Edward I (Longshanks), King of England

For an explanation of my proposed line of descent from Edward I, refer to Royal Ancestors. Adapted from Wikipedia: Edward I (born 17 Jun 1239 and died 7 Jul 1307), also known as Edward “Longshanks” and the “Hammer of the Scots” (from Latin: Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from 1272-1307.  The first son of Henry III, Edward was involved early […]

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White Edward Douglass

Edward Douglass White (1844-1921), 6th cousin 5x removed Edward Douglass White, Jr., American politician and jurist, was a United States Senator from Louisiana, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the ninth Chief Justice of the United States.  White was generally seen as one of the more conservative members of the court.  He was the originator of the […]

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Major #11392

Richard Major (1601-1676) Born in England.  Arrived in Virginia probably in 1632 and Jane Iremonger (1604-1643) Born in England.  Arrived in Virginia probably in 1632. An invaluable resource in researching this family is a book by James Russell Richards Major entitled A Major family of Virginia, published by Wolfe Publishing (Fernandina, Florida: 1998).  James R. R. Major was the C. […]

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Alden House Historic Site – Duxbury, Massachusetts

This short history of the Alden property was written by Curator James W. Baker, and is a revised version of that was published in Alden House History: A Work in Progress (Duxbury, 2006). It appears on the website of the Alden House Historic Site. The original link is — > HERE.   The events associated with the Mayflower voyage and […]

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Bryant William Cullen

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), 5th cousin 5x removed William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. Bryant developed an interest in poetry early in life. Under his father’s tutelage, he emulated Alexander Pope and other Neo-Classic British poets.  “The Embargo”, a savage attack on President Thomas Jefferson published in 1808, reflected […]

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Wheeler #3590

Moses Wheeler (1598-1698) Born in England. Arrived at New Haven, Connecticut about 1638 and subsequently settled in Stratford, Connecticut and Miriam Hawley (1620-1690) Born in England.  Probably arrived at Boston, Massachusetts between 1629-1635 and later settled in Connecticut. Two good sources of background information on Moses Wheeler are: Cutter, William Richard. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: […]

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Waller #1520

John Waller (1673-1754) Born in England.  Arrived in Virginia in about 1696 and Dorothy King (1677-1758) Born in Virginia. Much of the information presented below is taken from two articles by Andrew Lewis Riffe, “The Wallers of Endfield, King William County, Virginia” (Part 1 and Part 2), which were published in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography in July and October […]

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Roger Williams Decoded

Here’s an interesting story involving my paternal 10th g-grandfather, Roger Williams (1603-1683): In 1817, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island acquired a mysterious book, which is now part of the John Carter Collection of the Brown library.  The 234-page book is subtitled An Essay Concerning the Reconciling of Differences among Christians (click here to download a copy).  The book’s author was unknown, and […]

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Morris #1856

John Morris ( -1677) Born in Connecticut and subsequently settled at Newark, New Jersey and Elizabeth Harrison (1626-1669) Born in Connecticut and subsequently settled at Newark, New Jersey. I have only been able to trace the Morris line with confidence back as far as John Morris (died 1677).  I refer to his man as John Morris of Newark (New Jersey).  Some accounts […]

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Freeborn #11254

William Freeborn (1594-1670) Born in England. Arrived in Massachusetts in 1634 and later settled in Rhode Island. Mary Wilson (1601-1670) Born in England. Arrived in Massachusetts in 1634 and later settled in Rhode Island. The English ancestry of William Freeborn is not proven.  However, the most likely case, according to many sources, is that he originated in the town of […]

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Family Homes

601 Murdock Road, Baltimore, Maryland – home of Martin & Penelope Hylbom 120 Cresta Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado – home of Tor & Elizabeth Hylbom 17 Marland Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado – home of Roy Willard and Florence (Watkins) Walholm 1148 N. Cascade Avenue (formerly 1122 Wood Avenue), Colorado Springs, Colorado – home of Clarence and Seddie (Gunnell) Hamlin More […]

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National Statuary Hall Collection

National Statuary Hall, also known as the Old Hall of the House, is the large, two-story, semicircular room south of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capital.  This historic space was the meeting place of the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly 50 years (1807-1857) and now serves as the main exhibition space for the National Statuary Hall Collection (NSHC).  Several […]

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