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Happy Birthday Samuel Wolcott, III

April 13 Brown-Sanford-Parsons-Wolcott Line By Don Taylor Today, I remember my 7th great-grandfather, Samuel Wolcott. He is the son of Samuel Wolcott whose birthday was last Monday.. He was born on 13 April 1713 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony. Samuel … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Tamise Sutherland

April 3 Roberts, Barnes, Taft, Sutherland Line Today, I remember my 3rd great-grandmother, Tamise/Tammy Sutherland/Southerland. She was born on 3 April 1796 in New York. Tamise married Joel Cruff Taft about 1819 at Triangle, Broome County, New York, and died … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Swayze

Darling Line By Don Taylor Name Origin Swayze is a variant of the English name Swasey. The meaning of the name is unknown; however, the Dictionary of American Family Names suggests it possibly is “an Anglicized form of Dutch Swijse(n), … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Taft

Roberts/Barnes/Taft Line by Don Taylor I was surprised to learn that I know of more ancestors with the surname of Taft in my Roberts Line than any other surname, including Roberts. Only my Mannin(g) and Wolcott ancestors, which are on … Continue reading

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Evans – Surname Saturday

Origin of Name Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. If I were to guess, I would have guessed that “Evans” was a patronymic name.  That is to say, it was derived from a personal name such as … Continue reading

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