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I Have Colonial Ancestors

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    The Mayflower, Plymouth colonies--- A few

    years back I began work on my family tree. I thought I would trace my ancestors back to the point where they entered the “New World”. I figured that my dads line would be the easier of my parents since the majority of them came from Denmark during the mid to late 1800's. Ok...
    missourimule63 missourimule63 51-55 Feb 12

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    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

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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

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    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 41-45, F Nov 3, 2013

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    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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    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

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