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Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Blog – July 2009 Archive (3)

Ellis Island Immigration Journal- John Peter Bowden Roberts 1915- Leeds, England to Beverly, Massachusetts

Although I have many ancestors who came from England on the Mayflower or with the Winthrop Fleet, I also have some ancestors who came to Massachusetts via Ellis Island in 1915. My grandmother, Bertha Louise Roberts, was just nineteen years old at the time, and she traveled from Leeds, Yorkshire with her parents and her older brother, Horace. My great –grandparents were John Peter Bowden Roberts and his wife, Emma Frances Warren. John Roberts had a job… Continue

Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on July 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

"No MAN Shall Build a Meeting House at Chebacco (now Essex, Massachusetts)"

I love this story. "Just regular folks" in the family tree. Thomas Varney was born about 1630 in the Barbados and removed to Massachusetts to settle at the Chebacco section of the town of Ipswich before 1650. His first wife was Abigail Proctor, who was also just a "regular folk" except that her brother John was hung as a witch in 1692. Perhaps being a bit different from all the other puritans in town ran in the family.

Uusally all the women in the family tree have blank spaces next… Continue

Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on July 24, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Hawaii- the Boston connection to a royal lineage

It started back when I took the AP American History class at Wachusett Regional High School in Massachusetts. When our teacher told our class we could all write a final paper on any topic (with her approval, of course) I knew that I was going to write about Queen Liliuokalani and how she lost the Hawaiian throne. I was the first student to ask to have my topic approved, and the teacher looked puzzled. It was a topic we barely covered in class, and there was nothing on the subject in our school… Continue

Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on July 22, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments




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