Category Archives: Veteran

Thomas Gibson Carson

Thomas Gibson CARSON (c. 1710 – 1790) was Alex’s 7th Great Grandfather, one of 256 in this generation of the Miner line.  Several of our ancestors were Scot-Irish Presbyterians who immigrated from Ireland to South Carolina in the 1770’s.  Our … Continue reading

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Battle of Quebec 1690 & Quebec Expedition 1711

At the turn of the 18th Century, our ancestors took part in two unsuccessful naval expeditions to Canada. Battle of Quebec – 1690 The Battle of Québec was fought in October 1690 between the colonies of New France and Massachusetts. … Continue reading

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Minutemen – April 19, 1775

Today is Patriots’ Day. Wesley Korir wins Boston Marathon in heat-slowed time of 2:12.40   Shields Goes 8 1-3 Innings, Rays Top Red Sox 1-0 . . I was surprised to find the phrase “marched on the alarm April 19, 1775” in so many … Continue reading

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Col. Edmund Reade

Col. Edmund READE (1563 – 1623) was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather, He is one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line and one of 4,096  in the Miller line.  (See his 2nd great grandson Thomas BROWNE for details of … Continue reading

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Siege of Brookfield – Aug 1675

The Siege of Brookfield was a battle between Nipmuc Indians under Muttawmp, and the English of the Massachusetts Bay Colony under the command of Thomas Wheeler and Cpt. Edward Hutchinson, in August 1675 during King Phillip’s War  The battle consisted of an initial ambush, called Wheeler’s Surprise by the Nipmucs on Wheeler’s unsuspecting … Continue reading

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Turner’s Falls Fight

The Battle of Turner’s Falls, also known as the Peskeompscut massacre, was fought on May 19, 1676, during King Philip’s War, in present-day Gill, Massachusetts near a falls on the Connecticut River. The site is across the river from the village of Turners Falls. A band … Continue reading

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Invasion of Canada – 1775

The Invasion of Canada in 1775 was the first major military initiative by the newly-formed Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The objective of the campaign was to gain military control of the British Province of Quebec, and convince the French-speaking Canadiens to join the … Continue reading

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William Bassett

William BASSETT Sr. (c. 1600 – 1667) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,056 in this generation of the Shaw line. William Bassett was born before 1600 in Sandwich, Kent, England.  His parents may have been William BASSETT Sr. and … 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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Battle of Havana – 1762

The Battle of Havana had by far the most America deaths of any battle up until that time, especially for Connecticut, but until I found family casualties in this genealogy project, I had never heard of it. The Battle of Havana … Continue reading

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