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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

World War II

To my knowledge, two relatives died while serving in the second world war.

Thomas Frederick Vincent, Jr.

Thomas Vincent, Jr., (16 Jun 1926-18 Jun 1945) was a sailor in the U.S. Navy. (EEG’s first cousin once removed).

SERVICE # 7116300 SPECIALTY: Seaman First Class

Serving on the USS Bonefish (SS-223) in Toyama Bay, Honshu, […]

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 […]

Reprobates Renegades Rebels

Detail. Georges de La Tour, The Fortune Teller. Click to see the entire painting at Wikipedia.

Benjamin Tuttle (1629-1676) murdered his sister Sarah with an axe. The Tuttle family was socially prominent, but plagued by mental illness and violence. See the Tuttle family wikipage.

Carlo Lippi (1766-1826) killed a political rival outside of the […]

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. […]

Tuttle family

William Tuttle (1607-1673) set out for the colonies as a part of the puritan Reverend John Davenport’s congregation in 1635. In his party was this wife Elizabeth and their three oldest children (John, Ann and Thomas), as well as his older brother Richard, Richard’s wife Ann and their three children; William and Richard Tuttle’s widowed […]

Edward Hinman

Sergeant Edward Hinman arrived in Boston 19 June 1650 aboard the ship William & George as a crewman. He settled in Stratford, Connecticut after a few false starts elsewhere.

Tradition says that he belonged to the bodyguard of Charles I as sergeant-at- arms, and escaped from Cromwell’s wrath to America. To my knowledge, nobody […]