Friday, April 24, 2015

My 10th Great Grandfather......

  Okay, a bit of history, albeit part of my personal history, but then, this blog is all about me, isn't it? :-)
Statue of  my 10th Great Grandfather in Salem, MA
  I am proud to say my Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather is somewhat famous.  Put another way; Roger Conant is my 10th Great-Grandfather or still another way; my Great-Grandfather's (on my Father's side) Mother's 5th Great-Grandfather (on her Father's side).
  Roger Conant was born in 1592 in England.  He came to America and founded Salem, Massachusetts (then called Naumkeag) in 1626 where he was also the first governor of the town.  No, he had nothing to do with the Salem Witch Trials which took place in 1692 because Roger Conant died in 1679.
  You can read more about him here.

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