Monthly Archives: November 2014

52 Ancestors: #47 Thomas Doggett, Colonial family man

Thomas Doggett was my eighth great-grandfather. Born in 1607 in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England, he died August 18, 1692 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts or in Marshfield, Massachusetts – since his will was written with him being “of Marshfield”. Thomas’s first wife, … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #46 William Hersey, Immigrant & one of the Founders of Hingham, MA

William Hersey was my ninth great-grandfather. Born 1596 in Reading, Berkshire, England, he died March 22, 1658 in Hingham, Massachusetts. The son of Nathaniel and Anne Hersey, he married  first  Margaret Garves on January 1, 1615 and second Elizabeth Croade … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #45 John Lougee – Huguenot and Indian Captive

John Lougee was my sixth great-grandfather and the first of his name to live in the colonies.  His descendants founded many towns in New England, including Sanborton, New Hampshire. In “A History of the First Century of the Town of … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #44: Jonathan Reynolds, Founder of Greenwich, CT

Jonathan Reynolds, my 9th great-grandfather was born in 1636 in Watertown, Massachusetts to John Reynolds and Sarah Chesterfield who had come to the colonies in 1635. Sometime around 1665, he married Mary Husted in Greenwich, Connecticut. She gave him five children: Rebecca … Continue reading

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