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From: "Richard Dalton" <>
Subject: First Settlers
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 22:29:18 -0700
I've been reviewing some data that I've seen at Ancestry.com and
Rootsweb.com and both have researchers listing birth dates for people such
as 1610, 1612, 1614 and the like in Massachusetts and Connecticut for the
Birge and Gaylord families which I descend from.
Historically, I don't recall any settlers/pilgrims from England being in
Massachusetts before the Mayflower in 1620???
Did I miss something? The ancestors that these researchers refer to -- oddly
enough -- some of their family didn't emigrate until 1630 on the ship the
Mary and John. Yet, supposedly they had children in Massachusetts and
Connecticut in 1610 and then went back to England to have the rest of their
children before emigrating with all of the family???
I'd like to send them all a note that their data is erroneous -- but I'm
just going on my memory of history and the first pilgrims with the Mayflower
Any suggestions, ideas???
Many thanks for your help in this matter,
Rev Richard L Dalton
formerly of San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA
descendant of Mary and John passenger William Hannum, May 1630 to
Massachusetts from Dorset, England. Part of the great Puritan migration.
Related to several other Mary and John passengers. William Hannum married
Honor Capen. Fortunately there is much history about them in being founders
of Windsor, Connecticut, and Northampton, Massachusetts.
My grandmother is the last of her line of the Hannum family as her father
didn't have any sons.
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