Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Anti-Rent War on Blenheim Hill

My Efner ancestors are not mentioned in any of these books. However, Ezekiel T. Efner was enumerated in Jefferson, Schoharie County, in the 1840 census, and had relocated to Wisconsin before the 1850 census. Thus the last paragraph on p. 43 may be of particular relevance.

Mayham, Albert Champlin. The Anti-Rent War on Blenheim Hill: An Episode of the 40's : a History of the Struggle between Landlord and Tenant Growing Out of the Patroon System in the Eastern Part of New York. Jefferson, N.Y.: F.L. Frazee, 1906.

More about how the rent system came to be:

Brown, John Mathias, 1745-1838. A Brief Sketch of the First Settlement of the County of Schoharie, by the Germans : Being an Answer to a Circular Letter Addressed to the Author by "The Historical and Philosophical Society of the State of New York". Cobleskill, New York: G. W. Bellinger, 1891.

Roscoe, William E. History of Schoharie County, New York, 1713-1882, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Syracuse, New York: D. Mason & Co., 1882.

Sias, Solomon. A Summary of Schoharie County, Giving the Organization, Geography, Geology, History. Prepared at the Request of the County Teachers' Association by Solomon Sias. Middleburgh, New York: Press of P. W. Danforth, 1904.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Root Genealogy

Root, James Pierce. Root Genealogical Records. 1600-1870. Comprising the General History of the Root and Roots Families in America. New York: R.C. Root, Anthony & Co, 1870.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Descendants of Elder John Strong

Volume 1:

Volume 2:

Dwight, Benjamin W. The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, Mass. Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell, 1871.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Family of William Smith

Vol. 1, p. 191-204:

Starr, Frank Farnsworth, and James Junius Goodwin. Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut. Salem, Mass: Higginson Book Co, 1990.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thomas Higbed in Foxe's Book of Martyrs

Thomas Higbed's story appears on p. 652-653. Begin at the first full paragraph. It is said that this Thomas Higbed is the same person as Thomas Hubbard, ancestor of my ninth great-grandfather, Samuel Hubbard.

Book of Martyrs: A Complete and Authentic Account of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive and Protestant Martyrs in All Parts of the World, with Notes, Comments and Illustrations. London: Knight and Son, 1856.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Loomis Genealogies

The 1870 edition:

Loomis, Elias. The Descendants of Joseph Loomis: Who Came from Braintree, England, in the Year 1638, and Settled in Windsor, Connecticut, in 1639. Rutland, Vt: Tuttle Antiquarian Books, 1990.

The 1875 edition:

Loomis, Elias. The Descendants of Joseph Loomis: Who Came from Braintree, England, in the Year 1638, and Settled in Windsor, Connecticut, in 1639. Rutland, Vt: Tuttle Antiquarian Books, 1990.

The 1909 book includes the English ancestry of Joseph Loomis:

Loomis, Elias, Elisha S. Loomis, and Charles Arthur Hoppin. Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America And His Antecedents in the Old World. 1909.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On Tacy Cooper and Samuel Hubbard

Look for Samuel Hubbard in the chapter beginning on page 119. See page 249 for a bit about his wife, Tacy Cooper.

Seventh Day Baptist General Conference. Seventh Day Baptists in Europe and America: A Series of Historical Papers Written in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Organization of the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, Celebrated at Ashaway, Rhode Island, August 20-25, 1902. Plainfield, N.J.: Printed for the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference by the American Sabbath Tract Society, 1910.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The History of Waterbury, Connecticut

My direct-line ancestors did not live in Waterbury, but some of their offspring did. For genealogical info, look for Bronson (p. 137), Hopkins (p. 151), and Judd (p. 155). You'll find many more references to these names using the Search. Don't let cousin Bennet scare you off!

Bronson, Henry. The History of Waterbury, Connecticut; The Original Township Embracing Present Watertown and Plymouth, and Parts of Oxford, Wolcott, Middlebury, Prospect and Naugatuck. Waterbury: Bronson Bros, 1858.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Most Hilarious History Book Ever!

And I'm not just sayin' that because my ancestor, Samuel Stone, is mentioned in it!

Stuart, I. W., and W. M. B. Hartley. Hartford in the Olden Time; Its First Thirty Years. Hartford: F. A. Brown, 1853.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Two Hopkins Lines

My family tree has two Hopkins lines. From the first book, my ancestors are Stephen, Giles, and Deborah who married Josias Cooke, Jr.

Lowell, D. O. S. A Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy, Being the Ancestry of Andrew Chauncey Munsey and Mary Jane Merritt Hopkins, the Parents of Frank A. Munsey. Boston: Priv. print, 1920.

From the second book, my ancestors are John, Stephen, and Mary who married Capt. Samuel Sedgwick.

Goodwin, Nathaniel. Genealogical Notes, or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co, 1978.