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Born in America 1712 – 3rd generation Jesse Irish was born in Little Compton in the Plymouth Colony on 26th of September in 1712. One of six children born to Jonathan Irish and Mary Taylor and raised in Little Compton. He married Mary Albee in Mendon, Massachusetts on the 21st of March in 1732 (age 19,) and they moved to Westerly, Rhode Island where their first two children Susannah in 1734 and David in 1735 were born.  In 1737 Jesse was listed as a Freemen and farmer in Westerly.  This was...
WILLIAM MANNING [#1924], d. Boston, MA between 17 Feb 1665-6 and 28 Apr 1666, m(1) SUSANNAH ____, d. Oct 1650, m(2) Elizabeth ____. William Manning arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony early, but it is not known exactly when. Indeed most of the information we have would be unavailable were it not for a certain, very interesting and informative document. It seems William was a member of the church at Cambridge where Reverend Thomas Shepard preached. Mr. Shepard left behind a manuscript in...
What is interesting about this story found below, is that Michael Koschnitzki's son-in-law Albert Lenser was born in Danzig, Germany. Albert Lenser and Augusta (Koschnitzki) Lenser also immigrated together to Pennsylvania, which means that they likely were living in or near the Danzig area together.  Albert Lenser also may have had Polish ancestry - his grandfather's name being Kupferschmidt (of unknown origin), and his grandmother's maiden name being Formella, which is of Polish origin.  It...
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...
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