Category Archives: Pioneer

Founded town, settled wilderness or born in the wilderness

Joseph Peck

Joseph PECK (1587 – 1663) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Joseph Peck was baptized 30 Apr 1587 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. His parents were Robert PECK and Helen BABBS. He … Continue reading

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Thomas Bliss

Thomas BLISS (1588 – 1647) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Thomas Bliss brother of George and cousin of Thomas, was born about 1588 probably in the village of Preston Parva, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England in England. … Continue reading

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Thomas Harvey

Thomas HARVEY (1617 – 1651) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miner line. Thomas Harvey was born in 1617 in Ashill, Somerstshire, England. His parents were Thomas HARVEY Sr. and Joan COLLIER.  He married Elizabeth … Continue reading

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William Johnston

William JOHNSTON ( c. 1791 – 1873) is Alex’s  5th Great Grandfather, one of 64 in this generation of the Miner line. William Johnston was born about 1791 in Ireland.  His parents were Alexander JOHNSON and Esther RANKIN.  He married … Continue reading

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Alexander Johnston

Alexander JOHNSTON (c. 1755 – 1810)  is Alex’s 6th Great Grandfather, one of 128 in this generation of the Miner line. Alexander Johnston was born about 1755 in Ireland.  He married Esther RANKIN or Jan Peery.  Came to America in … Continue reading

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Simon Hoyt

I originally thought Simon HOYT (1590 – 1657) was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather; one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line.  However, I now believe that John’s one-time 2nd great – granddaughter Dorothy COLBY was not the daughter of Anthony COLBY II, but instead … Continue reading

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George Martin

George MARTIN (1618 – 1686) was Alex’s  10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. George Martin was born in 1618 in Romsey, Hampshire, England.  His parents were not Christopher Martin and Marie Prower, Mayflower Pilgrims who died … Continue reading

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