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Colonial Ancestors
Introducing the Colonial Heritage of Beverly and Bob Whitaker

 

When viewed through the eyes of one's colonial ancestors, early American history comes alive. It seems that once you find one or two, you just keeping adding. Occasionally, we have to delete a name from our lists because further research reveals errors.

Listed on this site are the colonial ancestors upon whom we're centering our research. The first list is Beverly's working list; the second is Bob's. Each list is alphabetical. This is definitely a "work in progress," with additions and corrections expected.

At our Lineage Links page, you will find a lengthy list of our surnames -- with links to the corresponding files we've uploaded at WorldConnect.



Notes from Beverly and Bob Whitaker about links to Bio-Sketches

Our special genealogical project is to list ancestral names with dates of birth and death, place them in alphabetical order by surname, and gradually create brief BioSketches of these persons. Underlined names link directly to sketches.
You may find that we share some ancestors and that you have corrections or additional information to share; we'll be glad to hear from you.

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Beverly's Colonial Ancestors

With the exception of three immigrant families (around 1850) all of Beverly's ancestral families were in America as colonists.

These colonists were composed of several distinct groups.

One group came early to Plymouth Colony; a large group of English Quakers and Palatine families settled in early Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware or Maryland; and two families and those with whom they intermarried lived in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Vermont, a few of whom left for Canada during and after the American Revolution.

Most of my other colonial families migrated to Virginia, South Carolina, or North Carolina, then moved west to the frontier of what would become Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

Descendants from all of these families eventually settled in southeastern Iowa, some prior to 1846 statehood and the rest arriving prior to the Civil War. During the remainder of the 19th century, with few exceptions, these descendants stayed in Iowa, and most of the surnames are still to be found in 20th and 21st century Iowa records.

 

Adams, Samuel (bef 1650 -1694) - CT
Ammen, Durst (1730-1805 ) - PA, VA - arrived 1749 in Crown
Armfield, John (1695-1792) - PA, NC - arrived 1718
Bachiler, Rev. Stephen (1561-1656) - MA - arrived 1632 in William and Francis
Beals, John (abt1657-1726 )-PA, VA, MD - arrived 1675
Beeson, Edward (1660-1712/1715) - PA - arrived 1682/84
Beeson, Richard (1684-1777) - DE, PA, NC
Benedict, Ezra (abt 1763-1817) - CT, VT, Canada
Benedict, John (abt 1640-1729)- NY, CT
Benedict, Jonathan (1723-1800)- CT, VT
Benedict, Joseph (?-1755) - CT
Benedict, Thomas (abt 1617-1690) - CT, NY
Bond, Benjamin (1765-1839) - NC, IN
Bond, Edward (1740-1821) - PA, NC, IN
Bond, Joseph (1704-bef 1760 ) - arrived 1731/35
Bowater, Thomas (1665-aft1750) - PA, NC - arrived 1683 in Bristol Comfort
Bowden, John (abt 1753-?) - NC, MD
Bowerman, Thomas (abt 1623-1663) - MA
Briggs, John (1615-1641)- MA
Browne, John (abt 1631-aft November 1697)
Browning, William (1688-1741)
Bull, Isaac (1653-1716)- RI
Bull, Isaac II (1708-?) - RI, CT, NY
Bull, John (1677-?) - RI
Bull, Thomas (1737-bef 1804) - NY, VT
Butler, Daniel(?-1712) - MA
Butler, Thomas
Castle, Henry (?-1697/8)- CT
Castle, Isaac (abt 1672-1727) - CT
Castle, Samuel (abt 1707-1781)
Chase, Abraham (bef 1674-1738) - MA, RI
Chase, Daniel (1720-?) - MA, NY
Chase, Phineas (1693-?) - MA, NY
Chase, William (abt 1595-1659) - arrived 1630 (with Winthrop)
Chase, William (1627-1684/1685) - MA - arrived 1630 (with Winthrop)
Clayton, William (1625-1688) - PA - arrived 1678/79
Closson, Daniel (abt 1605-1702)
Closson, Josiah (1655-1699)- MA, RI
Closson, Josiah II
Deardorff, Peter (1742-1816) - NJ, PA, VA
Dickerson, Thomas (?-1658) - CT
Dickey, Samuel (1753-1812) - NC, KY, OH
Dierdorff, Anthony (1717-1800) - PA- arrived either 1719 or 1729
Edge, John (1648-1711) - PA - arrived 1685
Eslinger, Christian (1703-bef 1763) - NC - arrived 1749 in Patience
Eslinger, Johann Andreas (1748-abt 1824) - NC - arrived 1749 in Patience
Fuller, Edward (1575-1620/21) - MA- arrived 1620 in Mayflower
Fuller, Matthew - MA -(1603-1678)
Fuller, Samuel (1629/30-1676)
Fuller, Samuel II (1676-1716)
Fuller, Elkanah (1709-1816)
Gifford, Gershom (1679-aft 1742) - MA
Gifford, William (aft 1615-1687) - MA -arrived after 1643
Gifford, William (1654/1656-1739) - MA
Gregory, Henry (1586-abt 1655) - CT - arrived 1636
Gregory, John (?-1689) - CT- arrived by 1653
Groom, Edward (abt 1647-aft 1690) - CT
Grubb, John (1652-1708) - PA, DE - arrived 1677 in Kent
Gustin, Jeremiah (1740- ?)
Gustin, Jeremiah Jr. (1772-1863)
Gustin, John [Augustine Le Rossignol Jean] (1647-1719)
Gustin, John (1691-1777)
Hammer, John (?-1768) - NC or SC
Harlan, Aaron (1685-1732) - DE, PA - arrived before 1688
Harland, George (1649-1714 ) - arrived between 1685-1688
Harshbarger, Christian (1755-1827) - PA, VA
Harshberger, Jacob (1723/1725-1791) - PA - arrived 1749 or 1754
Haworth, George (abt1680-1724) - PA - arrived 1699 in Brittania
Haworth, George (abt 1757-1842) - NC
Haworth, Stephanas (1713-aft 1756)- PA, VA, NC
Heald, Samuel (1668-1736 ) - PA - arrived before 1736
Howland, Arthur - MA - (1590-1675)
Jay, John (abt 1650-?) - Barbados, NJ
Jay, Joseph (?-?) - NJ, MD
Jay, William (1720-abt 1773)- MD, VA, SC
Jay, William (1745-1797) - VA, SC
Jones, Reuben (?-1812) - MD, OH
Laughlin, Hugh B. (1715-aft 1765) - DE, NC - arrived about 1740
Laughlin, James (abt1692-1759) - DE, PA - arrived about 1740
Makepeace, Thomas (? - abt 1667)
Matthews, David (1788-1829) TN, AL
Matthews, George(1706-?) MD, VA
Matthews, James (1750-1802) - VA, NC, TN
Matthews, Oliver(?-?) - DE
Meeker, Robert (?-1683/5) - MA, CT- arrived between 1630-1635
Mercer, Henry ( ) - NC
Mercer, Thomas(abt 1660-1716) - PA
Mills, John (1660-1704) - PA - arrived 1682 in Henry and Ann
Mills, John (1685-1760) - PA, NC
Mills, John (1712-1794) NC
Moon, James (abt 1650-1713) - PA - arrived 1682 in Lamb
Moon, James (?-aft1734) - PA - arrived 1682 on Lamb
Moon, Simon (1700-1748) - PA, VA
Pennington, Isaac (1616-?) - PA
Philpott, William
Ranck, Johan Philip (1704-1783) - PA- arrived 1729 in Mortonhouse
Sanford, Ezekiel (1636/7-1683) - MA, CT
Sanford, Thomas (1607/8-1681) - MA, CT
Scarborough, John (abt1667-1727 ) - PA - arrived 1682
Seeley, John (abt 1661/62-bef 1711) - CT
Seeley, Capt. Robert (1600-1668 ) - CT, NY- arrived 1630 (with Winthrop)
Seeley, Nathaniel (?-1675) -CT- arrived 1630 (with Winthrop)
Spooner, William (1622-aft 1683/4)
Swift, William (1575-1644) - MA
Swyer, ____ ( ) - arrived 1745
Thierdorff, Anthony -- (abt 1683-aft 1745) - arrived 1719 or 1729
Thornborough, Edward (1692-1734) - PA- arrived 1717/25
Thornborough, Walter (?-? ) - PA - arrived 1714/26
Thornborough, Walter (1711-abt 1783) - PA, NC
Thornburgh, Edward (1757-1839) - NC, IN
Thornburgh, Joseph (abt 1728-1800) - PA, NC
Turney, Benjamin (1599-1648)- MA - arrived by 1641
Vestal, William Sr.(1666-1702) - PA
Vestal, William (abt 1696-1745) - PA, VA
Walker, George (abt 1770-aft 1830) - PA, TN, IN
Wells, Joseph
Wheeler, Moses (1598-1698)- CT - arrived by 1638
Williams, Enoch (1730-1805) - PA
Williams, Nehemiah (1787-1839) - NC, MD, IN
Williams, Owen (1744-aft 1790) - VA, NC
Williams, Richard (abt 1693-aft 1721) - PA
Williams, William (1721-1773) - PA, VA, NC
Williamson, Timothy (1621-1676) - MA
Wing, Daniel (1617/18-1698) - arrived 1632 in William and Francis
Wing, Elisha (1669-1731)- MA
Wing, Gershom (1744-?)- NY, Canada
Wing, Jedediah (1697-?)- MA
Wing, Jedediah II (abt 1780-?)
Wing, Stephen (1621/1624-1710) - arrived 1632 in William and Francis
Wright, James (1671-1759)- PA
Wright, Captain John (1716-1790)- PA, SC
Yeager, Hans Peter (1697-abt 1756) - NJ - arrived before 1730

 


Bob's Colonial Ancestors

List is currently being compiled.
Locations: Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

Bowers, Morris (abt 1735-1781) - VA

Connell, Daniel

Harris, Lewis

Hatcher, Benjamin

Hatcher, Henry

Hatcher, John

Hatcher, Josiah

Hatcher, Valentine

Meek, Alexander

Meek, Samuel

Mercer (Messer), William(1750-1814) - VA, GA

Milton, John Sr.- NC, GA

Milton, John- NC, GA

Phillips, Zachariah - NC, GA

Pullen, Thomas Sr.(1752-1828) - VA, GA

Stephens, William

Whitaker, Sr., Joshua (btw 1760 and 1770 - 1825) - ?, GA

Whitaker, Mark (Marcus) (abt1727 - ?) - PA, NC, GA, SC

Whitaker, Samuel (abt 1731 - abt 1807) - PA, GA

Whitaker, Samuel (1753-1802) - PA, NC, GA

Whitaker, William (1701- 18??) - England, PA, NC

 

A Note of Explanation regarding the WHITAKER surname and individuals shown above:

WHITAKER -- also WHITACAR, WHITECER, WHITACRE, WHITCER, WHITEAKER, WHITKER, WHITTAKER,WHITTEAKER and still more similar spellings: It is thought that the group shown here were descendants of William Whitaker and Elizabeth Carleton, also described here. We show the members of that family who at some time during their lifetimes lived in Georgia because we are seeking confirmation of the parentage of Bob's NC/GA ancestor Joshua Whitaker Jr. (born 1783 or 1784 in NC and d. 1852 in Columbia Co., GA.)


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