Founders’ Series: John Hoskins, Paper Trail vs. DNA

2020-01-17T16:25:50-05:00January 17th, 2020|Tags: , |

When John Hoskins sailed to the New World, he was a middle-aged family man. The paper trail that establishes his English background is shaky, but has recently been fleshed out using advancements in DNA technology. Hoskins’s story is of interest not only to descendants, but also to anyone whose family research might benefit from similar genetic study.

Founders’ Series: Frances Clark Dewey Phelps

2021-03-31T12:21:53-04:00October 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Frances (unknown) (Clark) (Dewey) Phelps is one of the few women included on the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor’s founders list, which only includes heads of household. Women in Frances’s era rarely show up in official records, but their circumstances can be partially deduced from their husband’s and other contemporaneous records.

A Look Back: The 1910 Census

2019-02-13T11:46:50-05:00September 4th, 2018|Tags: |

The main purpose of collecting census data is to distribute congressional seats, electoral votes and appropriate funding. However, historians and genealogists have found census information to be of critical importance in researching a town’s or family’s history. Here's a look back to the 1910 census and some of the information we found about our town.

Poquonock Roots and Spiritual Wings: Missionary Traditions in the Marshall Family

2022-03-24T09:20:02-04:00November 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Carrie Phelps Marshall Kendrick (1883-1963) was regarded as one of Poquonock's history keepers. Born on lands that had been farmed by her family for eight generations, I wondered what drew Carrie to Georgia where she married her husband Alexis Dawson Kendrick (1873-1931) in 1904 and began family life.

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