Category Archives: Pioneer

Founded town, settled wilderness or born in the wilderness

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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Andries Arentse Bradt

Andries Arentse BRADT (1578 – )  Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Andries Arentse Bradt was born in 1578 in Fredrikstad, Smaalenenes,(now Ostfold), Norway. He married Aeffi Eva Pieterse KINETIS 1606 in Fredrikstad, Smaalenenes, … Continue reading

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Edmund Hobart

Edmund HOBART (1575 – 1646) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. This story has two parts, the sacred and the profane. First the sacred part, the Hobarts led a large part of … Continue reading

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Rev. Henry Whitfield

Rev. Henry Whitfield (1597 – 1657) was the father of Rev. James FITCH’s first wife Abigail. While he is not one of our direct ancestors, I thought his story would be interesting to include. Rev. Henry Whitfield was born 1597 in Mortlake, Surrey, … Continue reading

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John Parker Sr

John PARKER Sr. (1568 – 1651) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line John Parker Sr. was born 25 Sep 1568 in Georgeham, Devon, England.  His father was James PARKER.  His brother William … Continue reading

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