Her mom was my grandfather's brother so it was all that particular line.
How does that happen?
I was thrilled when researching my lines to find a map of a town with my maiden name on it and all the major houses laid out with roads still in existence. This dated back to before the Revolutionary war, in the 1705.The town of Ipswich Massachusetts is one of the oldest in the United States. It was founded in 1634 and due to some unique economic circumstances, has more First Period houses than any other town or city in the country. Quite of few of my ancestors were among the first settlers so I was thrilled, but not surprised to see on a drawing of property lines in 1640 that two of my ancestors lived next to each other and two more lived a few plots away. Even more interesting is the two plots that abutted each other 380 years ago still have the same footprint.
1. Drawing with properties for William Lamson, William Story, John Dane and Daniel Hovey.
2. Google maps satellite image of the same area today.
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I never liked history much but when it involves your family it becomes quite interesting. I've traced my husbands family back to The King of Scotland< James Stewart. My family back then was more of the non secular variety.
My comment was that having Edward III as my 25th ggf had the same impact on my life as having Rebecca Nurse as my 10th ggm - none.