Category Archives: Historical Monument

Ancestor named on a historical monument or plaque including an existing grave marker

Peter Montague

Peter MONTAGUE (1580 – 1638) was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather;  one of 8,193 in this generation of the Miner line. I like genealogy for the stories. This this one may be more of a story than most. See comments below. … 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

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Marcus Antonius

Almost everyone with European ancestors is related to everyone else within the last 2000 years.  Remember the king was was ruined by his promise to pay 1 grain of rice of the first chessboard square, 2 on the second, 3 … Continue reading

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Sir Henry Cromwell

Sir Henry (Williams) CROMWELL (1524 – 1604) (Wikipedia) was Alex’s  12th Great Grandfather, one of  8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line. He was a Knight of the Shire for Huntingdonshire and a grandfather of the famous Oliver Cromwell. Sir Henry (Williams) CROMWELL was born about … Continue reading

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Sir Oliver Cromwell

Sir Oliver CROMWELL (1563 – 1658) was uncle and godfather to the famous Oliver Cromwell, known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England and Scotland. However, Sir Oliver lost all … Continue reading

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John Clark

John CLARK (1575 – 1623) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation in the Shaw line.  He was the pilot of the Mayflower and while the Pilgrims were exploring Cape Cod and Plymouth Harbor in their shallop, he … 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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John Hoyt

I originally thought John HOYT (1614 – 1684) was Alex’s  11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. However, I now believe that John’s one-time great – granddaughter Dorothy COLBY was not the daughter of Anthony COLBY II, but instead was the … Continue reading

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John Colby

I originally thought John COLBY (1633 – 1673) was Alex’s  10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line.  However, I now believe that John’s one-time granddaughter Dorothy COLBY was not the daughter of Anthony COLBY II, but instead … Continue reading

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