Category Archives: Veteran

Jabez Snow

 Jabez SNOW (1642 – 1690) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather; one of 512 in this generation of the Shaw line. Jabez Snow was born in 1642 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. His parents were Nicholas SNOW and Constance  HOPKINS. He married Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Battle of Sacket’s Harbor

I just finished a War of 1812 story where two of our cousins were captured by the British and an uncle (their father and from the same company) was captured a year later and died in a Quebec City POW … Continue reading

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Our New Brunswick Loyalists

When I was growing up, I thought all our American/Canadian/American ancestors were Loyalists, but my research has discovered most just went to Canada  in the 1760’s for an opportunity.  These strict Puritans were overwhelmed when the Loyalists arrived in 1783.   … Continue reading

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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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