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Capt. James Oliver, Revolutionary War Privateer

The suggested theme for this week is “so far away,” in which we are encouraged to write about an ancestor who is far away in time or distance. 622 more words

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My Birthday Twin: Elizabeth Fifield Tidd (1757-1732)

Among the hundreds of ancestors I’ve tracked down thus far, only one was born on my birthday, and as it happens we also share the same name. 2,221 more words

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Abraham Bryant of Reading, Massachusetts

The Bryant name in my maternal family tree dates from the arrival in the Massachusetts Bay Colony of Abraham Bryant (my 10th great-grandfather) and ended in 1791 with the death of Abigail Bryant Oliver (my 6th great-grandmother). 788 more words

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Tombstone Tueday: Captain Levi Ely (1732-1780)

Inscription:
In Memory of Capt Levi Ely
who was killed Octr 19th, 1780
In the Service of his Country
on the Mohawk River
In the 48th year of his age…

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Tombstone Tuesday: Susannah "Sukey" Oliver Dix (1782-1811)

This beautiful gravestone stands in the Broad Street Cemetery in Salem, MA. It is placed over the resting place of my maternal 5th great grand aunt, Susannah “Sukey” Oliver Dix. 517 more words

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