Category Archives: Research

Peter Coffin

Peter COFFIN (1580 – 1627) may have been Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miller line. Peter Coffin  was born about 1580 in Brixton, Devonshire, England. He married Joane KEMBER in Brixton.  His parents were … Continue reading

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Division of North Field – Salem, Mass

When the North field was laid out is unknown, but it must have been before the town records were begun. Apparently most of the original lots consisted of ten acres each. By tracing the land titles the accompanying plan is … Continue reading

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Favorite Posts 2011

Fun Stuff 1. Passages 1,579 2. Origins 1,008 3. Witch Trials (New) 792 6. Famous Cousins 695 7. Lyon’s Whelp 563 8. New England Pioneers 519 9. 17th Century Houses (New) 469 10. Edward I (New) 465 11. Charlemagne 454 12. Veterans 439 13. Sir Richard Forester of Flanders (New) 375 … Continue reading

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Thomas Scudder

Thomas SCUDDER (1587 – 1657)  Many genealogies say that his daughter Elizabeth married Samuel LATHROP, but our actual ancestor was her cousin Elizabeth whose parents were his brother John SCUDDER and sister-in-law Elizabeth STOUGHTON. Thomas Scudder was born in 1587 in Groton, Suffolk, England. … Continue reading

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Crawford County, Pennsylvania

History of Conneaut Township Tereasa_Guy added this on 28 Jan 2010 CONNEAUT TOWNSHIP was organized July 9, 1800, with the following boundaries: “Beginning at the northeast corner of Shenango Township; thence northwardly the breadth of eleven full tracts; thence westwardly … Continue reading

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Peter Thacher

Peter Thatcher (1737 – 1802) may have been  Alex’s 6th Great Grandfather; one of 128 in this generation of the Shaw line. Peter Thacher was born in 25 Nov 1737 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Peter THATCHER and … Continue reading

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Horatio Nelson Webber

Horatio Nelson Webber (1808 – 1838) was not a direct ancestor in the Shaw line, but he holds clues to the ancestry of Oliver A. WEBBER  because Oliver was appointed guardian of his children when he died. Horatio Nelson Webber was … Continue reading

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Vassalboro

ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF KENNEBEC COUNTY MAINE THIS fertile, farming town, next north of Augusta, has the Kennebec river for its western boundary, China for its eastern and Winslow for its northern. Settlements here commenced as early as 1760; but for … Continue reading

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Dutch Names

Before the British captured New Netherland in 1664, Dutch families did not use surnames. They took their father’s first name and added “se” as in Pieter Pieterse. The genealogical information given in the marriage and baptism registers is often sufficient … Continue reading

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John Gibbs

John GIBBS (1662 – 1718) might have been Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather, one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.  However, there are too many holes to claim that Mary Gibbs was indeed his daughter; especially since Nathaniel … Continue reading

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