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My Heritage

Many of you wonder what I am, well I will tell you.
As far as my Ethnic Heritage, I am Irish, Scottish, English, Welsh, French, and Dutch. This is how it is broken down;
My maternal Grandfather is Irish and French.
My maternal Grandmother is Irish, Scottish, English, Welsh and Dutch.
My Paternal Grandfather is Scottish and English
My Paternal Grandmother is Welsh

I am now going to list all of my Direct Ancestors (That I know of) who first came to America.

Maternal Grandfather:
My Great Great Great Great Grandfather William Ferguson came from Belfast Ireland on the British Ship, "Prince of Brazil", on July 19 1816.

My Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Jaques De la Mare came from Anjou, France and settled in Maryland in the 1700's.

Maternal Grandmother:
My Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Charles Hyde came from England in the 1700's. My Great Great Grandfather Alonzo Jamieson Came from Canada and settled in Detroit Michigan, my Great Grandfather was the first Jamieson born in America.
Alonzo had actually been born in Scotland, but was of Scottish and Irish Stock, the same for his wife, my Great Great Grandmother.

My Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Henry Cook came from England, and Founded the town of Salem, Mass.(Through this English Line I can trace my Heritage back to William the Conquerer. Also My Grandmothers Welsh Ancestry also can be found with Llewellyn Ap Gwynn who moved to London and married an English Woman, thus helping to start some of the Cook Line.

My Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Robert Stiles came from England in the early part of the 1700's and married Elizabeth Morse, who I am descended from, Elizabeth was his second wife, and was the first woman tried for Witchcraft in America.
Robert's Son, My direct Ancestor, John Stiles testified on Elizabeths behalf in court, she was eventually found guilty(of course) and sentenced to be hung.
Before her hanging the Governor threw the sentence out, stating that it had not been a fair trial.
The great Protestant Bastard, Cotton Mathers wrote about Elizabeth in a number of his works on witchcraft.

My Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Pieter Walisch came from Winkle, Holland and Settled in what was then called New Amsterdam, which is now New York in the early 1600's, his son Pieter(My Direct Ancestor) Eventually changed the family name from Walisch to Van Winkle, and these are the Origins of All Van Winkles in America. The Descendants of Pieter Walisch helped found numerous Dutch Reformed Churches all throughout New England, In Bergen Co. New Jersey, in Sleepy Hollow, and other places of note. (Since I love Pot, being part Dutch is a point of much pride for me, considering the Dutch seem to be the only ones aside from the Vancouver crowd whose Marijuana Laws seem to make some sense.

Ok, Well, Those are my Ancestors who came from other countries to this great, but vastly restrictive. US of A. I do have the complete Ancestral List to prove my Direct Descendancy, If anyone sees a common Ancestor, please write me.

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