Women Heroes of America’s War for Independence

Women Heroes of America’s War for Independence | Women Patriots in the American Revolution. Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Compassion – By Jack Darrell Crowder

Historians and genealogists have mostly overlooked the role of women in the American Revolution, even though women’s roles in working their farms, raising their children, and generally supporting the morale of the Patriot side were of great importance. The suffering of the men at Valley Forge, on the British prison ships, and during long marches[…]Read more

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Pocahontas and Her Descendants

What do We Know About Pocahontas and Her Descendants?

“She was of a ‘Coulour browne, or rather tawnye,’ and her age was somewhere between twelve and fourteen. She probably was roundfaced, with the fore part of her ‘grosse’ and ‘thick’ black hair ‘shaven close,’ and the very long ‘thicker part’ being ‘tied in a pleate hanging down’ to her hips. Her hands almost certainly[…]Read more

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African American Patriots of Revolutionary War

More African American Patriots of the Revolutionary War

As we reported in December, Paul Heinegg’s new book, List of Free African Americans in the American Revolution: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware (Followed by French and Indian Wars and Colonial Militias), presents the service or pension records of nearly 1,000 free African Americans who served in the War for Independence from[…]Read more

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The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants

Are Your Related to “Good King Wenceslaus”?

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/9780806361000-223×300.jpg’ attachment=’5619′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/Wo9Ao’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’ av-mini-hide=’aviaTBav-mini-hide’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-4h2qc1′] View Book Details [/av_image] Millions of us sing the praises of “Good King Wenceslaus” every Christmas, but how many of us know anything about Wenceslaus the man and the saint. The following account, adapted from pp.[…]Read more

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Former teacher and school administrator Jack Darrell Crowder has devoted much of his adult life to studying the American Revolution. He has also made it his business to convert his learning into informative, illustrated books written for the ordinary reader, not academicians. Genealogical.com has published six of Mr. Crowder’s books, each of which is described briefly[…]Read more

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Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson

Notable Ancestors & Descendants of 17th-Century Colonists Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson & Katherine (Marbury) Scott

Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson, the 17th-century Puritan heretic and co-founder of Rhode Island, died in an Indian attack with several of her children only nine years after she arrived in America. Her surviving four children and the children of her sister Katherine (Marbury) Scott produced many descendants with royal or noble ancestors. For example, their American[…]Read more

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African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927

Excerpts from Baltimore Sun Shed Light on African American Life in Baltimore and Around America Between 1870 and 1927

Margaret D. Pagan’s new book, African American News in the Baltimore Sun, 1870-1927, rescues and makes available information about what was, as late as 1870, the largest urban black population in the U.S. Beginning with coverage at perhaps the high point of the Reconstruction era in the U.S., the Sun published stories about politics, education,[…]Read more

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Book Documents White Slave Children in Colonial MD and VA

Book Documents White Slave Children in Colonial MD and VA

The following article is excerpted from the book, Without Indentures: Index to White Slave Children in Colonial Court Records, by Richard Hayes Phillips. Drawing on records found in county courthouses, Dr. Phillips has compiled incontrovertible evidence of 5,000 children who were kidnapped from Ireland, Scotland, England, and New England and sold into slavery in Maryland[…]Read more

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Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events that Happened during the Revolutionary War

Women Who Served in the American Revolution

According to Jack Darrell Crowder, author of Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events that Happened during the Revolutionary War, many females served in that conflict. Some of them were camp followers accompanying their husbands or other family members; however, others were hoping to support themselves or were simply out for adventure. In a few recorded instances,[…]Read more

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British Migration to the West Indies Before 1800

British Migration to the West Indies Before 1800 By Dr. David Dobson The waning of Spanish power in the early seventeenth century enabled England to establish its Empire in the West Indies.  This began with Barbados then spread northwards in the Lesser Antilles and to Jamaica by 1655. English interest in the Caribbean during the[…]Read more

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