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  • Early Families of Taunton, Massachusetts

    A place to collect the families and individuals who settled Taunton, Massachusetts and examine where they came from in England and their marriage patterns. "Probably the early settlers of this region came largely from the southwest of England, for we there find the familiar names of Norton, Dorchester, Weymouth, Wareham, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Barnstable, Somerset, Dartmouth, Berkley, Tiver...

  • Edmund Rice Descendants

    Finding and documenting all descendants of Edmund Rice. If you are a descendant of Edmund Rice, you are most welcome to join in the Edmund Rice autosomal DNA project. Edmund Rice autosomal DNA project Edmund Rice Association Famous descendants of Edmund Rice include: Steve Young, NFL football player Stillman Pond, Mormon Pioneer

  • Early Families of Roxbury, Massachusetts

    This will be an umbrella project to pinpoint the families who were early settlers of Roxbury, Massachusetts. Some of these already have their own projects, e.g., Captain John Johnson and Edward Riggs. It was said that the best people settled in Roxbury. They were people of substance, many of them farmers, none being 'of the poorer sort.' They struck root in the soil immediately ...

  • Early Families of Salem, Massachuetts

    Salem, located at the mouth of the Naumkeag river at the site of an ancient Native American village and trading center, was first settled by Europeans in 1626, when a company of fishermen from Cape Ann led by Roger Conant arrived. Conant's leadership had provided the stability to survive the first two years, but he was immediately replaced by John Endecott , one of the new arrivals, by order of...

  • Harvard University

    Harvard University Harvard Univerity Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered...

  • Gardner Family

    Overview The Gardner family has been traced back to Roger De Gardiano . The Gardner family were a group of whalers operating out of Nantucket, Massachusetts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Some members of the family gained wider exposure due to their discovery of various islands in the Pacific Ocean. By marriage, they were related to the Coffins , another Nantucket whaling...

  • Nantucket Island

    Nantucket is an island 30 miles south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. The history of Nantucket's settlement by the English did not begin in earnest until 1659, when Thomas Mayhew sold his interest to a group of investors, led by Tristram Coffin, "for the sum of thirty Pounds...and also two beaver hats, one for myself, and one for my wife". The "nine original porchasers" were T...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Susan and Ellen, 1635

    Great Migration: Ships to New England 1633-1635 It an amazing story of Providence and the skill of English seamen that dozens of Atlantic ocean passages were made in little wooden ships bringing our Puritan ancestors to America almost without mishap in the 1630s; the unhappy exception being the harrowing story of the Angel Gabriel, 1635, which met a terrible storm and cast up on the coast of ...

  • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

    The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in North America and the third oldest chartered military organization in the world. While it was originally constituted as a citizen militia serving on active duty in defense of the northern British colonies, it has become, over the centuries primarily an honor guard and a social and cerem...

  • Oldest Homes in Massachusetts

    I love old homes! Can we get these buildings associated with the Master Profiles for their builders? Feel free to add to the list ... Wikipedia says it's incomplete. List of the oldest buildings in Massachusetts )

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Griffin, 1633

    Griffin was the name of a 17th-century ship known to have sailed between England and English settlements in Massachusetts. Several historical and genealogical references show the Griffin making such journeys in 1633 and 1634. The 1633 journey left at Downs, England and landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts on September 3. This 1633 journey carried religious dissidents, including Thomas Hooker,[1]...

  • Early Settlers of Hingham, Massachusetts

    Hingham is one of the oldest towns in Massachusetts. There were settlers here as early as 1633. Its first name was Bearcove or Barecove, perhaps due to , the exposure of almost its entire harbor at low tide. It was incorporated on Sept. 2, 1635, only eleven towns being incorporated earlier. In 1638, one hundred and thirty-three persons came over in the ship 'Diligent,' of Ipswich, and settled...

  • Origins of the Colonists of the Winthrop Fleet and pre 1632 Massachusetts Bay Colony Settlers

    A study of the origins of the Colonists of the Winthrop Fleet and pre 1632 Massachusetts Bay Colony Settlers. Research on completing passenger lists, name variants, marriages between families, ancestry in England. The Winthrop Society is actively looking for additional passengers, as its lists were never complete, and only partial passenger lists exist. The Winthrop Fleet was a group of eleven ...

  • Deerfield Massachusetts Massacre of 1704

    The 1704 Raid on Deerfield, MA occurred February 29 when French and Native American forces attacked the English frontier settlement at Deerfield, Massachusetts, just before dawn, burning part of the town, killing 56 villagers, and taking 109 settlers captive. This was part of the larger Queen Anne's War. The 'lucky' ones were murdered outright, others were captured and forced to walk to Quebe...

  • Captain John Johnson of Roxbury, MA

    John Johnson was born about 1592 in Ware, Herts, Kent, England. He died on 30 Sept 1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk, MA. Others give his birth date as 1590. John Johnson was one of the founders of the town and church at Roxbury, Massachusetts and, with his sons Issac and Humphrey, was an original donor to the Free School in Roxbury. John Johnson's parents are unknown!!! See Gerald Garth Johnson (Herita...

  • Blacks in the American Revolution

    Crispus Attucks was a black man in the American Revolutionary War, was the first person shot to death by British redcoats during the Boston Massacre, in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5, 1770. He has been named as the first martyr of the American Revolutionary War. Little is known for certain about Crispus Attucks beyond that he, along with Samuel Gray and James Caldwell, died "on the spot" dur...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Mayflower, 1620

    The Geni profiles included are of the passengers of the ship Mayflower, arrived at Provincetown Harbor, Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts, United States, on 11 November 1620. For more information about Geni Projects, see the Geni Wiki Projects Page . If you would like to contribute to this page, please contact the Project Manager or one of the Project Collaborators. Click here for ...

  • Pequot War

    The Pequot War was an armed conflict between 1634–1638 between the Pequot tribe against an alliance of the Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Saybrook colonies who were aided by their Native American allies (the Narragansett and Mohegan tribes). Hundreds were killed; hundreds more were captured and sold into slavery to the West Indies. Other survivors were dispersed. At the end of the war,...

  • First Settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts, 1635

    Bring your ancestor profiles on over! Must be set to "public." 6 May 1635 Quascacunquen is allowed by the Court to be a plantation ... and shall hereafter be called NEWBURY Background from , quoting from The League of Women Voters MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY In 1633, Thomas Parker and James Noyes, both nonconformist ministers, with a like-minded group of British subjects, decided t...

  • Richard Williams Family

    To document the descendants and ancestry of Richard Williams, the founder of Taunton, Massachusetts. A wonderful multimedia introduction to Richard Williams and Francis Deighton and their hometown can be found on our cousin, Charles Adler's family website . Frances Deighton , sometimes spelled "Dighton". Richard and Francis Williams' descendants are linked in marriage with many well-doc...

  • Starbuck / Coffin Family

    Scope of Project To build a single, validated and documented shared family tree for the Starbuck , Coffin , Gardner and related families, from earlier origins to near modern times Overview The Starbuck and Coffin families were a group of whalers operating out of Nantucket, Massachusetts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Some members of the family gained wider exposure due ...

  • Early Families of Scituate, Massachusetts

    Scituate, Massachusetts is a small town on the South Shore of Massachusetts, south of Boston and northwest of the start of Cape Cod. It was first resettled by Europeans starting in 1623, with major resettlement beginning in 1627 and 1628 under the jurisdiction of the General Court at Plymouth. By 1636, it was developed enough to begin managing some of its own affairs. 31 of the earliest famil...

  • The Glorious Revolution (1688) and Rebellion in the American Colonies

    The Glorious Revolution of 1688 and Rebellion in the American Colonies This project is to identify profiles of the (sometimes forgotten) patriots who led the way to what became the American nation. Collaborators, please feel free to edit the overview, add resources, and invite more collaborators. background The Glorious Revolution - Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights The Magna Carta s...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Blessing, 1635

    The Blessing, June 1635 From June 1635. Theis under written names are to be transported to New England imbarqued in the Blessing Jo: Lecester Mr the p'rties having brought Cert. from the minister and Justices of their conformitie being no Subsedy men, tooke ye oaths of Alleg: and Supremacie: Willm Cope 26 (usually spelled "Copp") Richard Cope 24 (usually spelled "Copp") Thomas Kin...

  • United States Senators from Massachusetts

    United States Senators from Massachusetts List of United States Senators from Massachusetts (from U.S. Senate web site--no links) List of United States Senators from Massachusetts (with wikipedia links)

  • State of Massachusetts

    About the Massachusetts project The Massachusetts project is created in order to facilitate those researching ancestors or relatives in Massachusetts or elsewhere in the world but with roots or relatives in Massachusetts. We encourage everyone with links in Massachusetts to communicate and explore a common ancestry. In this portal you will find sources and discussions that will help you w...

  • New England

    This is a sub-project for the Colonial Americas Master Project. New England is a region in the northeastern corner of the United States consisting of the six states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. New England is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Canada (the Canadian Maritimes and Quebec) and the state of New York. In one of the earliest Englis...

  • Martha's Vineyard

    Thomas Mayhew , an English merchant and a settler of Watertown, Massachusetts, not far from Boston, bought in October, 1641, from Lord Stirling and Sir Ferdinando Gorges, through their agent James Forcett, the islands of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands. Lord Stirling and Sir Gorges having received their right of ownership from the English Crown. Among the families that...

  • Early and Notable Families of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818

    Early History of Charlestown Thomas Walford and his wife Jane Walford (Guy) were the original English settlers of Mishawaum (later Charlestown); they settled there in 1624. They were given a grant by Sir Robert Gorges, with whom they had settled at Wessagusset (Weymouth) in September 1623. John Endicott, first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, had sent William, Richard and Ralph Sprague t...

  • Original Settlers of Dedham, Massachusetts

    Please add profiles representing the "founding families" of Dedham. Profiles must be set to "public.". The resources collected on the media gallery are available for all - and please do contribute more. Background From the Dedham Historical Society : There was a land hunger in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, almost from the beginning. As early as 1634, the Newtown (Cambridge) folk were seek...

  • Stowe / Beecher / Lyman / Hawley Families

    Update [Nov 2011]: Here is how these families are connected in Colonial America, which I apparently suspected, but only just now demonstrated: Rev. Samuel Stowe 1623 Ichabod Stowe 1652 Hope Stowe c. 1694 Hope Hawley Esther Hawley Lyman Rev Lyman Beecher

  • Descendants of Richard Sears

    This project will properly document and organize Richard Sears, his descendants, and close relatives. If you are interested in joining please send a message to the project manager. Curators and project collaborators - please feel free to edit this about text. Notable Profiles Richard Sears Early settler who lived in both the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Plymouth Colony. Today, over 20,0...

  • Early Families of Hubbardston, Massachusetts

    Marean marriages in Hubbardston-Worchester: Marean married Browinng, Greenwood, Brigham, Holden, Fletcher, Brown, Bennet, McClanathan, Mason, Grimes, Hinds, Blood, Wilbur, Wright, Witt, Church, Wheeler, Pond Asa Marean/Lucy Browning 17Apr1823 Augusta Marean/Lyman Greenwood 19Nov1829 Betcy Marean/Asa Brigham 23May1791 Charlotte Marean/Justinian Holden 1Sep1835 Eliza Marean/Joseph F...

  • Early Families of Malden, Massachusetts

    Who are the early families of Malden, Massachusetts? Document them, collect their profiles, clean up and extend their family trees. Early History of Malden Malden, a hilly woodland area north of the Mystic River, was settled by Puritans in 1640 on land purchased in 1629 from the Pennacook tribe. The area was originally called the "Mistick Side" and was a part of Charlestown. It was incorpor...

  • Original Planters: Woburn, Massachusetts, 1640

    History Woburn was first settled in 1640 near Horn Pond, a primary source of the Mystic River, and was officially incorporated in 1642. At that time the area included present day towns of Woburn, Winchester, Burlington, and parts of Stoneham and Wilmington. In 1730 Wilmington separated from Woburn. In 1799 Burlington separated from Woburn; in 1850 Winchester did so, too. Woburn got its na...

  • Luce Family

    The goal of this project is to build a single validated and documented shared family tree for the descendants of Henry Luce, early immigrant to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Historical Summary Henry Luce , the immigrant, was first recorded in America on 13 November 1666 when he was mentioned as a juror in Scituate. In 1668 Henry owned lands at Rehoboth. He moved to Tisbury on Martha's V...

  • Earliest Settlers: Marshfield, Massachusetts, 1643

    from: From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 7 [July, 1853], pages 276-278 About the year 1632, the inconvenience of going to Plymouth (about 12 miles) for everything being very great, a few precincts were formed, which were subsequently incorporated into towns. To prevent as much as possible a removal of the better sort of persons from Plymouth, it was thought ...

  • John Gallop

    This project has been moribund for a while and needs to be refreshed. First, it would be good to add all the profiles of the Gallup descendants to the project. There are a lot of descendants! Second, it would be great if we highlighted the notable Gallup descendants, with a short statement about their accomplishment(s), starting with the Gallup line itself. Third, we can have a section that lin...

  • Albion's Seed

    WORK IN PROGRESS Hyperlinks refer to Wikipedia pages where more information can be found . Motives Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: a Cultural History) From Library Journal This cultural history explains the European settlement of the United States as voluntary migrations from four English cultural centers. Families of zealous, literate Puritan yeomen an...

  • Marblehead Massachusetts United States

    A project to unify efforts on a Marblehead-centric view of genealogy. Who were the initial settlers? Where do all of the street-names come from? etc. Some useful/inspiring links... Marblehead Magazine - History Timeline [ ] Marblehead Historic Images: A collection of old historical photos of Marblehead, MA. from my private collection (which includes photos, slides, glass negatives, postca...

  • Shattuck Family

    Goal is to correct and document the Shattuck Families. Send a message to a collaborator to join up, and bring your ancestors profiles to the project. Feel free to update the project page, add documents & images ... Notables "widow" Damaris Shattuck 1st emigrant William Shattock , of Boston. Not to be confused with William Shattuck , of Watertown, "the progenitor" Lemuel Shattuck (17...

  • Folger Family

    Also see the Folger surname page . Resources Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of Boston and eastern Massachusetts, Volume 3

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Unity, 1635

    from The Unity left Weymouth, England Sept 12, 1635 with her Master, John Taylor, arriving in Massachusetts Bay. Buck, William, his wife and family Cattell, Robert, and his family Corbin, Hugh, and his family Davies, Richard, and his family Ellwood, William, his wife and family Hollman, Arther (sic), and his family Looke, Robert, his wife and family Tailor, Nicholas, and h...

  • First Settlers of Amesbury, Massachusetts, 1654

    There are 16 names shown on the monument. Please do not add any others right now! Golgotha burial ground Cemetery notes and/or description: Found on Rt. 110 (Macy St.),in Amesbury Massachusetts about a half a mile East. It is the first burial ground in Amesbury but there are no markers. Memorial to the First Settlers of Amesbury 1654 in Golgotha burial ground It is possible that some of...

  • First Settlers of Salisbury, Massachusetts, 1639

    Bring your ancestor profiles on over! Must be set to "public." Settlement of Salisbury From the "Records of Massachusetts," we find that, on petition of "Mr. Bradstreete, Mr. Dudley Jr., Capt. Dennison, Mr. Clarke of Newbury, Mr. Woodbridge, Mr. Battye (Batt), Mr. Batter, Mr. Winsley, Hen: Bilye, Giles Firman, Richard Kent, and John Sanders,"[1] permission "to begin a plantation at Merrimac...

  • Dogtown cellar holes

    The famous American artist and poet Marsden Hartley described Dogtown as a cross between Stonehenge and Easter Island. There are 45 numbered "cellar holes" that mark the one time homes of this ghost town. Treasure hunters, nature lovers, writers, artists, historians, photographers, and even business persons are inspired by the landscape. Bring your Dogtown associated profiles on over. fro...

  • Great Migration: Passengers of the Diligent, 1638

    Passenger List of the Diligent 1638 Ipswich, Suffolk England to Boston Harbor Source: The Planters of the Commonwealth Charles E. Banks, published by Houghton Mifflin Co. (1930), pages 191-194. DILIGENT, of Ipswich, John Martin, Master. She sailed from Ipswich, Suffolk, in June and arrived August 10 at Boston, with about one hundred passengers, principally from Hingham, Norfolk, destined ...

  • Black Families in Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1650-1865

    This project is a sub-project of a FUTURE COLONIAL AMERICA PROJECT! Black Families in Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1650-1865, Revised Edition Author: Joseph Caravalho III Published: September 2011 This extensively researched and expanded volume chronicles the lives of African American individuals and families who lived in the area now known as Hampden County in western Massachusetts bet...

  • Notables of Newburyport

    Come on over and bring your "notable" ancestors with you. Profiles must be set to "public." Newburyport, Massachusetts: Founded 1764 (from Newbury) from The history of Newburyport prior to 1764 is largely the history of Newbury. As a farming community, Newbury expanded rapidly, outgrowing the land along the Parker River. In 1642, a "New Town" was laid out beside the Merrimack River an...

  • Greenleaf Family

    Come on over and bring your Greenleaf ancestors with you. Profiles must be set to "public." Oulde Newbury as it was anciently called, was settled, incorporated and paid its first tax in the spring of 1635. It derived its name from Newbury, a town in Berkshire, England, about fifty miles from London. Until its incorporation, it was called by its Indian name Quascocunquen and was one of the l...

  • Bradford Family

    William Bradford is considered by historians to be one of the most influential of the Pilgrim settlers for his outstanding leadership, his desire to steadfastly hold to his religious and moral ideals and his determination to keep Plymouth a thriving and independent colony. he wrote: >" Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the G...

  • Native American Tribes- State of Massachusetts

    Links Naming Conventions Massachusetts Indian Tribes Massachusetts Indian Tribes Mahican The Mahican extended over most of Berkshire County, where they were represented mainly by the Housatonic or Stockbridge Indians. (See New York.) Massachuset Meaning "at the range of hills," by which is meant the hills of Milton. Connections. The Massachuset belonged to ...

  • Howard Family of Massachusetts

    (An interesting project - a sub-project of the African American Master project). A project on New England slaves. Descendants of Fortune Howard Fortune was one of Isaac Royall, Jr.'s slaves and the genealogy of his descendants has been thoroughly researched by Frank Dorman, the results of which are published in his book, Twenty Families of Color in New England, 1742-1998 . The Howar...

  • 5th Massachusetts Infantry (USA), US Civil War

    UNION MASSACHUSETTS TROOPS 5th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Unit:--(Militia 3 Months) Tendered services to the government April 15, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., April 21, and there mustered in for three months May 1. Moved to Alexandria, Va., May 25. Duty at Camp Andrew until July 16. Attached to Franklin's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia....

  • Macy Family

    A project to clean up duplicates and gather information on the Macy family. Lydia Macy was my father's father's father's father's mother (3rd great grandmother), and it was through this line that I joined "The Big Tree." Earliest known ancestor: Thomas Macy born 1585 Related Project: Nantucket Island

  • Original Planters: Plympton, Massachusetts, 1640

    A Brief History from Before there was a town of Plympton, before there was a County of Plymouth, and before there was a ship called the Mayflower carrying the Pilgrims to this shore, there were the Wampanoag People who lived, hunted, and raised crops throughout southeastern Massachusetts for thousands of years. Many artifacts have been found in Plympton which prove they were here also. ...