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College Prof and Physician
Interests: Sports, psychopharmacology, politics, the dysfunctional health care system
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Marcia's great grandfather Aquila Chase began a life of crime assisted by family members way back in 1646. Migrated to Hampton NH by 1640, Aquila, his wife Ann Wheeler and her brother David Wheeler drew the rancor of local authorities in Hampton for harvesting peas on a Sunday. Chase and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Genealogical Genesis
King Edward III Plantagenet, 19th GGF of GRG The fun of genealogy rests with discovering interesting ancestors, including nobility. Everyone loves to discover a Duke or an Earl in the family tree. However, an important question is: just how many ancestors are in your tree? A great site called 'Number... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Genealogical Genesis
One of the original pilgrims on Plymouth was Eleanor Newton Adams Winslow. She is found in many of the books and papers studying the colony at Plymouth, including The Women of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony. Was Eleanor a Newton of our family? Unlikely unless she was born a Newton... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at Genealogical Genesis
Yesterday we discussed the epic story of the bad boys of the puritans, the Billingtons, John and Eleanor (Ellen or Elinor). But, wait one minute, Oscar.... First, this author opines that the Billington lads are saddled with an undeservedly bad reputation. ...say much maligned because one author in Mourt’s Relation... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Genealogical Genesis
With Thanksgiving coming up, attention in some quarters will turn to the Pilgrims, one of the most intensively studied colonial groups in history. Debate continues about Pilgrims and Puritans holding the first 'American', or New England thanksgiving, when (1621, 1623, 1631) and where (in Plymouth or in Boston). It is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at Genealogical Genesis
Speaking of veterans, the story of great uncle (5th, GRG) (Augustinus) Dennis Clapsaddle comes to mind. Dennis Clapsaddle was born at Mohawk, NY in 1739 (although one source says Germany in 1735/6). His sister Catherine Clapsaddle is a 5th GGM. Clapsaddle lived in Tyron County, Mohawk Valley, New York, when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Genealogical Genesis
11-Nov-2013 is Veterans Day in the US. Roots of the US Veterans Day lie with Armistice Day. the ending of World War I. (Humorously the PA announcer at the Iowa-Nebraska Omaha basketball game called the day 'Amethyst Day') My mother (b 1925) referred to the holiday as Armistice Day. Armistice,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Genealogical Genesis
Or at least call up someone familiar with the scientific method.
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