Thomas Hooker Statue at the Old State House In his book, "The English Home and Ancestry of Richard Seamer..." (Stanhope Press, F.H. Gilson Company, 1917), George D. Seymour states that "... it was probable that the emigration of Richard Seamer to New England was due to the influence of Rev. Thomas Hooker." So, who was… Continue reading Why did Richard Seymour leave England? More on Thomas Hooker.
Seymour Family Crest I was talking with my mother on the phone the other night. She mentioned that her Grandpa always used to claim that our family, the Seymour family, is "royalty." I get the feeling that many thought this was crazy... or perhaps they believed him, but how do you prove it? And who… Continue reading Are We English “Royalty?” Part 1: The Story of Richard Seymour (1604-1655)
Carl Arvin “Charlie” Jernander is one of my great-great grandfathers. Charlie’s parents were both immigrants. His father, Carl Gustaf Jernander, came to the US in 1868 from Sweden; his mother, Hansine Pauline Andreasdr, from Norway in 1870. Charlie Jernander - Taken at his brother's (Albert Jernander) wedding in 1896. Carl Jernander (1844-1920), Hansine Andreasdr (1851-1943),… Continue reading Charlie Jernander (1877-1958)
Captain Peter Wright, Esq. is my 6th great grandfather. Although he is a very well-known American Revolutionary patriot, and was a prominent resident of his community in Shaftsbury, VT, his ancestry is unknown. St. George's Church 1732 - Served as a place of worship for British Loyalists during the Revolutionary War There is spotty evidence… Continue reading Captain Peter Wright, Esq. (1740-1821)