Simon H. Harrison, born 1803-1813 in Kentucky, was my 3rd great-grandfather. He is also a complete “brick wall” in my research. No one, and I mean no one, seems to know where he came from. I have posted about him before: this post is a compilation of the information in the previous posts and everything […]
Jonathan Latimer was a descendant of the English Robert Latimer, who arrived in Boston in 1635 on the ship “Hopewell” as part of the Great Migration. Jonathan’s father (also named Jonathan Latimer) was married to Borodell Denison, Captain George Denison‘s great-granddaughter. Jonathan Latimer II was born in New London, Connecticut in 1724.The Latimers were by that time a wealthy family, having […]
Born in 1560 in the town of Scrooby in Nottinghamshire, England, William Brewster married Mary Wentworth, and studied briefly at the college of Cambridge before becoming active in the movement to reform the Anglican church. His congregation eventually emigrated to the more religiously tolerant environment of Leyden, Holland, where he began publishing religious tracts that were circulated […]
Robert Latimer, born about 1603, was a mariner from Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He arrived in Connecticut by 1661 where he married Ann Griggs Jones. In 1671, he was lost at sea. Ann died in 1693 in New London, CT. Mama Kelly’s 6th great-grandparents.
Copied from the Sumner County GenWeb page. Sumner County, Tennessee, 7 July 1823 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROBERT SHAW, DECEASED I, Robert Shaw of Sumner County, and State of Tennessee, do make and ordain and declare, this instrument which is subscribed with my name to be my last Will and Testament revoking all others. First: […]
Sumner County, Tennessee, November 13, 1802 Copied from the Sumner County GenWeb page. Source: Sumner County, TN Will Book 1, p. 99 Note: This will was copied from the handwritten clerk’s record in the Sumner County Will Book No.1. The clerk’s record had many errors in spelling, names were misspelled and there was no punctuation. For […]