husband Nathaniel Porter were both born on the Mayflower. This is my mother’s mother’s lineage. And I have Brewsters on the other side of my tree, my mother’s father’s side, including Benjamin and the other leaders of the Mayflower Compact. My tree is HHHHHHEAVY with founding fathers. (I’m rather said I can’t claim them….). But where, oh where, do my Winnes connect with Miners? Thanks.

    • Sue says:

      Thinking further on this query, there is no connection between the two lines, occurring because of marriages. My Schermerhorn and McConnell lines are very separate lines. Thanks.

  73. Sue says:

    Correction: (I’m rather sad I can’t claim them….)….but they do make me feel good “all under.”

  74. Grace (Cronin) Schmitt says:

    Sue, Someone has mixed the John Hoyt of Amesbury, MA, with another John of Connecticut. The John Hoyt who married Frances Tewksbury, never left the Salisbury / Amesbury area. The Amesbury VRs give his death as 1 March 1687/88, and have him buried in Golgotha Cemetery there. I can send you a PDF of what I’ve found about this John Hoyt – if you would like to provide me with an email address. It is rather too long for this format, and I know you would prefer to review it before posting it, or making any corrections.

  75. Olivia says:

    Hi Mark,

    We are related through the Howland / Weldon line through Joseph Whilldin and Mary Wilmon. As others have said, this research is fabulous and must have taken a tremendous effort. I was wondering if you had a tree style visual to represent it? In it’s current state, I’m having a bit of difficulty identifying the relationships between generations. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    Olivia

  76. Wilbur Hanson Kalb says:

    Hi! I came upon your website, Miner Descent, when I Googled my ancestor, Anarcher the Great Forester of Flanders, and stayed to read some of your blogs. Your blog is very well researched, well written, well illustrated, and well organized and it includes several “fun” categories. It’s one of the best blogs I’ve ever seen – so far. I’ve been doing family research for the last 37 years. I was an English major and I spent 21 years in the newspapers. I like to write. But I can’t even get any of my three nephews interested in the stories about their ancestors. Your granddaughter is very lucky to have you as her grandfather. I envy you. Compared to you, I feel like a piker.

    • markeminer says:

      Hi Wilbur,

      Thank you. Yours is the nicest comment about my blog in a long time, if not ever. I don’t think one gets interested in genealogy until later, so there is still a chance for your nephews. We’ll see if this wordpress version lasts as long as my grandmothers’ hand written notes. I think I’ve found everyone there is to find, so I post now on neighborhood history instead. One or two genealogy mysteries may still have answers (or maybe not)

      Thanks again, Mark

  77. Laura says:

    Thank you for sharing these history gems. I’ve accessed your blog by way of the Bradley name. My interest is of an Oliver Bradley who resided along the River St. John. Interesting tales of John Bradley in VT. His d. Abigail is my g g -grand.

  78. Cynthia says:

    We have many ancestors in common and I found this site so helpful in putting this book together on the lines of my paternal grandmother. http://issuu.com/ccferguson/docs/the_slocums_9.4.14

  79. Paul Hepfer says:

    Hi Mark, love your site. I never thought of using Word Press for this, looks like it works well.

    We share several ancestors, like Ralph Smith, Edmund Freeman, the Elder William Brewster, gov Prence…. And the list goes on. I really wish Find A Grave would use so e of your photos, they are much better quality that what I’ve seen there for some of your/our family. Can you PM me at paulhepfer@me.com, I have some additional questions for you when you have a few minutes.

    Paul

  80. Ei Leen says:

    Well done, cousin.

  81. Vincent Tickner says:

    Would you happen to know what happened to the properties at Eye-Kettelby, Leicestershire, England, after William DIGBY died in 1558?

  82. Scroll down to a picture of “Civil War Mound and Urn” (a New York History blog) and you will read of two Miners buried there …..22nd infantry, Hartford New york cemetery

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