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Genealogical Math & the Collapsing Hinmans

People get into genealogy, in part, because they fantasize about connections to famous people. The odd thing is that any mathematician can prove you are just that, connected to Big Names, by blood.

The mathematical study of genealogy indicates that everyone in the world is descended from Nefertiti and Confucius, and everyone of […]

Aeldert Heymansen Roosa 1621-1679 : I00653

Albert Heymanse Roosa.

Sources:

The history of Kingston, New York : from its early settlement to the year 1820. Schoonmaker, Marius, 1888. Full text available online at archive.org

Olde Ulster: An Historical and Genealogical Magazine. Volume 8.

Arrived in New Netherlands in April 15, 1660 in the ship “Spotted Cow” under Captain Peter […]

Evert Pels 1585-1661: I00678

Evert Pels was born to Dutch parents, Schepen Evert Pels and Jannetje Schepmoes while they were resident in Stettin in what was German Pomerania, an area which was ceded to the Russians after WWII and has since been Poland.

31 November 1641: Evert Everts Pels [born in] Statijn, sailor, aged 25 years, living in […]

Hans Weber 1624 – 1649 : I01565

1 Sep 1649. Power of attorney from Anthony Bermoeda to Hans Weber. Source: New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Secretary of the Province. Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1660. Series A0270-78. Volume 3, documents 64a - 64b-c, side 1. to receive his share of the prize Tobasco

Hans Weber was born in the Netherlands, immigrated to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, was appointed Captain at Arms to the garrison at Fort Amsterdam on September 28, 1647, and had a daughter who married into the Kortright family. And he died at a very young age. That is all we would know about […]

Winifred King Benham 1637 – 1697 :I00425

From the trial of Katherine Harrison of Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1669.

I am quite pleased to have an ancestor who was tried for witchcraft in 17th century New England, specifically in Wallingford, Connecticut, especially because she survived the accusations and was acquitted. Many people lost their lives to witchcraft hysteria, but this 9x great […]

Robert Coe 1596 – 1689 : I267

Sources: Bartlett, Joseph. 1911. Robert Coe, puritan; his ancestors and descendants, 1340-1910. Boston. Full text online at archive.org Familysearch.org

Boxford Church, Suffolk. Valerie Thornton (British, 1931-1991) 1974 etching and aquatint on paper

Robert Coe. Farmer, Magistrate, Commissioner and Sheriff. Robert Coe, son of Henry Coe, was born in 1596 in Thorpe-Morieux, Suffolk County, England. […]