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The Singletary FamilyThe Singletary Family:First Generation1. Richard Singletary1 was born in 1585–1599 in England.1 He died on 25 Oct 1687 at the age of 102 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1–2 A possible 14 year range in the birth of Richard Singletary is just the tip of the iceberg in a very unusual story. There are two versions of the origin of Richard Singletary. The first version is relatively simple and standard. Richard was the son of Francis Singletary, labourer, [b. c 1559...
Mexican border service in 1916 as private in Battery C, First Illinois Field Artillery. Attended first officer's training camp at Fort Sheridan, 111., in the summer of 1917, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery. Went to France in the early fall of 1917 in the transport ''Kroonland."  Attended Saumur Artillery School during the first three months training course for American officers. Joined 15th Field Artillery at Valdahon the latter part of December and transferred...
(From INDEPENDENCE (MO) EXAMINER, 29/Nov/1997) Madeline Johnson, 87 of Clinton, MO, formerly of Blue Springs, died Nov. 28, 1997, at Westwood Nursing Center in Clinton. Mrs. Johnson was born March 31, 1910, in Lawson, MO, and lived in Kansas City prior to moving to Blue Springs in 1970. She was a supervisor in the Foreign Billing Office at AT&T, retiring in 1975 after 25 years of service, and was a member of the AT&T Pioneers. She was a member of the Chapel Hill Presbyterian...
(From The Lenox Time Table - Thursday, November 21, 1935) Calvin Chalmers Miller, son of Samuel and Jeanette Miller, was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, on April 21, 1851, and passed away at his home in Maryville, Mo. November 12, 1935.In 1856, at the age of five years, he came with his parents to Scotland county, Mo. where they settled on a farm one and one half miles southeast of Memphis.Early in his life Mr. Miller made a profession of his faith in Christ, uniting with the First...
The following are excerpts of Ten Broeck's involvement in Schenectady: A few days previous: "Resolved that Mr Dirk Wesseles and Capt Johannes Wendel Justice of ye Peace goe thither & Conveen ye Company together and consult what measures they are to take upon occasion if an enemy should come, to ye end there may be unity in such extremityes & ye Inhabitants there are ordered to submitt to what ye sd gentn and ye head officers of there Toune shall Conclude upon, upon there oun...
Dirck Wesselse Ten Broeck From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirck_Wesselse_Ten_Broeck Dirck Wesselse Ten Broeck (1638–1717), also known as Dirck Wessels, was a prominent early settler of Albany, New York. He is known as "the progenitor of the Albany family of Ten Broecks."[1] Contents • 1 Early life • 2 Career ◦ 2.1 Business career ◦ 2.2 Political career • 3 Personal life • 4 References • 5 See also • 6 External...
In the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred seventy-two, the seventh day of the twelfth month, I, Thomas Wight, Senior, of Medfleld, in the county of Suffolk, In New England, being by the good hand of God in some comfortable measure of health ut the present, and sound in my memory and understanding, yet being grown in age and accompanied with the infirmities incident thereunto, and thereby frequently put in mind of my mortality, do, therefore, in the name and fear of God (in preparation...
John Irish born circa 1611; died before March 1677/78, of Duxbury, Mass. John Irish was born England about 1611 (based on an assumption he was 18 at the time of his indenture). He’s my 9th great-grandfather on my grandfather Arthur Washburn Davis’ side of the family. Unfortunately there is a lack of vital records concerning John and his family. In an indenture dated 20 April 1629 "John Irish of the parish of Clisdon in the county of Sumersett, laborer," agreed with Timothy Hatherly,...
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