Thursday, December 1, 2016

Some of my Favorite Ancestors

My next several posts will deal with favorite ancestors. The selection is based on accomplishments, research issues, unusual stories and the like.

Up first, not one person, but one group: the Quakers

I have several Quaker ancestors. Most arrived and settled in Pennsylvania. From Pennsylvania they migrated to Maryland and then to Virginia. Some became leaders in the Society of Friends, serving as preachers. Others operated inns or owned large tracts of land. Gradually, my director ancestors were excommunicated for having married contrary to discipline. One family settled in Plymouth and faced the prejudice of many of their neighbors.

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