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Elias Legarde MP (c.1593 - c.1670)

Elias Legarde (a/k/a Legardo) b. abt 1593 in Languedoc, France, d. abt 1670 in Elizabeth City, Virginia, was a Sephardic Jew who arrived at James City, Virginia, on the HMS Abigail in 1621.[1] Legarde ...

6/2/2014 12/22/2014

Guillaume (Jacob) Moniac (c.1720 - 1787)

"Jacob Monaque"

He was Jewish. He came to America in 1756.

11/26/2013 11/26/2013

Simon Nathan MP (1746 - 1822)

Simon was the first of the family in America. He sided with the Revolutionists and was one of a number of Jews who left New York during the British occupation. In Philadelphia he helped raise funds for...

3/7/2010 3/2/2013

Philip (Uri) Minis MP (1734 - 1789)

Was the first white child conceived and born in Georgia.

2/24/2013 2/24/2013

Haym Salomon MP (1740 - 1785)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW YORK - PENNSYLVANIA. DAR Ancestor # A107027 Jewish Revolutionary War heroes and their monuments and markers, mention must be made of the large sculptural ...

4/10/2012 1/6/2013

Joseph 'Isaac' Palache MP (1562 - 1649)

10/27/2007 12/17/2012

Samuel Palache, Hakham MP (1550 - 1616)

Rabbi Samuel Palache grew up in Morocco but ended up in Amsterdam in 1610. He proposed that the Prince of Orange and the Sultan of Morocco get together. Rabbi Samuel Palache and his brother, Joseph, ...

10/27/2007 12/17/2012

Mordecai Cohen MP (1763 - 1848)

Cohen began life in the New World as a peddler. Rising to shopkeeper, merchant, and planter, he became one of the wealthiest men in South Carolina. When French General Lafayette visited Charleston in 1...

1/8/2010 4/17/2012

David Nunez Cardozo MP (1753 - 1835)

Tombstone Inscription: Sacred to the Memory of David Nunez Cardozo. A native of the State of New York and for the last sixty years a resident of this city, who departed this life on the 16th day of the...

1/12/2010 4/17/2012

Isaac Nunez Cardozo (1751 - 1832)

3/13/2010 4/17/2012

Rachel Hart (1734 - 1792)

3/13/2010 4/17/2012

Esther (Theresa) de Lyon (1703 - 1785)

3/13/2010 4/17/2012

Manuel (Moses) Nuñez (1700 - 1787)

A man of wealth and distinction and a member of Oglethorpe’s Masonic Lodge. Moses served as an Indian interpreter and an agent for the Georgia Revolutionary forces. In his will of October 14, 17...

1/4/2011 4/17/2012

Phila Nunes (1738 - 1808)

1/4/2011 4/17/2012

Moses Michael Hays MP (1739 - 1805)

Moses Michael Hays (1739-1805) While some colonial Jews experienced difficulty living both as Jews and Americans, Boston's Moses Michael Hays created a different experience. Boston's most prominent...

11/20/2010 4/17/2012

Judah Hays (1703 - 1763)

Judah was registered as a Freeman on Dec. 2, 1735, and listed as being naturalized under the act of 1740 in was registered as a Freeman on Dec. 2, 1735, and listed as being naturalized under the act of...

4/18/2010 4/17/2012

Myer Myers (1723 - 1795)

See articles on Myer and his work in , and article by Wendell Garrett in . See also lecture by Rabbi Marc D. Angel, THE TORAH BELLS OF MYER MYERS: ANCIENT TRADITIONS IN A NEW LAND, Delivered at Yal...

11/29/2010 4/17/2012

Hayman Levy (c.1721 - 1789)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW YORK. DAR Ancestor #: A069675

3/10/2010 4/17/2012

Beila Levy (c.1643 - 1697)

11/5/2007 4/17/2012

Chief Rabbi Yeshua Halevi MP (1639 - 1695)

11/5/2007 4/17/2012

Moses (Raphael) Levy (1665 - 1728)

Levy was born in Germany in 1665 and arrived in NY from England in 1695. He was a successful merchant with a fleet of ships that sailed between the colonies, the Caribbean, England and North Africa. He...

11/5/2007 4/17/2012

Isaac Mendes Seixas (1709 - 1781)

Since Isaac is described in his father Abraham's 1738 will as "now a single man" and since Abraham leaves him "only £50 for reasons known to myself," I am led to believe that Isaac may have divo...

10/9/2007 4/17/2012

Michael Gratz (1740 - 1811)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA. DAR Ancestor # A047169 According to an 1833 document offered on ebay (Report to the 23rd Congress, House of Reps) Michael made a claim to ...

6/5/2009 4/15/2012

Grace Levy (1694 - 1740)

In 1718, Abigail Levy Franks’s father, Moses Raphael Levy, who was widowed in 1716, married Grace Mears, with whom he had seven children. Abigail despised her stepmother and spared no insult in ...

11/5/2007 4/15/2012

Jonas Phillips MP (1735 - 1803)


1/6/2011 4/12/2012

Myer Hart MP (b. - 1797)

First merchant of Easton, Pa.; his original name was "Myer Hart de Shira." He went to America at an early age, and at once engaged in trade. He is classed among the founders of Easton (1750), and was t...

3/13/2010 4/12/2012

Dr. Samuel Nuñez MP (1668 - c.1744)

"Diogo Nunes Ribeiro", "Samuel"

Spelling note : As he was born in Portugal, his surname should have been spelled Nunes with no tilde or the letter "Z". -jb PERSONAL PHYSICIAN OF KING JOHN V IN PORTUGAL.—great-great-grandfath...

3/13/2010 4/12/2012

Abraham de Lucena (deceased)

Arrived in New Amsterdam between January and March, 1655

4/12/2012 4/12/2012

Mordecai Manuel Noah MP (1785 - 1851)

The most influential Jew in the United States in the early 19th Century. He was an editor, journalist, playwright, politician, lawyer, court of appeals judge, New York Port surveyor, a major in the New...

4/11/2012 4/11/2012

Asher Michaels de Paul (c.1649 - 1701)

He was In New York before June 16, 1682/3. Public records of that year show that he paid £1.15.0 for his burgher rights. The following year he was granted a license to "trade and traffic" within...

6/13/2007 1/30/2011

Simon Valentijn van der Wilden (deceased)

"Simon Valentine"

He was in Charleston, South Carolina as early as 1696.

1/30/2011 1/30/2011

Rebecca de Paul (c.1653 - 1739)

"Rebecca Falk"

6/13/2007 1/30/2011

Rabbi Valentijn Valck van der Wilden (c.1627 - d.)

"Valentijn Valk", "Rabbi Jerachmeel Falk", "Valentijn (Yerachmeel) Joshua Falk Van Der Wilden"

He came to New York in 1680.

6/13/2007 1/30/2011

Rachel van der Wilden (1631 - d.)

She was the sister of Asser Levy, one of the first Jews in New Amsterdam in 1654. She came to New York in 1680.

6/13/2007 1/30/2011

Ansell Samuel Levy (deceased)

1/30/2011 1/30/2011

Miriam Israel (b. - 1688)


1/30/2011 1/30/2011

Judah Morris (1683 - 1764)

Judah Monis (February 4, 1683 – April 25, 1764)[1] was North America's first college instructor of the Hebrew language, teaching at Harvard College from 1722 to 1760, and authored the first Hebr...

12/23/2010 12/23/2010

Asser Levy MP (b. - 1682)

"van Swellem"

Asser Levy (died 1680), also known as Asher Levy, was one of the first Jewish settlers of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island. He has been called the Founding Father of American Jew...

12/23/2010 12/23/2010

Jacob Barsimson MP (c.1630 - d.)

On July 8, 1654, Jacob Barsimson left Holland and arrived on August 22 of the same year in the port of New Amsterdam (in lower Manhattan where Wall Street is today) aboard the Peartree. Barsimon was em...

12/23/2010 12/23/2010

Solomon Pietersen (deceased)

Solomon Pietersen was a merchant from Amsterdam who came to town in 1654. In 1656, Pietersen became the first known American Jew to intermarry with a Christian; though there are no records showing a co...

12/23/2010 12/23/2010

Solomon Franco (deceased)

The second Jew known to have lived in North America was Solomon Franco, a Sephardic Jew from Holland who is believed to have settled in the city of Boston in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1649. Franc...

12/23/2010 12/23/2010

Joachim Chaim Gans MP (deceased)

Joachim Gans (other spellings: Jeochim, Jochim, Gaunz, Ganse, Gaunse) was a Bohemian mining expert and renowned for being the first recorded Jew to live in North America. German mining expert who fig...

12/23/2010 12/23/2010

Mary Sizemore (1742 - c.1803)

"Molly", "Mollie"

His brother William (m. Winifred Greene, who was Jewish) passed the R1b gene to John H. Sizemore who married Mollie Gregory (who was Jewish). These Gregories moved with the Yateses, Coopers, Sheldons, ...

11/5/2007 12/8/2010

John Moses MP (c.1616 - c.1693)

"John Moysis"

His surname indicates he was probably a Sephardic Jew whose ancestors fled Spain, went to the Netherlands, and ultimately came to England. In New England by 1638. In 1646 Apr he had a grant of 100 ac...

4/12/2007 12/8/2010

Solomon Israel (c.1713 - c.1790)

He was almost certainly a Sephardic Jew whose ancestors came to Amsterdam from Spain. The identification is supported by DNA on his male-line descendants, who belong to haplogroup J2.

1/27/2007 12/8/2010