Category Archives: Immigrant

Stephen Hopkins

Stephen HOPKINS (1580 – 1644) (wiki) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. Stephen was the only Mayflower passenger who had previously been to the New World.  His adventures  included surviving a … Continue reading

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Nicholas Snow

Nicholas SNOW (1600 – 1676) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line. Nicholas Snow was born 18 Jan 1600 in Hoxton, Middlesex, England. Hoxton is now  a district in the East End of London in … Continue reading

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Ralph Smyth

Ralph SMYTH (1610 – 1685) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line. Ralph Smyth was born 6 Apr 1610 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. His parents were John SMYTH and Grace [__?__]. By … 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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Thomas Gibson Carson

Thomas Gibson CARSON (c. 1710 – 1790) was Alex’s 7th Great Grandfather, one of 256 in this generation of the Miner line.  Several of our ancestors were Scot-Irish Presbyterians who immigrated from Ireland to South Carolina in the 1770’s.  Our … Continue reading

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Alexander Wignall

Alexander Wignall  (c. 1575 – c. 1640) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miller line. The family of Alexander Wignall is speculative.  His sketch in The Great Migration Begins contains no reference to other … Continue reading

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