Monthly Archives: August 2013

Georgia Cotton Planter

At 14, in 1809, Henry Skilton Atwood Jr. (1795 to 1864) traveled from the Atwood farm in Watertown CT  to Savannah GA to work for a relative.  His father Henry Skilton Atwood (1770 to 1843) was my fourth great grandfather. … Continue reading

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Two Sisters

I have come across several cases of intertwining families in our Connecticut family vines. Generation after generation lived in towns such as Watertown, Middletown, Fairfield and Redding, and through the generations they intermarried (if that’s the right term).   Today … Continue reading

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Yale rector

Samuel Andrew or Andrews (1656 to 1738), my ninth great grandfather, was a founder of Yale College.  He was born in Cambridge, MA, and graduated from Harvard in 1675.  He was made a fellow and tutor there. In his twenties, he … Continue reading

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