Author Archives: Brenda J. Elliott

Hip! Hip! Hooray!

Hip! Hip! Hooray! Sorry. Had. To. Do. This. (Some of you know how I feel.) Finally finished updating all the Clark branches — including Harris, Westcott, Gilman, Clough, Emery, Folsom, Currier, Sawyer, Kimball, Merrill, Morrill, Pittsley/Pixley/Pigsley, Richardson, Tozier, Treworgye +++ … Continue reading

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Province of Massachusetts Bay

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Mayflower 2020 Research & Reading Resources

Note: Research and reading materials include primary and secondary sources, as well as popular derivative articles and books. This is a work in progress. Last updated 7/1/18. • The Plymouth Colony Archive Project A • Adams, Azel, The Mayflower and … Continue reading

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Great Advice from Family History Daily: Re-examine Every Genealogy Record

So glad to hear that someone else, namely Barb Bauer at Family History Daily, recommends re-examining every genealogy record after long periods of research. This is precisely what I have been doing for the past few months and must continue … Continue reading

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Two Pioneer Families from Northam & Appledore, Devon

Gabriel Tetherly and Nathaniel Piper were baptized in Northam & Appledore, Devon, England, in 1622 and 1627 respectively. Gabriel Tetherly came to New England sometime after July 1636, when his father, William, took as his second wife, Mary Harris, in … Continue reading

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Bubonic Plague in Coylton, Devon 1540-1599 and 1646

While poking around in Coylton, Devon records for the recent post on the three Follett brothers who emigrated to New England around 1640, an interesting set of statistics was discovered. Annual burials registered in Coylton for 1540 to 1599, particularly … Continue reading

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The “Missing” John Follett

There are early historical reports about members of the Follett family, Nicholas, William, and John, who emigrated to New England. While there have been speculation and suggestions about their relationships to one another, nothing concrete has been found. William and … Continue reading

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