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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    In most ways I have a better life than all of my ancestors. I try not to take things for granted, yet I struggle to be satisfied with my life. Perhaps that is my problem, I worry...
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    Back when the world was young, the humans and the animal people could speak to each other. At first they lived in peace. The humans hunted the animals only when they needed...
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    -Understand where people are coming from -Learn from your mistakes -Don't beat yourself up all the time or be too hard on yourself -Be yourself -Don't live in the past -don't...
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    Ok I am looking for people online right now who have PTSD. I have never spoke to my doctor about this but I just now jumped up out of sleep scared out of my mind and my heart is...
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    I'm almost 33 and have never had a "real" girlfriend. I say "real" because I had a girlfriend in high school, but you're so young and it's such a learning experience can that be...
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    bnaesf(Sean) is a cool guy that is fun to talk to. He'll keep you up all night because he must have the last word...and so do I. He is very interesting and is from Connecticut. He...
    roseangel5747 roseangel5747 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    But still hang with my ex (who I was friends with LONG before we dated) ...and I miss him. Hanging with him brings back so many memories and it doesn't help that I'm close to his...
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    I remember as i was a small baby my brothers whom at that time was studied in high school has reposing on the ground during his homework and played whit his feet as his knee was...
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    Worst pain tonight. Came out of nowhere. Starts in my face at my cheeks and wraps around to the back of my head. Anyone else have this problem? Sinus aches too?
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    my eldest sister disappeared out of my life when I was 8, she ran away after I found a boy in her room.she moved back home on and off for years, she tried chocking me to death when...
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    I don't know why this is happening right now. I had a best friend for 7 years & we have been through so much together. I have had a really hard life and I don't trust many people...
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    My birthday is in a few weeks 18 days everyone thinks my birthday is the 15 but that's my cousins birthday none of my friends at school seem to know my birthday and no one has...
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    at a church event. I'm ready to go home. I have no car.
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    They hurt so bad :( I have a horrible fear of the dentist too.
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    Heres my storey. I was in an abusive relationship for almost 4yrs. He was narcissistic. He was controlling and everything had to go his way all the time. There were expectations of...
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    Two of the girls here on my trip were freaked about this scar I have. I told them a fake story and they believed it and we joked about it, so they don't know that I actually carved...
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    I learned the hard way not to let just anyone who does not understand PTSD into my life. I have been told that it is all in my head and I can control it. I have been told I was...
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    I know there just fireworks but they bring me back to that scary day where I used to live alone when I had my first apartment at 19. I lived upstairs so the guy under me had a meth...
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I am in my late 20s, i have been to college for 7 years of my life with no degree to show for it. basically if i continued i would graduate as a professional college student. i...
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    If I had one wish; I would wish for everyone to have a good life. To not have to worry about paying their next bill, or to go out or stay in, or to deal with any negatively...
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    After my aunt died, I challenged god, if you're real send me a sign. I grew up with a very religious non denominational baptist family but I had a hard time believing in god. July...
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    If I knew everything I'd have no guessing games, and boy do I love guessing games.
    PanicTheManic PanicTheManic 22-25 2 Responses Jan 1

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    How about the enormous international banks, are they safe and trustworthy? Although they are safer than shell banks, there is two pressing reasons to not undergo a large...
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    Just talking to myself... Feeling lonely and confused! Depression came to me after finding out the one I most lived and gave myself in full, cheated on me on the worst way possible...
    Letsrockit Letsrockit 36-40, M 7 Responses Jan 1

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    I have a shih tzu lol. Its a house dog but still good company when no ones home and your by yourself.. Haha..
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    Straight Edge Forever ✊ I have great times without drugs or alcohol, plus I'm healthier without them!
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    I have care giver and her and I been together for 5yeaes. She had heart attack and she has not been the same. I told her yesterday I don't like her in more . And she has change...
    lashanda lashanda 51-55, F Jan 1

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    My biggest regret is that I trusted someone I shouldn't have
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    I have made so many mistakes that have stalled my progress. I messed up at University (dropped out in my final year), I messed up at work (silently tried to fix a problem...which...
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    So there is this guy who is a roommate in the house I'm in. We'll call him Jordan, he's 22 and when I first met him, I thought he was dreamily handsome and exactly my ideal type of...
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    So it's finally the NEW YEAR. And a new year symbolises a new start, starting anew, starting fresh again... Of course there were many unforgettable moments, both happy and sad in 2...
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    My most recent was about my boss. He is 65, I caught myself staring at his crotch Monday. I don't think he noticed, but honestly I don't care. I mean, he might have carried me to...
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    My New Years Resolution for 2015 is to start living More for God. Since in this last year, I have become a little distant from him, and I want that to change. So from now on, I...
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