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None of our ancestors passed through Ellis Island as they all arrived before the facility was opened. All sixteen of my great great grandparents and 60 of 64 4th great grandparents were U.S. citizens.
We had more than 1000 ancestors living in the colonies during the American Revolution with at least 35 serving as soldiers or patriots. Twelve ancestors served as officers in the Continental Army.
The matrilineal branch of our tree through the Knowlton, Metzger, Swett, Mayhew, Norton, and Wyckoff families is also very noteworthy.
Allerton, Isaac m. Mary Norris, emigrated on Mayflower to Plymouth Colony in 1620. Mary died the first winter along with half of the passengers.
Allerton, Mary b. 1616 d. 1699, daughter of Isaac and Mary, the last surviving Mayflower passenger, married Thomas Cushman.
*Appleton, Samuel m. 1656 Mary Oliver, their son Issac, b. 1664 d. 1747 who in 1695 married Priscilla Baker, the daughter of Thomas and Priscilla Baker.
Samuel is a well documented ancestor of William James Cushman through Mary Whipple and Eunice Fairfield, with significant multiple Royal Ancestry.
Baker, Thomas b. 1636 d. 1718 m. Priscilla Symonds in 1672, ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
*Bannister, John, maternal grandfather of early PA Supreme Court Chief Justice John Bannister Gibson.
Bearse, Augustine married MARY "Little Dove" Hyanno, daughter of Mary Noape and John Hyanno, Chief of the Narragansett and son of Ihyannough.
*Bidgood, Richard 1679-4/10/1760 m. 7/11/1707 to Sarah Ellet b. 1682 Daughter of William Ellet b. 1662 and Ann (?), ancestors of civil engineer Charles Ellet.
Bohrer, John Peter, July 25, 1746-1798
Bower, Samuel, b. 1726 m. Mary Sutter 4/18/1790 (Read volume 72 page 136)
Brewster, William 1566-1644, and Mary 1569-1627, Both emigrated on the Mayflower to the Plymouth Colony in November, 1620.
Their Daughter's Patience and Fear, arrive on ship Anne in 1623. There is no recorded evidence that grand daughter Rebecca married John Putnam.
Interestingly, one of my mother's Mayflower ancestors, Richard More was raised in the household of Elder Brewster, therefore one of my father's ancestors raised one of my mother's ancestors.
Clark, John married Mary Morton John was an early Jamestown settler.
*Clark, Susanna, married Barnabas Lothrop, ancestors of William Cushman, she was a descendant of Albert I "The Pious", Count of Vermandois.
*Clark, Thomas married Rose Kerrich, ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Clayton, Samuel m. *Elizabeth Pendleton in 1705. The *Pendleton family descended from a significant line of European royalty.
Coleman, Robert m. Sarah Ann Saunders
Cooke, Francis 1582-1663 m. Hester Mahieu 1592-1675 (Francis was a Mayflower passenger, his wife and children arrived in 1623 on the Anne).
Cooke, Josiah married Elizabeth Ring, ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
*Cushman, James was a National Masonic leader with the titles of "Most Excellent Master" and "Grand Lecturer". He died while on tour for the Masons.
An early major promoter of Cryptic Masonry, he was a leading member of the York Rite including the Shriners and Knights Templar.
James was a direct descendant of King Edward III and European Royalty, and a close cousin to presidents Jackson, Coolidge and both Roosevelts.
James Cushman was a direct descendant of the notable Putnam and Hutchinson families of Salem, MA, ancestors of General Israel Putnam,
and also from Robert Cushman, Steven Hopkins, Isaac Allerton and Rev. John Robinson, four of the pilgrim founding fathers of Plymouth.
Cushman, Thomas, 2/2/1603-12/10/1691 raised in the family of Governor William Bradford after his fathers death, he married Mary Allerton 1616-1699 in 1636.
Emigrated at age 13 on the ship Fortune to Plymouth Colony in 1621, with his father Rev. Robert Cushman 1578-1625, one of the Plymouth Colony founding fathers.
Thomas Cushman was the seventh great grandfather of both Eleanor Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt and closely related to seven other presidents including FDR.
Not all of our ancestors were high standing members of the community. I found three direct ancestors and five close relatives listed in the following early Plymouth Colony court records.
Cushman, Elkanah, 6/1/1651-9/4/1727, third son of Thomas and Mary, m. 2/1676 to Martha Cooke, 3/16/1659-4/17/1722, daughter of Francis Cooke.
Dear, David 1830-1930, m. Deama Hughes 1830-1916. His son Thomas Dear 10/21/1863-5/10/1955 m. Eliza Ann Wood. [I was seven when my GGF Thomas Dear died.]
They live at 111 Wood St. (named after her father) in Norristown, Penna. He married Emma Root shortly after Eliza died but moved before the marriage because she would not live on Wood St.
The six bedroom home is now a multi family dwelling. The 1906 "prayer bench" (naughty seat) Thomas built for the children (obviously including my grandmother Nellie), remains on the third floor.
*Dudley, Thomas - Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony 1634, 1640, 1645, 1650. He married Dorothy Yorke in 1603 and Katherine Deighton in 1644.
*Dunham, Deacon John m. Abigail Barlow early Plymouth Colony members and ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Our Dunham family branch is well documented as one of seven to King Edward III of England and obviously his European Royal Ancestors through the Neville and Plantagenet family trees.
*Fairfield, William 1662-1742, Early MBC colonist, descended from King Robert I, "The Bruce", King of Scotland, through his grandfather William Skepper.
Faunce, Mary daughter of John Faunce and Patience Morton, married in 1649, Isaac Robinson son of Rev. John Robinson, (this marriage is recently questioned).
Franklin, Thomas, and Jane White. We have 3 lines to the Franklin and White families of Boston. Benjamin Franklin had 16 siblings and his father Josiah had 8.
Fuller, Edward m. Mrs. Anne? Fuller, both emigrated on Mayflower to Plymouth Colony in November, 1620 and died the first winter.
Son Matthew Fuller arrive in 1623 on ship Anne, raised with his younger brother Samuel by their uncle, Dr. Samuel Fuller and his wife.
Ruth Fuller m. Peter Robinson, Great Grand Son of Pastor John Robinson. Their daughter Ruth Robinson m. William Cushman.
*Gardiner, Eva C., a cousin of Lion Gardiner, the ancestor of one of the first families to settle New York and Connecticut. The family owns the largest private island in the U.S.
*Gates, Caleb, married *Mary Forbes, early Connecticut settlers and multiple ancestors of Tom Gibson, Sally Knowlton, Bill Gates III and the Udall family.
*Gibson, Lord Thomas, 1223-1265, many of our Gibson ancestors are recorded above in the chronological listing, sub listings or links to a separate page.
*Gilbert, Otho married Elizabeth Hill, financier of early colonization, he sent his son Sir Humphrey Gilbert and stepson Sir Walter Raleigh to America.
*Grenville, Richard, 1542-1591, son of Thomas, and founder of Roanoke Colony, he was a cousin of both Sir Walter Raleigh
and Sir Francis Drake.
*Greenville, Thomas, married Isabella Gilbert, daughter of Otho Gilbert and Elizabeth Hill and grand daughter of William Gilbert and Isabel Gambon.
*Gosnold, Bartholomew, established three of the earliest English settlements on the North American Continent. with financial assistance from his father.
He led the first European expedition to visit Cape Cod, on May 15, 1602 and is now recognized as "The Founding Father of Jamestown, Va".
Bartholomew Gosnold, Captain of the Godspeed, is considered by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities to be "The prime mover of the colonization of Virginia."
He named Martha's Vineyard for his daughter and the Elizabeth Islands for the Queen. His grave was recently discovered at the Jamestown Colony.
Along with many others, Bartholomew died shortly after arriving in Virginia and the leadership of the colony passed to the arrogant and boastful Captain John Smith.
John Smith rarely mentioned Captain Gosnold in his 1620's imaginative writings on the founding of Jamestown and claimed credit for the colony establishment himself.
Specifically, his incredibly embellished stories of Pocahontas and his saving the colony of Jamestown from savages have been passed on as fact for more than 350 years.
*Gosnold, Lord Robert the principle financial backers of the failed Roanoke Colony, sent his cousin, Sir Walter Raleigh to establish the colony in 1586.
Our Gosnold family branch is well documented as one of seven to King Edward III of England and obviously his European Royal Ancestors through the Neville and Plantagenet family trees.
*Harrison, James married Elizabeth Mott, James was a 2nd cousin to President William Henry Harrison and a 3rd cousin to President Benjamin Harrison.
William Henry Harrison served as the first Governor of the Indiana Territory from 1800 to 1816 with his cousin John Gibson serving in his stead from July 4, 1800 to January 10, 1801.
With Harrison's approval, General John Gibson named one of the first three counties in the territory, St. Clair County, for their cousin, Continental Army General Arthur St. Clair.
Our Harrison family branch is well documented as one of seven to King Edward III of England and obviously his European Royal Ancestors through the Neville and Plantagenet family trees.
Headley, Joseph m. Hanna Palmer 8/13/1706, father of Joshua Headley b. 10/17/1726
Hopkins, Stephen, m. Elizabeth Fisher, arrived on the Mayflower at Plymouth Colony in November, 1620, Early member of Jamestown 1609, First Families of Virginia.
Hopkins, Damaris, m. Jacob Cooke, Daughter of Mayflower passengers Stephen and Elizabeth, she was a second daughter names Damaris, the first dying young.
*Howland, Henry married Anne Margaret Aires, ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Henry was an ancestor of seven presidents including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and George W. Bush, as well as Sir Winston Churchill.
Both of my parents are descended from his son, John Howland, my mother is also descended from his second son Henry who married *Mary Newland.
Howland, John with his wife Elizabeth Tilley, and her parents John Tilley and Joan Hurst, all arrived on the Mayflower in 1620.
John and Elizabeth Howland and obviously John and Joan Tilley are also ancestors of my mother, Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Hurt, Isabella m. *Philip Pendleton in 1682. The *Pendleton family (FFV) descended from a significant line of European royalty.
*Hutchinson, John b. May 1643 at Salem, MA. d. 2 Aug 1676 at Salem, MA, m. Jul 1672 to Sarah Putnam, 1674-1740, daughter of John Putnam.
Ancestors of Lucy Hutchinson, the descendants of John Hutchinson were founders of the state of Rhode Island, escaping religious persecution in the Massachusetts Bay Colonies.
Charles, The Prince of Wales, and President Andrew Jackson are direct descendants of John and Sarah, and his notable father, Colonel John Hutchinson.
A dark side of our family history, the Hutchinsons and Putnams were the accusers in the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials that resulted in the execution or imprisonment.
of almost 200 member of the community. Well worth further investigation, it is one of the most tragic, emotional and significant events in American history.
Janney, Thomas m. *Margaret Heath, were early Philadelphia and Bucks County residents, and the grandparents of *Elsie Janney who married Moses Gibson.
Elsie Janney's mother *Elizabeth Stacy, was descended from an amazing line of English Royalty, including King Edward III and Roger Mortimer of Wigmore.
The Janneys were devout quakers and very early settlers of Philadelphia, being invited by William Penn and William Gibson to help establish the settlement.
*Johnson, Elizabeth m. *Richard Tutt, both descended from early (FFV) Virginia colonists with significant European Royal ancestors.
*Jones, Elizabeth m. *Benjamin Shackelford descended from the well known southern colonial aristocratic families of Thomas Rolfe, Richard Henry Lee, and Roger Shackleford.
Elizabeth was a second cousin to 5th U.S. President James Monroe through his mother, also named Elizabeth Jones.
*Keene, Matthew m. *Elizabeth Withers, both descended from early Virginia colonists with significant European Royal ancestors.
*Lee, Richard Henry Sr. the son of the Honorable Colonel Thomas Lee, and Hannah Harrison Ludwell and the great uncle of Robert E. Lee.
This line is one of four family connections to the notable southern colonial (FFV) aristocratic Lee family of Stratford Hall Plantation,Virginia.
Some of the *Royal links in the Lee family are a result of genealogy research taken from manuscripts and books containing incorrect or fraudulent information written by Gustav Anjou.
Lettice, Thomas 1612-1681 m. Susanna Ring 1600-1631 daughter of William Ring and Mary Durrant.
*Lathrop, Rev. John b. 12/20/1584 m. Anna Howse, son Barnabas m. Susanna Clark,who descended from Lord Thomas Aston and European Royalty.
Benedict Arnold, most of the Roosevelt family, Shirley Temple and many other famous Americans descended from Rev. John Lathrop.
Some of the Royal links in the Lathrop family are a result of genealogy research taken from manuscripts and books containing incorrect or fraudulent information written by Gustav Anjou.
Rev. John Lathrop and his second wife Ann Hammond are also ancestors of my mother, Sarah Jane Knowlton through their daughter Abigail.
*Livingston, John m. *Janet Fleming We have three links to the Livingston family of Scotland, who settled in Amsterdam, N.Y. and New Jersey in the 1600's.
Continental Congress delegate and Declaration of Independence signer Philip Livingston was a grandson of John and Janet. He died and is buried in York, PA.
Lloyd, Samuel, m Margaret Dodd
Lyne, John, an early Virginia settler, his daughter Anne married John Shackelford.
Manton, Experience m. Peter Robinson son of Isaac Robinson and grandson of Rev. John Robinson and *Bridget White.
Marshall, Edward m. Elizabeth Weiser, He was the only "walker" to complete the distance on the infamous Walking Purchase.
*Martin, John one of the principal founders and leaders of Jamestown, Virginia. We are descended from or closely related to four of the six founders of Jamestown Colony.
Meylin, Martin m. Anne Rutgen, is credited as the inventor of the Pennsylvania Long Rifle, usually incorrectly identified as the Kentucky Long Rifle.
*Minor, Elizabeth married John Winn
*Morgan, Edward, we are descended from the Quaker Morgan family of Gwynedd Valley in Montgomery County and lived down the street on Swedesford Road.
*Morris, Robert m. Mary White, We have three links to the Morris family & White families. Robert was the first and only U.S. Superintendent of Finance.
*Mott, George married Elizabeth Mott, (2nd cousins)
*Muscoe, Salvatore m. Mary Lewis, both early Virginia settlers.
Norris, Mary wife of Isaac Allerton and mother of Mary Allerton, all 1620 Mayflower passengers.
O'Conner, Betsey or Elizabeth
Palmer, Hanna b. 3/23/1683 daughter of John Palmer 1655-6/11/1726 and Christiana Jones 1660-7/8/1740
*Pendleton, Philip, Emigrated in 1674, son of George, b. c1600. The *Pendleton family of (FFV)Virginia descended from a significant line of European royalty.
John Pendleton Kennedy, U.S. Navy Secretary and his brother, U.S. Senator Anthony Kennedy are descended from Philip, and the Cooke and Dunham families.
*Pettingall, Sir John, of Manchester. His daughter Elizabeth married Philip Pendleton.
*Pettus, Sir John, of Norwich provided finances for his son Colonel Thomas Pettus and his wife Elizabeth Durrant, both early settler of Jamestown, VA.
*Putnam, John Jr. (b. ca 1627-4/7/1710) & Rebecca Prence d. 11/6/1704, their daughter Sarah 1674-1740 m. John Hutchinson.
Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam 1718 - 1790 was a grandson of John Sr, nephew of John Jr, and 1st cousin to Sarah Putnam.
There is no recorded evidence that Rebecca Prence was the grand daughter of Governor William Brewster, as recorded for more than 300 years.
Ring, William married Mary Durrant, both early Plymouth Colony members and ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Robinson, Rev. John 1575-1625 m. Bridget White, he was a leader and founding pastor of the Mayflower pilgrims, arriving on the Anne in 1623.
His son Isaac, born 1610, was married twice, first to Margaret Handford and second to Mary (last name unknown), but was not Mary Faunce as recorded.
*Rolfe, Thomas m. Jane Poythress, was the only child of Pocahontas by her English husband John Rolfe. His only child, Jane Rolfe married Colonel Robert Bolling.
*Shackelford, John, as early settlers in King and Queen County in 1649, they were one of the first southern aristocratic (FFV) Virginia families.
Shenkmeyer, Mary Magdalene The only information I can find on Mary Shenkmeyer on the Wingerd family page.
Shurtleff, Susannah d. 7/27/1763 daughter of William and Susanna (Lathrop) Shurtleff
Shurtleff, William b. 6/16/1624, killed by lightning on 6/6/1666, he married Elizabeth Lettice 1636-10/31/1693, in 1645 and raised at least five children.
*Sinkler, Captain William, married Susannah Garner, parents of Esther Sinkler who married Isaac Gibson, and a highly respected Virginia family.
Captain Sinkler descended from the ancient and noble Scottish family of Baron Sinclair of Ravensheugh
Castle, and the Earls of Caithness.
*Skepper, William 1597-1650, early MBC colonists and significant Scottish Royal descent to King Robert I, "The Bruce", of Scotland.
*Skipper, Sarah 1639-1710 m. Walter Fairfield 1632-1723 son of John Fairfield Sarah was a cousin of President Calvin Coolidge.
Some of the Royal links in the Skipper family are a result of genealogy research taken from manuscripts and books containing incorrect or fraudulent information written by Gustav Anjou.
Sarah was a direct descendant of King Edward III of England, Charlemagne the
first Holy Roman Emperor , and Attila the Hun.
Springsteen, Johannes Casperszen married Maria Johannes Theunis, early Dutch Long Island residents and ancestors of singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
St. Clair, William was the grandfather of Continental Congress President and Continental Army General Arthur St. Clair.
*Stacy, Mahlon, 1638-1704, married Rebecca Ely, 1648-1711, settled in Nottingham, Burlington, New Jersey, parents of Elizabeth Stacy who married Abel Janney.
Sumner, Rodger b. 1576 m. Joan Franklin b. 2/13/1559, son William Sumner m. Mary West, Daughter Mary m. Joseph Swinnerton father of Sarah
Sutter, Mary 1774-1850 Daughter of Daniel Sutter and Eve C. Gardiner. Daniel was an uncle of Johann Augustus Sutter founder of Sutter's Fort.
Swinnerton, Sarah m. Deacon Joseph Whipple 2/2/1702 - 1740
*Taylor, John, 1754-1824, a great uncle of President Zachary Taylor, was directly descended from famous Martyrs, Dr. Rowland Taylor and William Tyndale.
Thatcher, Elizabeth m. Samuel Fuller 10/31/1700
Thomas, Martha married Richard Whitton June 4, 1770. She was the daughter of Abednego Thomas. Any information on Martha Thomas would be appreciated.
Tilley, Elizabeth with her husband John Howland, and her parents John Tilley and Joan Hurst, all arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. (Three lines)
*Towneley, Lawrence, 1570 - 1665 married Mary Hartley, They are also ancestors of General George Washington and cousin of Colonel Thomas Hartley.
*Tutt, Richard 1680-1728 m. 5/26/1703 *Mary Underwood, 1687-1743 daughter of William Underwood and a descendant of European Royalty.
*Underwood, William married *Mary Moseley, a direct descendant of Sir William Gerard, Lord Chancellor of Ireland and his Royal ancestors.
William and Mary were ancestors of both Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton.
*Whiton, Thomas, Great grandfather of Thomas who was father of Richard who married Martha Thomas, and GGF of Abednego T. Whitton m. Maria Bower.
All descended from Mayflower passengers John Tilley, signed the Mayflower Compact, his wife Joan Hurst, and their daughter Elizabeth Tilley, who married John Howland who also signed the Compact.
*Joseph Morris Bower Whitton SAR. was the founder and a significant land owner of Glenbrook, Connecticut and a long time officer of the Stamford Historical Society.
Joseph was also the owner and manager of the original Niblo's Garden in New York City, and wrote and produced many of the plays performed at the famous venue.
*Whipple, Joseph 10/31/1666 - 1731 m. Sarah Hutchinson early MBC colonists. Declaration of Independence signer, William Whipple was a descendant of Joseph.
Joseph Whipple and Sarah Hutchinson are also ancestors of my mother, Sarah Jane Knowlton.
Wingerd, Abraham 3/15/1768 - 1/1/1820 The Wingerd family was from southern Germany.
*Wingfield, Edward, 1560 – 1631 He was one of the financial backer, first president, and the principal founder of Jamestown, Virginia.
*Winn, John 1553-1626 son of Owen Wynne descendants of Sir Thomas Gerrard and Dulcia Asheton, a direct descendant of Owain I of Gwynedd, King of Wales.
*John Winthrop Governor of Massachusetts Bay Company. Married Mary Forth, on 16 April 1605 and Thomasine Clopton, on 6 December 1615.
*Withers, Betsy d. 1825 m. Minor Winn 10/17/1765 Betsy is descended from many well known gateway ancestral families with documented Royal ancestry.
[There are many instances of homogamy, endogamy and consanguinity throughout our family trees, not an uncommon occurrence in large "Old Money" families of European descent.]
Our branch of the Gibson family is fully approved for membership in the following organizations:
Mayflower Society - Thirty one direct lineal ancestors arrived on the Mayflower at Plymouth Colony, Mass., in November of 1620. (twenty approved)
Allerton, Isaac m. Norris, Mary with daughter Mary: Hopkins, Stephen, m. Fisher, Elizabeth, with daughter Constance: Cooke Francis, Fuller, Matthew m. Ann ? with son Samuel:
John Tilley m. Joan Hurst, with daughter Elizabeth Tilley m. John Howland, William and Mary Brewster.
Jamestown Society and the First Families of Virginia (17 ancestors listed)
Most are descended from the Gibson, Lee, Carter, Gilbert, Pendleton, Shackelford, Rolfe, Bolling, Harrison, Hopkins, Ludwell, Minor and Winn families.
Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution (41 DAR approved direct blood patriot ancestors), with more than 100 close relatives.
THOMAS Wagoneer Withers, MINOR Jr. Lieutenant Winn, MINOR Winn , WILLIAM Lieutenant Williamson, JOSEPH Capt. Dr. Whipple , BENJAMIN Quartermaster Tutt,
DANIEL Private Sutter, JOHN George Shoemaker, BENJAMIN Captain Shackelford, PETER Ensign Ruth, NATHANIEL Pendleton, ABRAHAM Sergeant Paulhamus,
NOAH Corporal Norton, PETER Private Marshall, SAMUEL Captain Knowlton, JOSEPH Sergeant Knowlton, JEREMIAH Private Knowlton , JESSE Ensign Holbrook,
JOSHUA Headley , SAMUEL Private Gray, JAMES Private Gray, CALEB Graffam, ISAAC Gibson, ELIHUE Esq. Getchell, THOMAS I Ferguson, PHILLIP Ellis,
EDWARD Private Carter, AMOS Sergeant Brown, CHRISTIAN Private Bricker, JOHN Peter Bohrer, All are listed here if you don't have Ancestry.com access.
Sons and Daughters of the War of 1812 (9 ancestors)
Sons and Daughters of the US Civil War (both north and south with 5 ancestors listed).
FOUNDERS & PATRIOTS
National Society of the Sons and Daughters of Founders & Patriots
(Three Lines Approved) (Twelve lines recorded)
- Founder: Thomas Cushman
- Patriot: Isaac Cushman
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE PILGRIMS (S&D PILGRIMS)
Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims
Thirty lines (Twelve Lines Approved) Only descendants of James Cushman and Mary Whipple can make this claim.
As my grandfather was the only child of Amy Butler Whitton with children,
and I am the only child of Thomas Cushman Gibson and Sarah Jane Knowlton with biological children,
there are very few of us remaining with more than 20 lines.
Pilgrim Society - We have a significant family relationship with many past and present members.
- Allerton, Isaac m. Norris, Mary with daughter Allerton, Mary, Constance Hopkins, Hopkins, Stephen, m. Fisher, Elizabeth, Cooke Francis, Matthew m. Ann Fuller,
John Tilley m. Joan Hurst, Elizabeth Tilley m. John Howland, William Brewster m. Mary Brewster.
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF AMERICAN COLONIST (SDAC)
Daughters of American Colonist National Homepage
Philip Livingston Chapter of DAC
(Seventeen Lines Approved) (at least twenty three lines recorded)
ORDER OF DESCENDANTS OF COLONIAL GOVERNORS (Seven lines approved and twelve recorded)We are related to every American President within 12 generations, at least 27 American Presidents within 10 generations and seven presidents within 8 generations.
Being related to every president is not unique, all presidents except Martin Van Buren, are descended from King John of England along with more than 50 million Americans.
Obviously being related to a president or descent from Mayflower Pilgrims or Royalty is not uncommon in colonial families of European descent dating from the 17th century.
What is uncommon is having almost 1000 well documented 17th century gateway ancestors in one family. "We are all cousins."
Our family is also descended from or related to at least 18 signers of the United States Declaration of Independence, and more than sixty soldiers and thirty officers of the Continental Militia.
The National Huguenot Society maintains on its website an "open listing" of persons who have been documented,
to the satisfaction of The National Huguenot Society, to have been Huguenots, i.e., French Protestants living between 1520 and 1787.
Several of our ancestors are included in this list of Huguenots, especially Pieter Monfoort (number 4046).
General Society, Sons of the Revolution, Lancaster, PA Chapter, Our Gibson ancestors were founders of Lancaster and founded the chapter.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) publishes a Patriot Index, a list of persons whose honorable service in the cause
of independence during the American Revolution renders their female descendants eligible for membership in the NSDAR.
More than 30 of our ancestors appear in the Patriot Index and my mother was a full member. Both grandmothers and three great grandmothers were full members.
While I am not eligible for membership in the NSDAR (by not being female), I am a full member in the equivalent organization for men, NSSAR,
the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. My father, both grandfathers, three great grandfathers and six gg grandfathers were full members.
I am an officer and full member of the Continental Congress Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution, PASSAR, a division of the NSSAR.
Gibson Family Genealogy Notes
Originally written in 1867 by the Rev. Minor Winn Gibson Esq. and updated 1898 by the Rev. Dr. John Shackelford Gibson.
Both John and his grandfather Minor were well aware of our exceptional family history, but were quite modest when recording the position or accomplishments of our many notable ancestors.
The family tree, printed in 1892 and examined by many of my grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins, lists hundreds of notable ancestors by name only. No one in the immediate family recognized any of the names.
With boxed family memorabilia being passed on and rarely examined, I am absolutely certain my uncle Muscoe had no idea of our Mayflower connections or our exceptional lines of Royal Ancestry.
Unfortunately my parents and grandparents stored our family archives in basements or damp areas of their homes, and many publications, papers and heirlooms are foxed or exhibiting similar damage.
If my father or brothers would have investigated names listed in the family Bibles or on old ancestral charts, they would have easily discerned the origin of their middle name, (Cooke and Cushman).
According to my mother, the middle names of my brothers and sister were selected from recent ancestors of our tree because my parents "just liked the name, or the name had a nice sound to it".
1. Rev. Minor Winn GIBSON m. Elizabeth Pendleton SHACKELFORD
Minor Winn Gibson was born 7 Apr 1797 in Hillsborough, Virginia. He died in 1877 in Lonaconing, Allegheny Co, Maryland.
The1820 census shows Minor and Elizabeth as newlyweds living in Berryville, Frederick Co, VA. In 1830, they are living in Culpeper Co VA with five children.
By 1840, they are in Rappahannock Co with a household of 3 adults and 10 children.
In 1860, they are living in Washington DC with Minor age 63, Elizabeth age 60, Moses age 23, James age 21 and Lucy age 39.
In 1870, the family is in Lonaconing,Allegheny Co., MD (p. 456A): Minor is listed as retired minister at age73, Elizabeth is age 70,
Lucy is teaching school at age 49 , James is a store clerk at age 31, and a 60 y.o. minister named A. Rankin is living with them at that time.
There are many references to Minor Winn Gibson writing genealogical articles in the Richmond Times about the Gibson, Winn, Withers, Pendleton and Shackelford family histories.
He married Elizabeth Pendleton Shackelford (b 14 Jun 1800 Cleveland,Culpeper Co, VA; died 8 Feb 1874 in Lonaconing) on16 Jun 1819.
The mother of Elizabeth is Lucy Pendleton Tutt who descended from many exceptionally notable early colonial families from Virginia.
1. Lucy Withers Gibson (b 1821) employed as school teacher, never married. In 1860, age 39 living with parents in Washington DC.
In 1870, age 49 living with parents, teaching school in Lonaconing MD.
2. Mary Ellen Gibson (b 1823) Married Dr. James Madison Porter of Frostburg, MD.
Two children: Thomas Glissan Porter (b ~1849, lived in Frostburg) and Lucy Porter Teddy (b ~1852, lived in Piedmont).
Mary died young and Dr Porter remarried twice before he died in 1890.
3. Martha Irene Gibson (b 1826) Never married and died young.
4. Isaac Tutt Gibson (b 30 Jan 1828) in Rappahannock Co,VA) see above.
5. Alcinda Esther Gibson (b 1830) Married Dr. G.E. (Ellis) Porter of Frostburg, MD in 1853. Lived in Lonaconing.
Had nine children, 6 of whom were deceased in 1889 when Dr. Porter died.
Alcinda filed for widow's veterans benefits in 1890 in Lonaconing (dist 18).
6. John St. Pierre Gibson (b 1832) Became a doctor and married Mary Wallace of Augusta, GA.
7. Minor Pendleton Gibson (b 1835) Died young
8. Moses Winn Gibson (b 1837) In 1860 at age 23, he was living with parents in Washington DC.
9. James Green Gibson (b 1839) In 1860 at age 21, he was living with his parents in Washington D.C.
In 1870 at age 31, he was working as a store clerk in Lonaconing, MD living with his parents.
2. Rev. Isaac GIBSON m. Annie Sophia WINGERD
Rev. Issac GIBSON was relatively unique in NOT marrying a spouse of English descent. The Wingerd, Bohrer and Schenkmayer families were all from Germany.
Rev. Isaac Gibson was born on 30 Jan 1828 at Bowling Green, Flint Hill in Rappahanock Co., VA. He died 12 Jun 1906 in Norristown, Montgomery Co, PA.
At age 22 he began his career in ministry, first with the Methodist Church and then later with the Episcopal Church.
The 1860 census shows the family in Sheperdstown, Jefferson Co., VA: Isaac age 32, minister, Annie age 28, John age 6, Ethel age 4, Muscoe age 1,
and also Annie's younger siblings Margaret age 19 and George age 15)
He served as minister for churches in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. He served as rector of the Old Fork Church in Hanover Co, VA. Other church jobs included the following--1866: Asst Rector of Zion Church in Charlestown, WV.1866-1868: Rector of St. Martin's Parish, VA. 1868-70: Danville, KY;1870-71: Calvary Church, Louisville, KY; 1871-72: Trinity Church in Covington, KY then to St. John's in Norristown from 1872 until his death in 1906; he was made Rector Emeritus there in 1898. He is listed in the Norristown City Directory 1888-1893, residing at 27 E. Airy and also
17 E. Elm St in Norristown, PA. The Southern Churchman said in his obituary that he"was the author of several works on the Higher Criticism, the latest,"Reasons for the Higher Criticism" being well-known." Author: Leading Higher Critics on the Origin of the Levitical Law, 1894; The Pentateuch and Joshua, 1895; Reasons for the Higher Criticisms of the Hexateuch, 1897.
There is a stained glass window in the sanctuary dedicated to Rev. Isaac Gibson. Explore the St. John's Church web pages for more information and images.
Married Annie Sophia Wingerd in 1853.
1. John Shackelford Gibson (b 22 Dec 1853) in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD.
2. Ethel Wingerd Gibson (b 4 Feb 1856). In 1930 census, Ethel and Delia are residing together unmarried (ages 63 and 57) in Norristown, PA. Ethel's occupation listed as commercial retail dry goods.
3. Muscoe Minor Gibson (b 6 Feb 1859) in Blacksburg, VA. Lawyer in Norristown, PA. Married Amy Bower Whitton. In 1930, he is listed in the census as a lawyer, age 60, living with his son, Joseph Whitton, age 20, and a servant.
"The law firm which was for many years Larzelere & Gibson, Mr. Larzelere's partner being Muscoe M. Gibson, son of Rev. Isaac Gibson, has within a few years been enlarged further by the addition of Gilbert R. Fox, also of Norristown, the firm name being Larzelere, Gibson & Fox, in which working shape it is prepared to take up any and all legal business that is presented, and carry it to a successful issue. From: "Ellwood Roberts' Biographical Annals,1904: Montgomery Co, PA Vol I - Part 1: pp. 1-19."
"MUSCOE M. GIBSON, son of the Rev. Isaac Gibson, was born at Blacksburg, Virginia on February 6, 1859. He acquired his education at the Norristown High School, at the Treemount Seminary, under Professor John W. Loch, and at Lafayette College, where he was graduated in 1880. He studied law in the office of Benjamin E. Chain,Esq., was admitted to the bar of Montgomery County in June, 1883, and then located in business in Norristown, where he is now in practice,"from: "History: Local: Chapter XXXVI : The Bench and Bar - Part II :Bean's 1884 History of Montgomery Co, PA"
4. Delia Pendleton Gibson (b 23 Nov 1862) is listed on the 1930 census as living with her sister Ethel in Norristown and unmarried. Her occupation is listed as a music teacher.
Rev. John Shackleford GIBSON m. Ilicia Wheeler DAVIS
Rev. John Shackelford Gibson was born on 22 Dec 1853 in Port Tobacco, Charles Co, VA. He died on 4 Dec 1912 in Virginia. He was educated at Hanover Academy in Hanover Co VA. He also attended school at the Central University in Lexington, KY and the University of Cincinnati. He attended Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia from 1872-1875. His first assignment was as a missionary to the Diocese of Kentucky 1875-1879. He was then an assistant pastor at St. Michael's Church in Trenton, NJ from 1879-80,missionary in southern Ohio from 1880-1882, pastor of Nelson parish in West Virginia from 1882-1890, pastor of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, VA from 1890-92. He took over as the minister of Trinity Episcopal Church in Huntington WV from 1892-1912.He had just accepted a new ministry position back in Virginia at Christ Church in Gordonsville when he died of a heart attack. He was buried in Trenton, NJ. At the time of his death, the Southern Churchman publication said of him that he was "a devout Churchman and a scholarly preacher.; noted especially, for his missionary zeal..."
Married Ilicia Wheeler Davis on 12 Jan 1881 in Trenton, NJ.
1. Frances Bodine Gibson (b 5 Nov 1881)
2. Rev. James Davis Gibson (b Oct 1883) James Davis became a clergyman like his father and grandfather. He worked as rector in the same church as his grandfather (Trinity Church in Covington, KY), and married Mary Leadbetter. In 1930, the family is listed in Fort Mitchell, Kenton Co KY: James was working as an Episcopal clergyman and living with his wife Mary and their children John Gibson age 19,Janet Gibson age 17, James Gibson age16, Douglas Gibson age 11 and Philip Gibson age 8. Rev James died on 5 Mar 1932 in Covington KY.
3. Anna Gibson (b Sep 1885) Anna married Dr. John Mitchell Willis, a Colonel in the US Army Medical Corp, stationed in Fort Snelling, MN and other bases. In 1930, Ann and her husband were living on the Ft. Leavenworth Base in Kansas, with their son John Willis Jr , age 14, who was born on a military base on the Philippine Islands where he was stationed. Dr. Willis was the grandson of Lucy Taliaferro Madison, a first cousin to President James Madison.
4. Dr. John Shackelford Gibson Jr. (b Jan 1887), John Shackelford Jr. attended the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, became a Major in Medical Corp, US Army, and married Patty Braxton. In 1930 John is listed as a Surgeon at the "Government Hospital" in Washington DC. He is living with wife Patty and a daughter Eleanor Gibson and has a profound interest in Gibson genealogy like his father.
5. Philip Pendleton Gibson Esq. (b Jun 1890). Became a prominent lawyer in Huntington, WV. One source mentions him as "of Washington & Lee University in Lexington". He married Morrell Sanford. In 1930, Philip and Morrell are listed in Huntington, Cabell Co. WV.
The following are excerpts of a letter from a noted professional genealogist who questioned our incredible family history and pedigree:
"After spending several “fun” evenings on the Gibson ancestry, I am happy to report verified multiple Royal or noble lines of descent
through the Gibson, Knowlton, Swett, Whitton, Whipple, Tutt, Metzger, Mayhew, Norton, Cushman, Hutchinson, Putnam, Shackelford and Pendleton family lines."
"Tom's ancestry is unique in his direct multiple descent from founders of all of the principle early English colonization attempts of our country."
"His family is the only one that I know of that is closely related to the families of all four presidents with images carved on Mount Rushmore."
"Unlike many of us who are related to most U.S. presidents by King John of England, Tom is related to every president of the United States within 12 generations."
"Tom is related to most of our founding fathers, many Continental Congress delegates and the first seven American presidents within 5 generations."
"He is exceptionally unique in his descent from three separate 16th century Native American Families from Virginia, Pennsylvania and New England."
"Tom's ancestors are descended, via New England immigrants to the Philadelphia area, Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania, and northern Virginia,
from a plethora of
Mayflower passengers, New England colonial ancestors and founders of Jamestown, Virginia. . .
I suspect Tom and his children have more documented Mayflower blood ancestors than anyone else on the face of the earth."
"He is descended from most of the Mayflower Pilgrims and has well documented colonial descent from more than 52 Revolutionary War soldiers".
"Tom is a ninth cousin to both HRH Prince Charles of Wales, and Diana, the former Princess of Wales.
Obviously, his sons, Chris and Jon Gibson are double cousins to Princes William and Harry.
Tom is also a multiple 9th cousin to both George and Laura Bush."
Update: President Barack Obama, George Bush, and Thomas K. Gibson are all direct descendants of Samuel Hinckley and Sarah Soole.
Thomas Knowlton Gibson is actually an eighth great uncle to the President of the United States and a ninth cousin to the former president.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin also descends from Samuel and Sarah and shares at least seven other common ancestors to our family.
The letter to the Obama girls from the bush twins, Barbara and Jenna, is actually to their 9th cousins Malia and Sasha. (I wonder if they know it.)Please note that these relationships are not unique to anyone of Scottish, English or European descent, tracing colonial ancestry to the 17th century.
Chris and Jon, the letter is also very relevant to both of you, it is well written and has a superb message that is meaningful and poignant.
In twelve generations you could easily have more than one thousand different ancestors unless there is significant consanguinity in your family tree.
The chances of some of them being descended from Royalty or a Mayflower Passenger is actually quite probable, (1 in 5 or 20%).
We are directly descended from thousands of Emperors, Pharaohs, Kings & Queens, Princes, Dukes, Marquesses, Earls, Counts, Viscounts and Barons.
Thomas Knowlton Gibson and his descendants, are members of or are eligible for full membership
in the following Military, Genealogy and Hereditary Societies.
Presidential Families of America
First Families of America
America's First Families
First Families of Virginia
Established Families in America
National Society of the Sons of Colonial New England
National Society of Sons of American Colonists
National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Descendants of the Knights of Bath
Descendants of British Royal Families
Military Order Of The Crusades
Hereditary Society Blue Book
Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
Holland Society of New York We are directly descended from five early founders of New Netherlands.
Order of the Crown in America
Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
Baronial Order of the Magna Carta
General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD)
Society of Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims
Society of the Cincinnati We are directly descended from twelve officers of the American Revolution and closely related to fourteen more.
Society of Americans with Multiple Mayflower Ancestors (Life Member) (SAMMA Founding Member)
Society of Descendants of Founders of Jamestown Colony
Society of Descendants of Founders of Plymouth Colony
Society of Descendants of Founders of Popham Colony
Society of Descendants of Founders of Roanoke Colony
Society of Descendants of Founders of Martha's Vineyard Island
Society of Descendants of Early American Quakers
Society of Descendants of Colonial Clergy
General Society of Colonial Wars
Order Of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
Order Of Descendants Of Colonial Governors
FOUNDERS & PATRIOTS There are three approved lines to Revolutionary Patriots with Colonial Ancestors arriving before 1657. Knowlton, Whitton and Swett.
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE PILGRIMS (S&D PILGRIMS) 31 separate lines to Mayflower ancestors.
Sons and Daughters of Early American Witches At least three, with 5th great grandmother Rebecca Gibson being the closest relationship.
Bloodlines of Salem We have many significant connections to early witchcraft in Salem, Mass.
Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution (SAR Member) Dad was an SAR member, Mom was an active DAR member.
Children of the American Revolution Members of our family under the age of 22 are eligible for membership.
Sons and Daughters of the War of 1812
Sons of the US Civil War (North and South)
Order of the Founders and Patriots of America
Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
New England Society of New York
General Society of Colonial Wars
Flagon & Trencher: Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers
Welsh Society of Philadelphia
Order of DeMolay and Freemasons especially the Cryptic Rite, York Rite and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
Many of our ancestors were significant in founding and promoting Masonry in the United States from the 1750's until the 1930's.
The Cushman's were long time members and founders of the Cryptic Rite of the AASR with the Whitton's in the York Rite and AOUW.
Tom's Grandfather, Great grandfather, 2nd Great grandfather, 3rd, Great grandfather and 4th Great grandfather were all active Masons.
IOOF The Knowlton's were long standing active member of the IOOF.
Order of Indian Wars in the United States of America (many ancestors with one being Native American)
General Society, Sons of the Revolution, (GSSR Member) (with 41 revolutionary ancestors). My father, grandfather and great grandfathers were members.
Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (PASSAR Member) (with more than 50 patriot ancestors).
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR Member) (with more than 50 patriot ancestors).
Descendants of Mexican War Veterans (2 GGG Grandfathers and 2 GGGG Grandfathers)
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (3 GG Grandfathers and 2 GGG Grandfathers)
Order of The First World War (Both Grandfathers, two uncles, and one G Grandfather) (U. S. ARMY)
Order of The Second World War (My father was a Lt., in the U. S. Marines, mom's uncle was a Physician and Navy Admiral attached to the U.S. Marines).
Military Order of the World Wars (Father and Grandfathers)
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States (Self)
Vietnam War Veterans (Self)
Veterans of Foreign Wars (Self) (The VFW), (Public Speaker, Officer and committee member and Honored Life Member)
MICA, Military Intelligence Corps Association (Self) (Life Member) MICA is the organization that maintains the Knowlton Award
Pilgrim Society - We have significant family relationships with many past and present members. (Sorry, I can't tell you if I am a member.)
American Legion (self)
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia
Society of Descendants of Knights of the Garter
Order Of The Honorable Artillery Company Inc.
Royal Society of Saint George
Sons of the American Legion
Plantagenet Society, the International Society of the Descendants of Charlemagne, and many other hereditary and lineage organizations.
You got it from your father, it was all he had to give.
So it's yours to use and cherish, for as long as you may live.
If you lose the watch he gave you, it can always be replaced.
But a black mark on your name, can never be erased.
It was clean the day you took it, and a worthy name to bear.
When he got it from his father, there was no dishonor there.
So make sure you guard it wisely, after all is said and done.
You'll be glad the name is spotless, when you give it to your son.
Thomas K. Gibson is a member of these organizations.
Boy Scouts of America, 25 years service, Scout Master, District Instructor, Unit Commissioner & York City District Commissioner. District Award of Merit.
Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, 40 years service, Public Speaker, Director of Engineering and Senior Executive Vice President. Hall of Fame Award.
WVYC Radio, 40 years service, Founder, Faculty Advisor, Instructor, Supervisor, Communication Advisory Board Member and Director of Engineering.
Shohola Museum of Communications and Technology, Founder, Public Speaker, Counselor, Director, Educator and Curator.
Society of Broadcast Engineers, SBE, 40 years service, former Officer, Educator and Committee Chair. Lifetime Achievement Award.
Associated Press & PAPBA, Tom is a 40 year member of the AP and a former officer & Awards Judge of the Pennsylvania AP Broadcast Association.
CMA College Media Association, formerly College Media Advisers, former officer, committee member, Awards Judge, Public Speaker and full member.
PAB, Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, Member, former officer and Chapter Committee Chair. (My uncle Tom Metzger was also a long time member.)
Sons of the American Revolution, officer and full member. Tom descends from 52 Patriots including 12 officers and is a SAR War Service Medal Award Recipient.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 40 years, Deacon, Church Council Member, Lay Assisting Minister, Educator, Church Historian and Committee Chair.
York Amateur Radio Club, member since 1972, Past President/Vice President, Committee Chair, Instructor, Public Speaker and Director of Education.
Camp Shohola Amateur Radio Club, 50 years member, Founder, President, FCC Liason, Instructor and Organizational Trustee. Hall of Fame Award.
Camp Shohola Scholarship Foundation, Officer, Committee Chair and Honored member for more than fifty years of service. Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pennsylvania Industrial Heritage Society, 40 years, Current President, Public Speaker, Docent, Officer and member of the Board of Trustees. Hall of Fame Award.
Northern Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society, full member, researcher and Public Speaker.
Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, PASSAR & SAR Full Member, Public Speaker, and Officer in the Continental Congress Chapter.
York County Heritage Trust, 40 years, Educator, Committee Member, Researcher, Docent, Exhibit Interpreter and Public Speaker. 2011Volunteer of the Year Award.
South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Full member, Committee member, Officer, Researcher and Public Speaker.
Naval Order of the United States, (Honored Life Member) Public Speaker, Officer and Committee Chair.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, (Honored Life Member) Public Speaker, Officer and Committee Chair. 1998 & 2009 Voice Of Democracy Award recipient.
MICA, Military Intelligence Corps Association, (Honored Life Member) and Public Speaker, MICA is the organization that maintains the Knowlton Award.
Society of Americans with Multiple Mayflower Ancestors, President, Public Speaker, (Life Member) (SAMMA Founding Member). Hall of Fame Award.
Zeredatha Lodge #451, Free and Accepted Masons in York, Pennsylvania, Full Member, Public Speaker, and Educator.
Pi Delta Epsilon, National Honor Mass Communication Fraternity, (Life Member), Chapter Charter Member, Public Speaker, Former Officer.
Tom was recently featured on a front page article in "Radio World" Magazine for his significant contributions to the broadcast industry.
He was also recently recognized for 50 years at Camp Shohola with a gold watch, rocking chair and the Camp Shohola Newspaper "Argus" dedication.
A Google search should result in more than 500,000 results for Thomas Knowlton Gibson, I truly believe there are or were no others in the world.
With more than thirty direct Mayflower ancestors, at least twenty more by marriage,
and more than fifty blood lines to the founders of the Plymouth Plantation,
our immediate family is extremely unique in our multiple descent from the "first arrivals" of the Plymouth Colony.
If you have an Ancestry.com account, or are willing to sign up for a free one, you are invited to view our complete family tree.
It is one of the largest on the web, with more than 200,000 entries in 92,000 families, many going back more than 2000 years.
The Ancestry.com listing includes hundreds of Royal and noble ancestors, more than 4500 images, stories and descriptions, and thousands of citations.
A few of the older listing on Ancestry.com (before 1500) might be in error due to their "One World Tree" systematic approach, always verify your sources.
With links to published Royal Ancestral Trees, we have identified more than 12 million blood ancestors in our Gibson and Knowlton family trees.
Please view our complete family tree on Rootsweb.com, with more than 200,000 entries in 92,000 families. Here is a 14 generation Ahnentafel.
We have family trees posted on five other genealogy web sites including Genealogy.com and Genes Reunited.com, all created from "One World Tree".
With hundreds of links to published royal family trees, we have identified more than 12 million ancestors, obviously one of the largest family trees on the web.
Thanks for reading and sharing our genealogy pages, 82574#
Our E-mail address is GibsonFamily@mayflowerman.com
Tom is a Professor at York College of Pennsylvania, Museum Curator,
Telecommunications Manager, Radio Engineer, Summer Camp Director,
IBS Corporate Vice President, and founder of SAMMA,
the Society of Americans with Multiple Mayflower Ancestors.
He is a decorated Vietnam Veteran and life member of the VFW,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, and has been active in scouting for more than 25 years.
Tom is a professional Lecturer and a long time member of the York College Speakers Bureau.
His many talks include: Identifying The Myths of Plymouth Plantation, General Arthur St. Clair,
The Real Causes of the Salem Witch Trials, Forgotten Founders of Colonial America, The First U.S. President,
Living in Colonial York, The Old York County Colonial Court House, The Articles of Confederation,
The York County Witchcraft Trials, The Delaware and Hudson Canal and Gravity Railroads,
From Drums to the Internet, A discussion of Human Communication, From Indian Trails to Super Highways, The Pennsylvania Rifle,
Bartholomew Gosnold, Founder of Jamestown, Judge Edmund Pendleton, Father of Our Country,
Edward Marshall of the Walking Purchase, and Colonel Thomas Knowlton, the First American Spy.
Do you have more than ten, direct blood related, Mayflower ancestors?
E-mail SAMMA@mayflowerman.com for information in joining SAMMA, the Society of Americans with Multiple Mayflower Ancestors.
If approved for membership, you will receive a handsome gold bordered certificate suitable for framing,
and optionally, having your name placed on a web page listing your total number of Mayflower ancestors.
Member will also receive periodic e-mail newsletters.
These pages have received the prestigious "Preserving Our Family History Award".
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You would think this would be a good place to look for a secret clue wouldn't you?