Category Archives: Place Names

Places named for an ancestor including bays, rivers and islands. Hilton Head is the most famous. Just for fun, I’ve thrown in a few streets

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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Jan Mathijsen Van Ceulen

Jan Mathijsen Van CEULEN (1580 – 1639) was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Jan Mathijsen van Ceulen was baptised 18 Jun, 1580, St Walburgis Church in Antwerp. His parents were Mathij Wolfaertse … 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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Francis Nichols

Francis NICHOLS (1575 – 1651) was Alex’s 13th Grandfather; one of 16,384 in this generation of the Shaw line. Francis Nichols was baptized  on 25 May 1575 at Sedgeberrow, Worcestershire, England. His parents were John NICHOLS and Joan [_?__]. He married Frances WIMARKE … Continue reading

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Christopher Reynolds

Christopher REYNOLDS (1530 – 1600 ) was Alex’s 11th great grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miner line through his grandson John.  He was also Alex’s 12th great grandfather, one of 8,192 in this generation of the Miller … Continue reading

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Richard Upham

Richard UPHAM (1556 – 1635) was Alex’s 11th great grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miner line. Richard Upham was born 1556 in Bicton, Devon, England. His parents were John UPHAM (1525 – 1584 in Bicton) and … 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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Mr. Fitch’s Mile

In 1695 at the age of 74, Rev. James FITCH (1622 – 1702) founded and settled Lebanon, Connecticut, a new town nearby Norwich where he lived.  He moved to Lebanon in 1701 when he retired from the church in Norwich. He remained in … 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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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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