Category Archives: Immigrant – North America

Mostly to and from Canada, but also Mexico, Barbados and Curacao.

Stephen Minor – Last Spanish Governor of Natchez

Stephen “Don Esteban” Minor (1760 – 1815) was just a second cousin of our Miner line, but his story is too unique not to include. Pardon the length, but as Frances Hunter says, this period of early American history is a … Continue reading

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Our New Brunswick Loyalists

When I was growing up, I thought all our American/Canadian/American ancestors were Loyalists, but my research has discovered most just went to Canada  in the 1760’s for an opportunity.  These strict Puritans were overwhelmed when the Loyalists arrived in 1783.   … Continue reading

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New England Planters in New Brunswick

When I was growing up, I thought all our American/Canadian/American ancestors were Loyalists, but my research has discovered most just went to Canada in the 1760′s for an opportunity. These strict Puritans were overwhelmed when the Loyalists arrived in 1783. … Continue reading

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William Grimshaw

Willliam GRIMSHAW (bef. 1765-  aft. 1825) was likely William BLAIR’s first father-in-law. William Grimshaw  is probably descended from a family of Grimshaws with roots in Lancashire, England, but nothing is known of his ancestors or whether he was born in North America … Continue reading

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William Reynolds

William REYNOLDS (1560 – 1648) was Alex’s 10th great grandfather, one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miner line through his son John.  He was also Alex’s 11th great grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miller … Continue reading

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Pieter Winne II

Pieter WINNE II. (1643 – 1705) was Alex’s 9th Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line. Pieter Winne was born about 1643 in Curaçao, West Indies. His parents were Pieter WINNE I and Aechie Jans Van … Continue reading

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Benjamin Newcomb

Benjamin NEWCOMB (1700 – 1775) was Alex’s 6th Great Grandfather; one of 128 in this generation of the Miller line. Benjamin Newcomb was born about 1700 in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.  His parents were Simon NEWCOMB and Deborah LATHROP.  He married Hannah … Continue reading

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Isaac Miller Sr

Isaac MILLER Sr. (1748 – 1773) was Alex’s 5th Great Grandfather; one of 64 in this generation. Isaac Miller Sr. was born about 1748 in Holland.  He married Deborah NEWCOMB on 22 May 1766 in Kings County, Nova Scotia.     … Continue reading

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Gerrard Fennell

Gerrard FENNELL (1795 – 1868) was Alex’s 4th Great Grandfather; one of 32 in this generation of the Blair line. Gerrard Fennell, also known as Garret, was born in Wicklow County, Ireland around 1795. He first married Margaret Gill.  After … Continue reading

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David Dow

David DOW – bcdg – (1714 – 1794) was Alex’s 6th Great Grandfather; one of 128  in this generation of the Miller line. The Book of Dow, Genealogical Memoirs of the Descendants of Henry Dow 1637, Thomas Dow 1639 and Others of … Continue reading

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