Simon H. Harrison: A Persistent Brick Wall

Simon H. Harrison, born 1803-1813 in Kentucky, was my 3rd great-grandfather.  He is also a complete "brick wall" in my research.  No one, and I mean no one, seems to know where he came from. I have posted about him before: this post is a compilation of the information in the previous posts and everything … Continue reading Simon H. Harrison: A Persistent Brick Wall

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Colonel Jonathan Latimer and Lucretia Griswold

Jonathan Latimer was a descendant of the English Robert Latimer, who arrived in Boston in 1635 on the ship "Hopewell" as part of the Great Migration. Jonathan's father (also named Jonathan Latimer) was married to Borodell Denison, Captain George Denison's great-granddaughter. Jonathan Latimer II was born in New London, Connecticut in 1724.The Latimers were by that time  a wealthy family, having … Continue reading Colonel Jonathan Latimer and Lucretia Griswold

Elder William Brewster and Mary Wentworth

Born in 1560 in the town of Scrooby in Nottinghamshire, England, William Brewster married Mary Wentworth, and studied briefly at the college of Cambridge before becoming active in the movement to reform the Anglican church. His congregation eventually emigrated to the more religiously tolerant environment of Leyden, Holland, where he began publishing religious tracts that were circulated … Continue reading Elder William Brewster and Mary Wentworth