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Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Blog – June 2010 Archive (7)

Lane Family Tombstone, Hampton, New Hampshire

Pine Grove Cemetery, Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, New Hampshire.

William Lane, junior. and his wife Sarah…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on June 28, 2010 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Princess Ka'iulani Visits MIT again!

Some historical facts:

Upon hearing of the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, Princess Ka’iulani left England for the United States. They landed at New York City. On March 4, 1893, the day before Grover Cleveland’s inauguration as President, the seventeen year old Princess Ka’iulani and her…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on June 23, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Juneteenth- Ona Judge Staines, A Slave Runs away to New Hampshire

A story to celebrate the 145th Juneteenth

How did a runaway slave from Philadelphia come to New Hampshire? And why was she instantly recognized? Well, she belonged to George Washington, and he had served the last part of his presidency in Philadelphia. Elizabeth, daughter of Senator John Langdon, had seen this slave woman…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on June 21, 2010 at 12:05pm — No Comments

A Letter from a Proud Grandpapa

Michiel Ockers Hogerzeijl was the captain of a whaling ship from 1729 to 1759. He lived in Holland and hunted for whales off the coast of Greenland. His father, Ocker Bruins Hoogerseijl, was also a commander of a whaling ship from 1720 to 1730. There is a Hogerzeil Street in the town of Krimpen aan de Lek, Holland, where they lived. In…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on June 16, 2010 at 10:56am — No Comments

Horace Greeley remembers Londonderry

My regular blog is Nutfield Genealogy at www.nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com where I blog about Londonderry and Derry, New Hampshire local history and genealogy in general for our our part of New England. This was one of my most popular blogs last month, not just for local people,…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on June 12, 2010 at 3:40pm — No Comments

A Post Card from a Stranger



Sometime in February 1945 my…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on June 7, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Strange names from the Family Tree!

An assortment of interesting names pulled from my database. Every one of them is an actual name!

I suppose that some of these names were fashionable in their own time. My name, Heather, is now a popular name, but when my mother first named me the pediatrician said “That’s a dog’s…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on June 5, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

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