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poetry and prose about place

I’m from Canada …

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As I have been building my family tree, I am discovering how many ‘places’ my ancestors have called home.

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my grandmother and her brother and four of her sisters appear in this photo at a school in Nova Scotia in the early 1900s

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The people I would call grandfather or grandmother (with greats added) include people who came to Canada or to the United States from England, Scotland, France, and Germany.  Some of their parents came originally from the Netherlands.

 

  • John Winslow (b. 1597)  Droltwich, Worcestershore, England (1620)
  • Mary Chilton (b. 1607)  St. Peter, Sandwich, Kent, England  (Mayflower 1620)
  • Patrick McMullen  (b. 1704)  Scotland
  • Peter LeValley (b. 1675)  France
  • William Spavold  (b. 1810)  England (Trafalgar 1817)
  • Eliza Greenfield (b. 1790)  England (Trafalgar 1817)
  • Stephen Hopkins  (b. 1581) Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England (Mayflower 1620)
  • Elizabeth Fisher (b.  unknown)  England (Mayflower 1620)
  • Francis Cook (b. 1583)  Gides Hall, Essex, England (Mayflower 1620)
  • Hester Mahieu (b. 1585)  Canterbury, Kent, England (1623)
  • William Latham (b. 1608)  Chorley, Lancashire, England (Mayflower 1620)
  • Conrad Hawk (Sr.)  (b. 1744)  Germany
  • Conrad Kresge (b. 1730)  Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayern, Germany
  • Johan Ulrick Kohl  (b. 1702)  Pallatine, Germany
  • Solmey Cooll  (b. 1702)  Germany
  • Johann Nicholas Borger (b. 1720)  Nassig, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • John Clark (b. 1793) Straiton, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Jane Cooper (b. 1799)  Greenock, Scotland
  • Margaret Miller (b. 1798)  Hoddam, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
  • William Aitcheson (b. 1794)  Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland (1832)
  •  — Wayborne (b. 1836) Rockbeare, Devon, England
  • John Johnson (b. 1780)  England

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To make me, how many different people from so many different places had to get together!!!  As my aunt used to say, just being here, we have already won the greatest lottery of all …

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One of my next genealogy / virtual cycling project will be to track down when they came to Canada or the United States.  Immigration records and passenger lists of ships will help me in this endeavor.

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Copyright  2014   Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

May 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

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  1. Also the Thatcher Family Tree.

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    jane tims

    March 12, 2022 at 5:46 pm

  2. Hi Jane,

    I have been searching for this particular Peter Mullen’s father for several years. Which family tree did you discover the connection to Patrick McMullen on? Do we know why the Mc- was dropped from the surname by Peter? I had always believed the Mullen line descended from Ireland, so this is a very interesting discovery for me!

    All the best

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    Kyle Mullen

    March 10, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    • Hi. According to Ancestry.com, some of the information was found on the Hewes Family Tree. Are you on Ancestry.com?

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      jane tims

      March 12, 2022 at 5:41 pm

      • Hi Jane,

        Yes, I am, under the name Kyle Mullen.

        Do you have any other information about Patrick McMullen. Do you know which the country the Nova Scotia “Mullen” line emigrated from?

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        Kyle Mullen

        March 16, 2022 at 9:35 am

      • Ancestry information says his father Patrick McMullin was born in Scotland Dates 1704 to 1802. He lived a long life.

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        jane tims

        March 20, 2022 at 3:15 pm

  3. Hi! I’m looking for information on this Patrick McMullen. I believe him to be an ancestor of mine. Do you know his wife or children’s names? Thanks!

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    TMullen

    December 30, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    • hi. I know almost nothing for certain. The information I have is from other family trees on Ancestry.com. I have that Patrick was born in Scotland Aug 26, 1704 and died in 1802 at Amherst Island, Addington, Ontario. His spouse was Catherine McKelvie. He had a son Peter Mullen 1748 to 1783. There are a couple of sets of possible parents listed but one set is too late in the timeline (John McMullen, 1730-1801; and Agnes Gordon, 1740 -1825). The other set of possible parents is Hugh McMullen and Cathrine McGrigore, no dates. It is sad not to know more about people who gave rise to us. Do you live in the Maritimes?

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      jane tims

      January 1, 2022 at 10:20 pm

      • Yes, my family comes from this Peter Mullen that moved to Nova Scotia from New York. I have seen a couple of references online to possible fathers, but this is the first time I’m seeing Catherine’s name as a possible mother. This is exciting!

        Do you know where you first saw her name? Thanks!

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        TMullen

        January 2, 2022 at 9:35 am

      • Yes, my information is from a family tree in Ancestry.com. I think three different family trees listed her. But sometimes they are just copies of one another. It gives a place to start!

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        jane tims

        January 3, 2022 at 1:28 pm

  4. Dear Jane,
    I see you have listed one of your great-great-great-whatevers as coming over on the Mayflower. Check it out, kid; there was a Sampson on that little ship as well! That can only mean … … WE’RE COUSINS!!

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    neil

    May 20, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    • Hi. I am reading Saints and Strangers now which has a list of the 102 people who crossed in 1620. If you are there, I’ll let you know!!! (Wait, aren’t you in New Brunswick?) Finding out you are a cousin would be fine. Jane

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      jane tims

      May 21, 2014 at 8:03 pm

  5. It is interesting dealing with this subject from a couple of practical perspectives. First I have joined the board of a First Nations project in Vancouver. Even they may have been immigrants as they crossed in from the Russia/Alaska bridge. There is also the issue in the US of “illegal immigrants” … I guess my point is we are really all immigrants and should get along better. It really does not matter from whence you came… the issue is … are we all building a better tomorrow by borrowing the best parts of various cultures and discarding those parts that hold us back as a people. I have learned, even in a short time so much from the First Nations and the Hispanic cultures. We “white” people could learn so much from them.. just as we learned from our German, Scottish, English, Italian, Irish and other cultures.

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    Stan Sapvold

    May 19, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    • Hi Lee. You are so right! In my other projects, as you know, I am working at using wild plants for food and dyeing. I took a course offered by our Maliseet St. Mary’s First Nation here in Fredericton. They had lots of knowledge to share but they were also appalled at how much they had lost. Looking at our own family, I am realising how many people working together (genealogy interests) can uncover information thought lost. The advances in digital in the ten year interval between when I did this family work before and now are astonishing. All the Census records transcribed for example. Take care. Jane

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      jane tims

      May 20, 2014 at 10:21 am

      • What great news about your ancestors coming on the brig Trafalgar 1817. We (the Shorts) are planning a 200th commemoration of that event on Brier Island. Would love to have you join us, but if you can’t, can you supply is with the records (diary?) of your ancestors. We have a diary along with lots of other good information, but always looking for more..

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        Al Short

        July 4, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      • Hi. When is your celebration?

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        jane tims

        July 4, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      • Hi again. If you go to my blog http://www.janetims.com and search on Briar Island, you will find a couple of posts about what I know of the wreck of the Trafalger. Let me know what you think! Jane

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        jane tims

        July 4, 2017 at 9:11 pm


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