Category Archives: Historical Church

Church where the ancestor was baptized or married still exists

Church & State Fighting Antidisestablishmentarianism

Joseph BALCOM’s (1705  – 1787) son Elijah played an interesting role in constitutional history.  Ronald Balkom sent me the story in a PDF image. Tiny, tiny type in all caps. It took skilled touch typing (which I don’t have) to … Continue reading

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Ezekiel Rogers

Ezekiel Rogers (1588-1661) (wiki) was an English nonconformist clergyman, and Puritan settler of Massachusetts. Of the 20 Yorkshire families that accompanied him from Rowley, Yorkshire and Rowley, Massachusetts, almost half were our direct ancestors.    We’re here in part because he didn’t like the … Continue reading

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William Bullard

William BULLARD (1562 – 1610) was Alex’s 12th Grandfather; one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line. William Bullard (Bulleward, Buller) was born about 1562 in Saint Martin Barnham, Suffolk, England. His parents were Henry BULLARD and Margaret [__?__]. He married Grace … Continue reading

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Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Rev. Thomas STOUGHTON (1557 -1622 ) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of  2,048 in this generation of the Miller line. Rev. Thomas Stoughton was born between 1551 and 1557 in Sandwich, Kent, England. His parents were Francis STOUGHTON and … Continue reading

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Rev. William Eddy

Rev. William EDDY (1559 – 1616) was Alex’s 12th Grandfather; one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line. Rev. William Eddy was born about 1559 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.  His parents were Thomas EDDYE and [__?__].  He married … Continue reading

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Johann Conrad Weiser

Johann Conrad WEISER Sr. (1662 – 1746) (Wikipedia) was a German soldier, baker, and farmer who fled his homeland with thousands of other German Palatines and settled in New York. Weiser became a leader in the Palatine community and was founder of their … Continue reading

Posted in 11th Generation, Artistic Representation, Historical Church, Historical Monument, Historical Site, Immigrant - Continent, Place Names, Storied, Veteran, Wikipedia Famous | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

Ralph Tompkins

Ralph TOMPKINS (1585-1666) was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Ralph Tompkins (Tomkins) was born 5 Aug 1585 Monington, Herefordshire, England. His parents were John TOMKYNS and Ellen STANIS. He married Katherine FOSTER … Continue reading

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