Category Archives: Place Names

Places named for an ancestor including bays, rivers and islands. Hilton Head is the most famous. Just for fun, I’ve thrown in a few streets

Solomon Kendrick

Solomon Kendrick (1706 – 1790) was Alex’s first cousin, nine times removed in the Shaw line.  Solomon Kendrick was born in 1706 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Edward Kendrick (1680 – 1743) and Elizabeth Snow (1683 – 1713). His maternal … Continue reading

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Moses Estey

Moses Estey (1656 – 1714) was not a direct ancestor, only a cousin  His Revolutionary pension and famous sons and daughters-in-law are too verbose to put on his grandfather’s page, but are interesting stories.  How did his son-in-law go from … Continue reading

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Stephen Minor’s Children – Unionist Slave Owners

Stephen “Don Esteban” Minor (1760 – 1815) was just a second cousin of our Miner line, but his family story is too unique not to include. His children and grandchildren owned hundreds of slaves and some of the grandest plantations … Continue reading

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Thomas Folland

Thomas FOLLAND (1600 – 1686) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. Thomas Folland was born between 1600 and 1611, some say even 1620 in England. His parents were Samuel FOLLAND and Emma [__?__]. … Continue reading

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Edward Fitz Randolph

Edward FITZ RANDOLPH (1607 – 1675) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. Edward Fitz Randolph was baptized 5 Jul 1607 in Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottingham, England. His parents were Edward FITZ RANDOLPH Sr. and Frances … Continue reading

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Col. Edmund Reade

Col. Edmund READE (1563 – 1623) was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather, He is one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line and one of 4,096  in the Miller line.  (See his 2nd great grandson Thomas BROWNE for details of … Continue reading

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John Rogers – Rogerene Founder

John Rogers (1653 – 1707), the founder of the Rogerene Quakers spent a cummulative fifteen years in jail for his beliefs, among them celebrating the Sabbath on Saturday and working on Sunday.  He wasn’t our direct ancestor, but his love … Continue reading

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Captain (Mark) Roger Hilton

Mark (Roger) HILTON Sr. (1560- 1605) was Alex’s 13th Great Grandfather, one of 16,384  in this generation of the Shaw line and one of 16,384   in the Miller line.  (See his 3rd great grandson Thomas BROWNE for details of the double … Continue reading

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James Carver

James CARVER (1527 – 1560) was Alex’s 13th Great Grandfather;  one of 32,768 in this generation of the Miner line. James Carver was born in 1527 in Doncaster, West Riding Yorkshire, England. He married Catherine [__?__].  James died in 1560 … Continue reading

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George Downing

George DOWNING (1556 – 1611) was Alex’s 13th Great Grandfather;  one of 16,384 in this generation of the Miner line. George Downing was born about 1556 in Beccles, Suffolk, England.  His parents were George DOWNING and Cicely [__?__].  Alternatively, his … Continue reading

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