Pages

The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Monday, August 26, 2013

First Settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts

Descendants of 
These First Settlers
Erected This Memorial

ROBERT ADAMS
WILLIAM MOODY
CILES BADGER
ANTHONY MORSE
JOHN BAILEY
WILLIAM MOULTON
RICHARD BROWN
EDMUND MOORES
THOMAS BROWN
NICHOLAS NOYES
RICHARD BARTLETT
JAMES NOYES
JOHN CHENEY
JAMES ORDWAY
AQUILA CHASE
JOHN OSGOOD
NATHANIEL CLARK
THOMAS PARKER
THOMAS COLMAN
RICHARD PETTINCELL
TRISTRAM COFFIN
DANIEL PIERCE
ROBERT COKER
JOHN PIKE
JOHN CUTTING
WILLIAM PILLSBURY
JOHN DAVIS
FRANCIS PLUMER
RICHARD DOLE
JOHN POORE
RICHARD DUMMER
SAMUEL POORE
JOHN EMERY
EDWARD RAWSON
WILLIAM GERRISH
JOHN REMINGTON
EDMUND GREENLEAF
EDWARD RICHARDSON
THOMAS HALE
HENRY ROLFE
ABEL HUSE
ROBERT SAVORY
WILLIAM ILSLEY
HENRY SEWALL
JAMES JACKMAN
HENRY SHORT
HENRY JAQUES
THOMAS SMITH
JOHN KELLY
ANTHONY SOMERBY
RICHARD KENT
WILLIAM SAWYER
JOHN KNIGHT
STEVEN SWETT
RICHARD KNIGHT
WILLIAM TITCOMB
GEORGE LITTLE
RICHARD THURLOW
PERCIVAL LOWELL
DANIEL THURSTON
HENRY LUNT
ABRAHAM TOPPAN
ROBERT LONG
DAVID WHEELER
HUGH MARCH
THOMAS WHITTIER
WILLIAM MARSTON
JOHN WOODBRIDGE
NATHANIEL MERRILL
EDWARD WOODMAN

Update as of October 28, 2013. I discovered a website, Sons and Daughters of Newbury. Information is given as well as a list of the Heads of Families Who Settled in Newbury Previous to 1700, which is different from the above list on the monument.
Monument front and back.

The above photo was taken in the summer of 2013. In late October I drove by and discovered all the shrubs had been removed.


 NOTE: These photos were taken in December 2015. Apparently the shrubs were removed, and I kind of think the wires above were too.






 Lower Green, first settlement site, 1635.