Category Archives: Bailey

#52Ancestors: The Long-Living Rev. Stephen Bachiler

The third of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts is Longevity. The Rev. Stephen Bachilder is my 11th great grandfather. Although some sources make the claim that he died in his 100th year, it is a claim … Continue reading

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Occam’s Henry Beedle

Quite simply put, the logic behind inserting Henry Beedle (c1680-c1738) into at least two lineages beginning with an immigrant father Robert Beedle is flawed. There is simply no supporting documentation. Henry married Elizabeth Fost, the daughter of John Fost (or … Continue reading

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