Category Archives: Great Migration

The Morrill of this story is?

Isaac Morrill Sr. and his son, Isaac Morrill Jr., were both living in 1690 and both resided in Salisbury, Massachusetts. These are indisputable facts. The question is this: were either of them the Isaac Morrill — or related to the … Continue reading

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#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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TUSLE: Edward Spalding’s Wives

TUSLE #4 (tying up loose ends); please see update at end of post. The first post on this blog was about Edward Spalding’s wives. Deeper digging disproves, at least in my mind, that the Edward Spalding who was among those … Continue reading

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Challenge: Tozier-Smith

Richard Tozier and Judith Smith are my 10th great-grandparents. Very little has been written about them and there are very few clues to follow. This is a challenge of major proportions–with a most pleasing and informative outcome, I might add. … Continue reading

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Decimated by Plague, Died of Heartache

It goes without saying for most experienced family historians that the search for family connections leads one along strange and unexpected paths. For example, an explanation for how John Tuttle of Ringstead in Northamptonshire made his way to Saint Albans … Continue reading

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TUSLE: Downing

This is the first of what will doubtless be many articles tying up some loose ends, a.k.a. TUSLE. First of all, the Dennis Downing who brought his family to New England in 1650, and settled in that part of Kittery, … Continue reading

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Colonial Shipbuilding and the Coasting Trade

“I suppose you go great voyages,” said the Water Rat with growing interest. “Months and months out of sight of land, and provisions running short, and allowanced as to water, and your mind communing with the mighty ocean, and all … Continue reading

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