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Well-Behaved Women & History

Grietjen Westercamp. 1642 – Aft 1701 W | D

Sued the father of her first child for support, and wasn’t deterred by his ridicule. Abducted during the Esopus Wars by (probably) the Lenapi tribe, and made it home again. Spent a great deal of time in front of the court in her later life defending […]

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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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 […]

The Minisink

Eleanor Decker (EEG’s 5x great grandmother) was born in 1756 — exactly two hundred years exactly before I was born — in the Minisink Valley, specifically in Walpack, Sussex County, New Jersey. She married Cornelius Ennis (a veteran of the Revolutionary War) on 22 Sep 1781, had three kids, and died in 1791 at just […]

Quick-Decker-Ennis-Westfall families connect in two generations

Margriete Decker’s sister Heyltje married a Schoonmaker; her daughter Elizabeth married an Ennis; son Cornelius married a Westfall. The men of these families served in wars together.

Thomas Quick and Margriet(e) Decker married on 22 December 1713 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. Thomas and Margaret settled in Shippekonk (now Montague), Sussex, New Jersey […]

WELCOME

Men of the Lippi family, ca 1890, Stella Cilento, Campania, Italy. Lower left is my grandfather, Federico Lippi.

This is the portal page to a genealogical research project located at stellacilento.org. The project is composed of three parts:

1. This portal page, also referred to as front or home; 2. the database itself where […]