Researching one's genealogy is a bit like a treasure hunt. As you learn more and more about your ancestors, surprises keep occuring. I am thankful to all the people who have taken the time to research the past. I aim to contribute as well. I am working on my Peck ancestry which goes back to Joseph and some of his immigrant sons who arrived in 1638. Other names include Vanderwerker, Van Patten, Shoup/Shoop/Schupp, McNeil, Cramer, Paine, McDougall, Lant, Reid, Campbell, Wagman, Foster, Cushman, Grandy, Bartlett, Haverly, Duesler, Snell, Wendell, Glen, Hawley, Harmon, etc. I get great satisfaction in discovering and entering these historical records, before they are lost for good. Most of my entries are in MA, RI, CT and upstate NY where I live. I am a retired HS biology and chem. teacher. I have completed 10 Earthwatch expeditions and travelled to over 60 countries. Climbing mountains is also appealing having been up Kilimanjaro, Whitney, Olympus, Rysy, Ben Nevis, Algonquin, Marcy and others. Genealogy is another fun and productive way to spend my time. One of my great joys is to visit villages where my ancestors lived before coming to America. In 2010 I visited Hingham and Beccles, England where the paternal Pecks lived in the 1500 and 1600's. We also visited Petten, Holland for the maternal Van Pattens and Meppel, Holland for the Van Alstynes and Vanderwerkers. In 2012 I visited Scotland for the McNeils and Reids and then the Mozel River Valley in the Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany for the Shoups/Schupps and Mais lines.
Wendell family Hi I realize that their are no gravestones for James Van vorst Wendell at AR only records they are buried with her Scottish family. RHL Wendell, Agnes Fonda and husband are in separate grave sites at Vale. RHL gravestone is almost unreadable. Hendrik Janse and Maria Lansing Wendell are assumed buried at Vale via DAR and Holland Dames. Frankly, they both could be at the Van Rensselaer cemetery which is in horrible condition. Jerry Van Rensselaer documented all the family members. A relative Daniel Vandenburg who resides in England was here for the seminar last Sept of New Netherland Institute. He found and walked the cemetery. Hendriks father was Jacob married Helena Van Rensselaer and they are buried in VR cemetery. What can I say.
RE: source for marriage Source for marriage Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 Name Rev Peleg Heath Marriage Date 26 Aug 1740 Marriage Place Barrington, Rhode Island, USA Spouse Name Bethiah Peck Page number 11 Household Members Name Age Bethiah Peck Rev Peleg Heath As for parents just other trees but I am still searching
Wondering Hello my name is Judy Lynn Young and I was trying to put this on Bethiah Peck but can not get it edited so I will send it to u this is her husband Peleg Heath Jan., 1624 Essex, England Death: Nov. 18, 1671 Roxbury Suffolk County Massachusetts, Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Jul 13, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 54890473 Name Rev Peleg Heath Marriage Date 26 Aug 1740 Marriage Place Barrington, Rhode Island, USA Spouse Name Bethiah Peck Page number 11 Household Members Name Age Bethiah Peck Rev Peleg Heath