Gayle Wells' great-grandmother
For being such a recent ancestor, Amy Charlotte Calkin Hunter has been a bit difficult to track down.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
John Welch's third-great-grandfather
Who doesn't love a good mystery? This ancestor Nicholas is it. I think he may have been what first got me interested in genealogy, when as a teenager I read his one page bio and was told there were no answers for the mystery told therein.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Gawain Wells' grandfather
Monday, June 20, 2011
Wally Cramer's first wife
Fay is my step-grandmother of sorts, and has no descendant of her own to honor her.
My children's tenth-great-grandfather on both Hatch and Grover lines
Nathaniel was born in England to Thomas and Mary Fish, the oldest of three sons. He married Lydia Miller about 1646, and they came to Massachusetts sometime before 1648. What bravery to leave the known world and join the Pilgrims only decades after America had begun to be colonized! They had five sons. My line descends through their oldest son Nathan, my husband's line through their second son Ambrose.
When we were newlyweds, I was looking through my husband's genealogy at his cousin's house (pre-internet days). Some of the names looked familiar. I went home and looked at what records my mom had. My husband and I connected on three different lines (also those of Roger Eastman and William Swift) nine generations back! I was so excited, I called him at work to tell him we were cousins. Our youngest two children are named after this Fish couple.