"I am directly related to Lephe Gates, Daughter of Peter Gates (Zebediah5, Zebediah4, Thomas2, Stephen2 and Stephen1) brother who was also Zebediah Gates married Mercy Denison and Mercy's sister Esther married Isaac Miner. Mercy Denison and…"
Mayflower Ancestors: Soule, Alden, Howland, Billington
In Connecticut: Denison, Avery, Gallup, Fish, Stewart, Chesebrough, Schofield, Wheeler, Williams (also MA), Miner, Palmer, Noyes
In Rhode Island: Tourgee, Barber, Evans, Schofield, Gardiner, Broadfoot, Aiken. Maryott, Perry, Crandall, Perkins, Sands
In Massachusetts: Evans, Aylesworth, Perkins, Niles
In New York: Bracie
In Scotland: Broadfoot, Aiken
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
USA (New England), England, Scotland
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
New England gravestone photography and research. Technology and social networking as it relates to genealogy.
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I started at age 8 when shown the family Bible and photos of my grandfather's grandparents. Wow, my grandparents had grandparents! As I am an only child and only grandchild (on my maternal side) it is my job to keep the family records. A friend said I was "Disturbing the dead, Annoying the living"
I have set up an Avery discussion group. There are 26 Avery researchers on here. I thought by putting our heads together we might find some common relatives and breakdown our brick walls. Please feel free to drop in and post your Avery lines.
Hi Midge....apparently we have met before! I am a friend of Lorraine Roberts and have attended a few of the South Shore Genealogy Society meetings. She is now a member here, too.
I took photos of all the Soules I could find, I have not ID'd them yet, so I am not sure how they relate, except George himself. I have photos of Standish stones, also.
My Pratts, (and you living in MA will understand this,) are from the North Shore, not the South Shore. (although more and more south shore-ites are creeping in!) My Pratts are from John Pratt of Dorchester, and were mainly from Reading, MA. That is my Mom's maiden name and the line that I have had great success with.
I just checked my database for Perkins...sounded familiar....as it should have:
Thomas Perkins 1673-1701 & Remember Woodman 1673-1701 are my 7 G Grandparents, from Salem/Boston
I seem to be following in your cemetery footsteps! George Soule is my 9 G Grandfather, I was just in that cemetery in June. (Myles is also a grandfather)
I just spent some time in a few Bridgewater/Middleboro cemeteries this past weekend, with plans on returning soon!....Sharon
PS ... are your Wheelers from Concord, MA?