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  • Thomas Norton of Guilford and Saybrook (1637 - 1713)
    Not the husband of Elizabeth Fitch Origins GEDCOM Note !1. BIRTH: "Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut," Talcott, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1984, page 856-857. ! Page 856: "Th...
  • Thomas Norton (1609 - 1648)
    Biograhy Thomas Norton, Miller of Guilford, Connecticut, was baptized 15 Sep 1609 in Streatley, Bedfordshire, England the son of author Robert Norton (1575-1634) and his wife Anne Hare (or Heare). [1...
  • Grace Bushnell (1611 - 1648)
    Francis Busbell m. 2nd before 1660, Grace (Wells) Norton, widow of Thomas Norton, of Guilford, Conn. (R-21); Douglas Richardson, "The Ancestry of Grace (Wells) Norton of Guilford," in The American Ge...
  • Frances Hamilton (1720 - 1792)
    Frances Brown was born about 1727 in Londonderry Ulster, Ireland and died about 1792 in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 65 years old. Parents: Margare...
  • Bethia Goodhue (c.1630 - 1688)
    Bethia REA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 was born 1630 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. She died 6 Dec 1688 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. parents: Daniel & Bethia Rea Married Captain Thom...

From Nat Taylor's A Genealogist's Sketchbook:

What is a Gateway Ancestor?

" ... in broad terms, a gateway ancestor is any individual with known or traceable ancestry in a specific group who intermarries into a target group, and therefore adds a new set of ancestors to his or her descendants in the target group. For example, every immigrant from one country to another is a potential gateway ..."

about this project

Collaborators, please add profiles representing a door from one group to another in your Geni tree. Immigrants, "notables," adventurers ... Let's get beyond the usual suspects and find more people who connect us all together. Profiles must be set to "public.".

For more information about Geni Projects, see the Geni Wiki Projects Page. If you would like to contribute to this page, or add profiles, request to join as collaborator from the "actions" menu in the upper right hand corner. Click here for instructions about using Wiki markup language. Click here to start a new discussion within the project. It may be more efficient to use the "Related Projects" link to add profiles already gathered in a Geni project.

to add profiles to the project

  • From the profile page: upper right hand corner, actions, (drop down), "add to project" (select project)
  • From the project page: upper right hand corner, actions, (drop down), "add profile"