An American Heritage

A Genealogy

The United States of America has been known as a “melting pot” of people from around the world.  Many view this concept in light of the vast immigration during the late 1800s and early 1900s, but America was a mix of cultures, language, and nationalities from the very beginning of Western immigration and settlement.  This early mix is evidenced by one family’s roots in the “New World”.

They came in the 1600s from Scotland and England, France and Germany, Ireland and Holland.  They were Catholics and Presbyterians, Anglicans and Lutherans.  They came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, they came to the Colonies of Maryland, Connecticut, Virginia, and the Carolinas.  They came as free adventurers, indentured servants, and even prisoners of Cromwell’s English Army.

Despite vast differences, they worked together and formed a new country.  They fell in love, married, and their descendants became today’s Americans.

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