Category Archives: Pioneer

Founded town, settled wilderness or born in the wilderness

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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John Vincent

John VINCENT (1608 – 1663) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. John Vincent was born about 1608 in England. His parentage is quite uncertain. It has been alleged that he was … Continue reading

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Andrew Hallett Sr.

Andrew HALLETT Jr. (1584 – 1648) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Andrew Hallett Sr was born about 1584 in Symondsbury, Dorset, England. Andrew died 1648 in Yarmouth, Barnstable Co, Massachusetts Mary … Continue reading

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Andrew Hallett Jr.

Andrew HALLETT Jr. (1615 – 1683) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. Andrew Hallett was born about 1615 in Symondsbury, Dorset, England. His parents may have been Andrew HALLETT Sr. and Mary REEVES. … 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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Gabriel Wheldon

Gabriel WHELDON (~1590 – 1655) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. Gabriel Wheldon was born about 1590, based on the 1612 baptism of his first child Thomas probably in Basford or Arnold, Nottinghamshire, … 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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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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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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