Genealogy Projects tagged with nantucket on the Geni Family Tree

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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Whaleship Essex

    The Essex was an American whaleship from Nantucket, Massachusetts . The ship, captained by George Pollard, Jr., was widely known for being attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in the southern Pacific Ocean in 1820 – an incident that served as inspiration for Herman Melville's 1851 novel, Moby-Dick. Crew of the Essex Captain George Pollard, Jr. First Mate Owen Chase Second Mate ...

  • 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