family ties · genealogy · Hickman Family · Strickland

Earliest Hickman Ancestor Found!

This morning my earliest known Hickman ancestor was discovered by yours truly, a mere armchair researcher. Never before had I seen the lineage of Mary Hickman wife of Henry Peter Strickland so I was glad to follow her parentage back to England. Here is what researchers have found so far about this particular early Hickman (sometimes spelled ‘Hitchman’) line:… Continue reading Earliest Hickman Ancestor Found!

Archaeology · Claiborne Family · Colonial Maryland · genealogy

Anne Wolseley Calvert of Maryland

For those who may be searching for ancestors of the Baltimore family, you have probably discovered an excellent resource, one I only just discovered today. Having on my shelf a copy of Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607–1635, I immediately checked to see which of the Calverts were listed. Two of the male line were there:… Continue reading Anne Wolseley Calvert of Maryland

English Links · genealogy · Puritans · Slavery · US History

History Comes with Genealogy

As I read more and more about our Puritan and Cavalier ancestors, both of which describe my lineage in part, I came across the following quote from the author of the America’s Forgotten History series. Perhaps you’re familiar with it: “Puritans and Cavaliers each brought their own customs. In England, Puritans baked while Cavaliers fried,… Continue reading History Comes with Genealogy