Records of John Beales, Chester County, PA

These records go from 1684 to 1726.

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Gateway Ancestors of the Middle Colonies

These “gateway ancestors” are located in New Jersey (East and West), Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. A gateway ancestor descends from royal lines several generations back and immigrated to the American colonies.

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John Ewing and Anna Marie Heichold

This post goes from 1762 to 1835 and ranges from Pennsylvania to Ohio.

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James Ewing and Mary Shelleberger

This post goes from 1720 to 1776, in Pennsylvania.

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James H. Daniel and Jane Caroline Russell

This post goes from 1818 to 1896 and ranges from Georgia to Texas.

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Ella Washington (Rae) Wilbourn

This post goes from 1889 to 1982. She was our grandmother. Photos included.

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The Gateway Ancestors of the Northeast

These gateway ancestors are located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island. A “gateway ancestor” descends from royal lines several generations back and immigrated to the American colonies.

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Gateway Ancestors of Virginia

They descend from royal lines several generations back and migrated to the American colonies, in this case Virginia. Added 8/20/16: gateways from NC, SC, and GA. Update: 8/26/16: Maj. Thomas Owsley.

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The Second Amendment from the 18th-Century Yeoman’s Perspective

The basic principle remains the same, then and now.

This post updates the one at American Thinker.

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Floyd (Frank) Rucker Ryland

This post goes from 1884 to 1962 for his life, but a lot longer for his descendants.

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