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What is With Those Tuttles?

Article: What Is It With Those Tuttles?

Author: Sybil Smith Ancestry Magazine. May/June 1995. 13.3: 4

On an April evening in 1676, one Elizabeth [Note: Matthews as her maiden surname is not established] Tuttle, a widow, age sixty-seven or thereabouts, was sitting in her chair by the fire. She had a comfortable house in New […]

Pomerania, Germany

Weimar Republic. Northern European and Slavic nations bordering the North and Baltic Seas have shifted allegiance and borders so often since the Middle Ages that it’s often very difficult to be specific about ethnicity and citizenship of ancestors.

Pomerania is a region on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, split between Germany […]

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 […]

Bradford County, Pennslvania

Susquehanna River as seen from Marie Antoinette Overlook along Route 6.

Standing Stone Township, Pennsylvania

Coolbaugh, Ennis and other ancestors migrated from Connecticut, New York and the Minisink Valley to settle in Bradford County. The Ennis family settled in Standing Stone, named after a prominent feature of the Susquehanna.

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John Carman 1606 – 1653 : I196

Captain John Carman.

Immigration.

The Puritan Father Ancestor of Plymouth Colony. In 1631 he arrived on the ship Lyon and settled first at Lynn, where in 1632 he married Florence (daughter of Rev. Robert Fordham). They had a son, called John and in 1634 a daughter (Abigail).

Carman relocated to Wethersfield in the Connecticut […]

Documentation

Archival Documents

Old documents are one of the things I find most interesting about genealogy research. They can be difficult to decipher because of physical damage, unfamiliar hand-writing styles, and of course, language. Even if the handwriting is crystal clear, a document written before 1600 means you have to deal with varieties of languages that […]

Alexander Ennis 1632 – ~1679 : I00160

Alexander Ennis is the first of the Ennis line, a Scot who came to the British Colonies as a prisoner of war and went on to found a family. He has thousands of direct descendants, among them Benjamin Westfall Ennis, my maternal grandfather.

There is a significant body of research about his experiences as a […]

Bjick family

There is simultaneously a great wealth and great lack of information about the Bjicks who left Pomerania in 1863. They sailed from Hamburg and arrived in Quebec, where the immigration clerk misspelled their names in inventive ways. How they crossed the border into the U.S. and traveled to Chicago is unknown.

There were three families […]

Thomas Quick 1695-1756 : I00151

Thomas Quick is one of the best documented ancestors in the database, in part because legal documentation has been preserved in the State archives and he was active in government. The way he died, and the repercussions of his death are what have kept his life story a matter of interest for so long.

Two […]

Moses Coolbaugh 1752 -1814 : I00550

Moses Coolbaugh is a direct ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War and who appears on the 1790 census, the first taken by the government of the new United States.

Durham Boat used during a recreation of Washington crossing the Delaware. Source: Wikipedia

Moses was born in Monroe County in 1752 and in 1790 […]