French and Indian War (Seven Years War), Revolutionary War, War of 1812 & Civil War
To mark Mother’s day this year, I decided to write a little about my matrilineal line. Simply put, this line follows my mother’s, mother’s mother, etc. Matrilineal lines are usually the most difficult to follow because with each marriage comes a new surname; I am lucky to have found six matrilineal generations.
A transcription of Janett Crosby’s last will and testament. Written November 5, 1568 and probated May 9, 1569. She was my 11th-Great Grandmother.
May birthdays, wedding anniversaries and deaths. Anna Maria Bauer’s 327th birthday, Thoeny Mettler’s death 355 years ago and Samuel Eaton & Elizabeth Fuller’s 319th wedding anniversary are the oldest events.
John Billington is my 10th-Great Grandfather on the Crosby side. John was born about 1580 in Lincolnshire, England and arrived with the Puritans, in the New World, in 1620 aboard the Mayflower. John was no “Saint” — he was in fact, a “Stranger.”
The last will and testament of William Clements, my 3rd-great grandfather on the Crosby side, arrived yesterday. The will provided the key piece of information needed to prove my lineage through Jane Crosby to more Mayflower passengers.
Last month I discovered the names of another set of great grandparents, and another Mayflower line, on the Crosby side. With a little research it became apparent that this was more than a single Mayflower line; five *new* lines pass through the new set of grandparents.
Robert Wigley is my 2nd-Great Grandfather on the Garrison side. He was the father of Gertrude Dix.
Frederick and Elizabeth Stager were my 5th-great grandparents on the Garrison side. They lived during the American Revolution and this is their picture.
Elder William Brewster (≈1566-1644) is my 10th-Great Grandfather on the Crosby side and he is, by far, the most famous ancestor I have discovered.
Mason Garrison is my 3rd-great grandfather and he represents a brick-wall in my family genealogy. Mason was most likely born during the mid-1790s and died 1861 in Clearfield
Captain James Kelley was my 5th-great grandfather on the Crosby side. He was born January 27, 1740/41 in Manchester, MA and died January 16, 1807 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
Edward Tinkham is my 5th-great grandfather on the Crosby side. He was born in Massachusetts and moved to Nova Scotia years before the American Revolution; even so, years later his loyalty and sympathies remained with Massachusetts and the United States.
Here lie the remains of Mrs. MARGARET KELLEY Wife of James Kelley, Esq.
Augustine and Mary (Hyanno) Bearse were my 8th-great grandparents on the Crosby side. Augustine was a full-blooded Gypsy and Mary was a full-blooded Wampanoag Indian Princess. So it is written…
The Crosby side of my tree has their first Patriot! Edward Tinkham’s patriotic service to the American cause during the revolution was confirmed and my lineage to him was accepted by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).
John Lothropp (1584-1653) was my 9th-great grandfather on the Crosby side. He emigrated from England in 1639 and it is estimated that he now has over 80,000 direct descendants in America; two of those descendants were featured at the recent Republican National Convention.
Sometimes there is nothing more sobering than seeing a heap of data presented in a visual way. This was the case when I completed a six generation family tree.
April birthdays, wedding anniversaries and deaths. John Mullyns’ 472nd birthday, Lt. John Ellis’ death 316 years ago and Simon Crosby & Anne Brigham’s 379th wedding anniversary are the oldest events.