Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Favorite Ancestors: Seth Mahurin?

The Mahurin family was either from Ulster [Northern Ireland] or Scotland. Hugh Mahurin arrived in Massachusetts about 1690-91. One of his sons was Ebenezer. All was well until Ebenezer's son Seth got to thinking too much. Rumor had it that a college professor was at the root of the problem, but I investigated that aspect of the rumor and reached a dead end. Someone supposedly suggested that 'Mahurin' didn't sound American enough - before the country became the USA? Seth proceeded to drop the 'Ma' and adopt Hurin or Huron for his surname. A brother objected because Hurin/Huron was an Indian tribe. So, my branch of the family became Hurin.

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