Category: Ancestral Grandparents

Salem, Massachusettes and Roger Conant

I was thrilled to find out that I descend from early Salem residents. I, like so many, hoped I descended from a witch. Wouldn’t that be cool? Well, no I don’t. But I do descend from a number of original founders. Roger Conant being the most famous one. Anyone who has a statue of themselves is a real find. It…

Old Burial Hill

I am putting together my summer Family History Tour. Another place I have chosen is Marblehead, Mass. I descend from Rev. William Walton and his daughter Elizabeth. Old Burial Hill is the location of his church. I am excited to check out the location for myself. I looked at photos online and it is so incredibly picturesque. I can’t wait…

John and Mary Allen, related in more then one way

How many ways can someone be related? I am still counting. My Great, Great Grandparents;John and Mary Allen were married. But in my Whitman research, they also each descend from Samuel Allen, the immigrant. Today as I post lineages to Doctors and Ministers, I find then also sharing descent from Dr. Richard Palgrave. I know I have another lineage that…

Painting Context in Salem, Mass.

I have so many found Ancestral Grandparents, I have always bowed out when naming Uncles and Aunts. The information would be incredulous. Parameters need to be formed when recording family history. I decided early on to discuss direct Grandparents only. But once in a rare while, I find it necessary to name the siblings of Grandparents. Sometimes when important key…

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