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First Families of New Hampshire
I have always felt like I had roots in New England, but especially here in New Hampshire. Although I spent about 17 of my 50 years living just over the (literally “just” over) the border of Maine, and I do have strong roots there too, I was born in New Hampshire and have spent most of my life in New Hampshire. I absolutely love traveling all over North America and overseas too, but when I come home to New Hampshire it feels like Home, and there is no place like Home. I literally have the motto “Live Free of Die” tattooed on me (I really do!) and my family research has helped me understand why I have such an affinity for New Hampshire and all the New England states (which will each be the subject of future posts)
I belong to an active Facebook Group called Descendants of the First Families of New Hampshire (highly recommended for those researching your ancestry in NH). One of the members made a list of the first settlers of New Hampshire (Thank you, Wayne Chase!). There are 368 names on the list. Cross-referencing my genealogy files informs me that I am directly descended from 33 of those families.
These relations will be the subject of many future blog posts. I am also sure future research will uncover more connections. But in the meantime, here are the connections I have found, grouped by my maternal and paternal lines. I have linked to the lineage for each, but you will need to be logged in to see it.