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Old 02-28-2017, 10:58 AM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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My great, great, great Uncle was one of the Australian pioneers, he moved to Adelaide & then later to Victoria...

I myself am from Portsmouth (the original UK one) where most of the Australian & US pioneers set off from, including the very first settlers sent to establish a penal colony...

There are a few memorials to commemorate them in Portsmouth, including these:




This monument has an identical "twin" in Sydney to commemorate the link with Portsmouth, Sydney & Portsmouth are 'Sister Cities' too...
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Old 02-28-2017, 01:17 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Wikipedia identifies James Rogers as the father of Robert Rogers. Robert Rogers was the famous head of Rogers Rangers during the French and Indian War.

Was the James Rogers in your post and the father of Robert Rogers one and the same?
Bingo! James Rogers 1706-1753, father of Robert Rogers of Rogers Rangers. I descend from Robert's sister, Mary. They must have been really strong, hardy people and although Robert was famous, Mary is one of my favorite ancestors. She used her strength and knowledge to help others.


Her skills, compassion, and courage served the people well in their times of sickness and privation. She would respond without hesitation to every call for a nurse or a midwife, summer and winter, night or day, often snowshoeing long distances through the trackless forest. She was known to cross raging streams at night to nurse and console families in times of need.


https://vermonthistory.org/research/...&print=1&page=
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Old 02-28-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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Wow, that's cool too!

Would Swan Creek Village be somewhere around Swanton? I have heard of Swanton, Swan Creek Township, and Swan Creek itself (body of water), but never Swan Creek Village. That's interesting.

Growing up in Wauseon, there were a few houses in the community that were known to have been stops on the Underground Railroad, and I believe they are still standing. One is a big, brick farmhouse on State Route 108 just south of Wauseon.

I have a great-great-grandfather who grew up in Fulton County and was a Lincoln Republican active in Abolitionist causes and several Ohio infantry regiments in the Civil War while his brother, who lived in Sandusky, was a Copperhead Democrat who published a newspaper that supported surrendering and allowing the Confederate states to leave the union and endorsed McClellen in the 1864 Presidential election.

I wonder how often they got together to fight about politics, lol.

Where they lived is currently in Swanton I was told by a helpful librarian who reviewed maps with me.

LOL about the brothers and their political leanings. I hope they didn't hurt each other.

Unfortunately, I don't know much about these 3rd great grandparents. I think they may have been runaway slaves. Prior to moving to Fulton County they lived in Delaware County, Ohio (on 1870 census) but neither of them stated they were from Ohio on any records I've found about them.
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Old 02-28-2017, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Suburban Fayetteville, NC
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I have no idea.

Though I do know in the late 1800s/Early 1900s my family was in the cities of Cincinnati Ohio, Pittsburg PA and New York, New York. I have no idea how they got their. My guess is they were either runaways or English settlers.
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Old 02-28-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: NC
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FlaminGalah - I couldn't rep you But thanks for sharing! I am a Brit, live in Raleigh NC area, and of course am familiar with the history of the Lost Colony of NC. I didn't realize our former Governor was there for the placement of the plaque!
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:33 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I had a distant cousin living in Schenectady NY that I corresponded with for several years. We were both descended from the original Dutch government agents and settlers of Fort Orange (Albany NY) and Schenectady. I think it was just a coincidence that she was living there as she was born in Pennsylvania and relocated there as an adult.
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:47 PM
 
Location: 23.7 million to 162 million miles North of Venus
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My uncle was the one who did the genealogy on my fathers side. He discovered that our many-great grandfather was Edward Colburn (the Colburn name seems to have different spellings - Coburn, Colburne, etc.)

Colburn immigrated from England in 1635. He lived in Ipswich, Massachusetts until somewhere around 1671, when he then crossed the Merrimac and became the first permanent white settler on the Northern side of the Merrimac River.

He built a fort/garrison house which still stands today, tho with keeping it in good repair and being added to over the past 346 years there is probably not much left of the original material that he'd used to build it. I believe his land and buildings were eventually incorporated into the town of Dracut.

Several famous descendants were actors James Coburn and Paul Giamatti, and MLB Commissioner Bartlett Giamatti.


I don't know exactly when it was that the surname I was born with had diverged from the Colburn name, tho it was before the 1800's. My ancestor from the 1800's, who had the same surname I was born with, had been an inventor. The phrases 'it's a beaut' and 'it's a beauty' were coined to describe one of his inventions.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:18 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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My uncle was the one who did the genealogy on my fathers side. He discovered that our many-great grandfather was Edward Colburn (the Colburn name seems to have different spellings - Coburn, Colburne, etc.)

Colburn immigrated from England in 1635. He lived in Ipswich, Massachusetts until somewhere around 1671, when he then crossed the Merrimac and became the first permanent white settler on the Northern side of the Merrimac River.
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Interesting! Do you live around Ipswich? Another town that's big on history with several old cemeteries and a street with more first period houses than any town in the entire country! Oldest working farm in the USA too. (Appleton Farms, 1636.)
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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My 9th great grandfather was among the first to settle Hartford Conn and another 8th great grandfather was in the first group to settle Charleston, SC
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My 9th great grandfather was also in the Hartford group! There's a mountain, and lake also named after him. He owned the land where Harvard is now, and the charter oak was on his land. We had a large family reunion 30 yrs ago, where tons of info was put together for everyone, was pretty cool. Another relative was hung in Salem Witch Trials, guess we have a witch!
Hey, Scotty and Wamer, who were your Hartford settlers? I have two, Selden and Spencer.

I also have early settlers in Lyme (Marvin), New Haven (Clark), Saybrook (Chapman), and Haddam (Brainerd, Spencer, Stannard, and Ventres).
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:30 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Hey, Scotty and Wamer, who were your Hartford settlers? I have two, Selden and Spencer.

I also have early settlers in Lyme (Marvin), New Haven (Clark), Saybrook (Chapman), and Haddam (Brainerd, Spencer, Stannard, and Ventres).

Thomas Scott
James Olmstead
Dr.John Olmstead
Capt. Richard Olmstead

Richard Olmstead also was one of the first to settle Norwalk.

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