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  •  Hello cousin. (9+ / 0-)


    That's my Mom's book about Rebecca, my ancestor.  Mom is trying to pin down Thomas Evans, her first husband.  I don't know how I made the connection but it's possible that Rebecca felt particularly comfortable about marrying Evans, who was half-Indian, because he was kin to the Evans family that lived in Deerfield.

    So, does your branch of the Kelloggs include the one that was carried off from the village of Hubbardton during the Saratoga campaign of 1777?

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    by algebrateacher on Thu Dec 23, 2010 at 11:06:33 AM PST

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    •  Hey, impressive! (6+ / 0-)

      My branch is from Martin, Jr.

      Martin, born October 26, 1686, was one of two children born to Martin Kellogg and his first wife, Anna Hinsdale. He was forced into captivity in 1704, along with a brother and two sisters. Martin escaped with three other Deerfield men, returning home on June 8, 1705. In August, 1708, he was captured again while on a scouting mission near Cowass. He remained among the French and Indians for several years, learning the languages of both. Upon their return, the colony employed both Martin and his brother Joseph as messengers, interpreters, and spies. Martin married Dorothy Chester of Wethersfield, Connecticut. They had a family of nine children. Martin died at Newington, Connecticut on November 13, 1753.

      No, my family were not involved in the Saratoga far as I know.

      I am having a bit of trouble figuring out my line as I do not have the records in front of me.

      About Evans, because he had one British parent, perhaps he was Anglicized and therefore acceptable. Also since the family were deeply involved in Indian matters, perhaps it wasn't as negative as might otherwise be thought.

      "A man abstemious, rigidly upright, inflexibly honest, ferociously chaste. A man with every virtue, except humility and human kindness." -Cadfael mysteries.

      by Jane Lew on Thu Dec 23, 2010 at 11:58:21 AM PST

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