Friday, October 23, 2009
States where we had ancestors prior to the revolutionary war
On Grandpa Marchant's line through his mother, Harriet Matilda Casper, we have the family names shown in the chart which shows where we had ancestors in the United States before the Revolutionary War and the earliest date we have record of them there. Always be suspicious of the dates. It is virtually impossible to verify very much that far back. There are a few parrish records and some wills giving names and dates but the bulk of it is family records which can be notoriously inaccurate. Through Grandma Marchant's line, we also have the Hoaglands in New York as early as 1681. The earliest record I have of a birth place of a Hoagland wife was Van Gelder in 1734 in New York and Bunn in 1755 also in New York.