This ends the favorite ancestors posts. I picked over two dozen ancestors to write about. Many others could have been included. All were pioneers in a new land, be it New England, the Middle or Southern colonies. They later helped settle Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and other states. Mostly they were farmers, millers and mechanics with a few merchants mixed in.
What makes my story unique is that all of them were in the Colonies/States by the mid-1850s. At least that's my viewpoint. So many Americans have their roots in Eastern Europe or from migrations that took place after the Civil War or the start of the 20th century from Asia and other parts of the world.
My ancestors came from England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Germany, The Netherlands and a few from Switzerland, Sweden and what became Northern France and Belgium [Walloon and Huguenot territory]. It's a good lineage.