I Have Colonial Ancestors

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    Not a Pretty History.

    Okay, so I'm sure that you've all heard of the book Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, right?  Well, that was based where I live, which is spitting distance from Cooperstown NY.  My uncle has traced my lineage on my mother's side of the family to way...
    poisonalice poisonalice
    26-30, F
    Feb 28, 2009

    Five Brothers

    Five brothers came from Coffin manor in England .They first settled in the colonies before branching out to seek their fortune in the new land.
    hhcoffin hhcoffin
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 23, 2012

    Colonial Ancestors In My Family

    I am related to John Adams and John Quincy Adams families. He and his son were early Presidents in our American history.
    openmindedmaturemom openmindedmaturemom
    46-50, F
    Nov 3, 2013

    On Both Sides

    Well, one of the band members who played as the titanic sank.... also had some who fought in the american revolution and the civil war. English and Irish sides. Oh, yeah, this is before coloial times, but I think it counts since he was one of the first europeans to find...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

    Settled Connecticut

    My family tree crosses the United States. I was born in California, and my roots go back to the early settlement of Connecticut in 1641. I was glad when I found this info. My ancestors bought their land from the local Chief after fleeing persecution in Rhode Island. My ancestor...
    AlternateSource AlternateSource
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 2, 2010
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