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Families 'Round the Cape

Families 'Round the Cape is for members (cousins!) who have ancestral roots in Plymouth and the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts.

Members: 17
Latest Activity: Feb 21, 2014

History of Cape Cod

In 1602 Bartholomew Gosnold named it Cape Cod, the surviving term and the ninth oldest English place-name in the U.S. Samuel de Champlain charted its sand-silted harbors in 1606 and Henry Hudson landed there in 1609. Captain John Smith noted it on his map of 1614 and at last the Pilgrims entered the "Cape Harbor" and – contrary to the popular myth of Plymouth Rock – made their first landing near present-day Provincetown on November 11, 1620. Nearby, in what is now Eastham, they had their first encounter with Native Americans.

Cape Cod was among the first places settled by the English in North America. Aside from Barnstable (1639), Sandwich (1637) and Yarmouth (1639), the Cape's fifteen towns developed slowly. It is in these fifteen towns on this small peninsula that many of the United States early colonial families settled, worked, and eventually (in some cases) spread out to other colonies.

Families 'Round the Cape invites you to share your genealogical findings, discuss topics of interest and history, and help us plot the trees of our common ancestors.

Discussion Forum

Warren - Bumpus

Started by Peggy Rowe-Snyder Oct 13, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello,I am a descendant of Richard Warren (Mayflower)and Edward Bompasse (The Anne)I'm new to this group and mostly wanted to just check in.Say hello!   I'm always interested in discussing…Continue

Descendants of Humphrey TURNER

Started by James P. LaLone. Last reply by John Diefenbach Nov 20, 2011. 11 Replies

Attached is what I have on the first 6 generations (male lines) of the descendants of Humphrey TURNER. Additions. corrections greatly appreciated. I am also interested in the other early TURNERs who…Continue

Wing Family

Started by Mary Beth. Last reply by Spirit Baker Dec 5, 2010. 1 Reply

Do you descend from Reverend Stephen Wing and his wife Deborah (Bachiler) Wing?  And what's your line?  Mine is: Reverend Stephen WIng & Deborah BachilerDaniel Wing and Hannah SwiftDeborah WIng…Continue

Descendants of the Reverend Stephen Bachiler who founded the town of Hampshire, New England

Started by Mary Beth Jun 12, 2010. 0 Replies

Much has been written about Rev. Stephen Bachiler.  He came to the colonies in about the year 1632 and is recognized as the founder of Hampton, New Hampshire.  Many of his descendants spell the name…Continue

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Comment by James P. LaLone on October 15, 2013 at 1:21pm
Am interested in anyone researching the families that start at the 8th generation, I see a number of errors, I do not see any contact info. If anyone is searching these families and would like to exchange data please let me know.
Comment by Spirit Baker on September 22, 2010 at 10:16am
Hi James, thanks for pointing that out. Her birth is 1880, oops. Here is her headstone and the cemetery placement card with her two different names:;
Comment by James P. LaLone on September 22, 2010 at 9:41am
Spirit, are you sure about the dates for Danena? She would have been 149 years old when she died, not to mention she was 44 years younger then her husband. These are unusual.
Comment by Spirit Baker on September 22, 2010 at 9:29am
Comment by Spirit Baker on September 19, 2010 at 5:10am
I am in a pickle over this woman: unknown, Danena Lena. Everyone on Ancestry lists her as Lena Doane. Doane is her married name, Lena is the name she used. Her given name is Danena unknown. Born 1830 Canada, died 20 Feb 1979, Brewster. Married Herbert W Doane, born 1874 ,Barnstable, died 1943 Brewster. They had a daughter they adopted, I don't know if it was a legal adoption, Gertrude (Rowell?) Doane 1901 – 1987 birth place unknown, died Brewster. No children of their own. Gertrude never married or had children.
Does anyone have any ideas how to find out where Danena came from, her surname or info about Gertrude? Everyone is coping everyone on Ancestry and I'm trying to get the facts straight esp when the Doane Family is my family and I don't want nonsense on my family website for history reasons.
Comment by Spirit Baker on September 19, 2010 at 5:01am
Brewster, how and who started the town, also mentions Harwich:
Comment by William S Dean on September 6, 2010 at 3:04pm
Hello cousin Spirit

Yes, there appears to have been at least a few marriages between the Doanes and Coles (and Snows). I have a Hepzibah Cole marrying Daniel Doane about 1664 in Barnstable and a few other marriages within the families.
Comment by Spirit Baker on September 5, 2010 at 3:09pm
Dear Cousin William,
I have a question. I am trying to download and then place a copy of this on, property info for Eastham: Thomas Mayo, Nathaniel Mayo, Samuel Mayo Division Of Land Of Nathaniel Mayo.
Keeps stating this doc is corrupt and everything is in Chinese. I had issues with the Doane doc too but was able to fix it but this one I can't.
Are you able to do something better than me? I would like to save this to my tree.
Oh, Thought just came to me, print it out, scan it and I can place it on Ancestry, and keep a copy on hand and my files, duh.
Comment by Spirit Baker on September 5, 2010 at 1:54pm
Thank you Cousin William, this is what I found so far from the link you shared:
Elisha and Hannah Cole Doane sold land to Joseph Atwood. Mentions of Samuel Hamelton, Daniel Hamelton, Thomas Hamelton, Elisha Hopkins, William Nickson, Thomas Doane, Stannah Doane, Rachel Doane, Hope Doane.
I posted it on under Elisha and Hannah Cole.
Comment by Spirit Baker on September 4, 2010 at 5:14pm
William, I listed a few Bodfish on FAG, Centre Cemetery, Wareham, Plymouth, MA.

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