Dan the Chickenman

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9th gen Vermonter, born in a VT town bordering Canada and residing in the NEK of VT since 1976. Dad's from northern VT, mom's from northern ME. Married to an 8th gen-Vermonter. 86% English DNA.... 20 Rev War soldiers in my tree as direct ancestors, one old woman hung at Salem as 9th g-grandmother, Charlemagne as a 27th g-grandfather... but my most recent ancestors include many generations of New England pioneers, farmers and explorers. Many had contact with Indians, British and French soldiers. One direct ancestor - Hannah (Dustin) Emerson - was kidnapped by Indians who then killed her baby, but 10 days later she and two other hostages killed and scalped the Indian group that was taking them to Canada, returning to MA with the scalps for bounty. Another ancestor was a Roger's Ranger as a teen, and went on to design and build warships for the American Revolution - Col. James Hackett. Another was Rev. Roger Williams, founder of RI. Another was the last heretic burned at the stake in England - Edward Wightman. Another was the first paid public school teacher in America - Rev. Ralph Wheelock. Another was Sir Isaac Newton's grandfather, Robert Isaac Newton. Another was "The Governor" Thomas Mayhew, owner of Martha's Vinyard, Nantucket and the Elizabeth Islands in the 1640s...

More local to my area of VT: a direct ancestor began All Wright Spring in St. Johnsbury, VT (now All Right Spring) - Benjamin Wright. Another fired the only shot in the Royalton Raid, and owned the water-powered sawmill now on display at the Shelburne Museum - Jeremiah Trescott. His father (Jeremiah Sr.) owned the land that now feeds Hanover, NH with water (Trescott Water Supply Lands).

Our family travels many back roads processing poultry - we've had the chance to be in A LOT of cemeteries looking for our ancestors (and finding them). I add obits that have been in a PUBLIC forum, and facts from PUBLIC records. I try to keep info accurate, but please let me know with EDIT suggestions if you find an error or want to make things more accurate. If birth/death certs have alternate data, I assume gravestone has errors - you'll never find your grandpa "John" if his gravestone says "Jonn". If you message me but have replies "disabled", I may not hear you. I will definitely not hear you if you're rude and offensive - I don't care if you're the President's mother! Harass me and you'll get nowhere fast... I'm open to transferring if you're a close relative, but if your intentions are to change the facts, ignore vital statistics and alter history... then you don't belong here. Feel free to use my photos, etc...


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