Tag Archives: Massachusetts

The Courage of Sarah Noble

When my children were little I read this story to them, The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dalgliesh, I had no idea at the time that I and my children were related to Sarah and her father, John Noble. … Continue reading

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Biographical Sketch of John Prouty Pepper (1833-1904)

I’ve added a new page today. It is the beginning of the updated version of the biographical sketch of our great-great grandfather. Please take a look. A Biographical Sketch of John Prouty Hamilton/Pepper (1833-1904) of Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts by … Continue reading

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Our Shoemaking Ancestors in Massachusetts

(Hamilton/Pepper) One of the titles of a chapter in my Biographical Sketch of John Prouty Pepper is “Shoemaker.” Shoe-making became a huge activity in parts of Massachusetts beginning in the 18th century. In the 1850 US Census my 3rd Great-Grandfather … Continue reading

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Isn’t Amy a Modern Name?…NOT

Which of you, after doing family history research for years, has come across a name that seems odd or somehow doesn’t seem to fit in with the family or time period? I have a few of those. I have a … Continue reading

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Our Scottish POWs are now on Facebook!

(Pepper) Today I have launched a “sister-site” to the Scottish War Prisoners Yahoo Group on Facebook. Please go take a look and LIKE us and JOIN us! My direct paternal ancestor, John Hamilton (Pepper line), was a Scottish prisoner of … Continue reading

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Bunker Hill, Nathaniel Philbrick, and Nantucket Ancestors

I have recently started following this blog, Boston 1775, (Thanks to Dan H. for sharing about this site!), and if you love Colonial history, especially the American Revolution, then I think you will like it too! The owner/author of the … Continue reading

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John and Sarah (Carey) Jenney

(Hamilton/Pepper) My 10th great-grandparents were Separatists and were some of the first Pilgrims to immigrate to the New World. I will be sharing more about them in the future, but until I get to that I want to share a … Continue reading

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Pepper DNA Project

Pepper DNA Needed! Pepper DNA Project Judy and I are still looking for a male Pepper descendant from one of the following, Thomas Pepper in Massachusetts (1779-1854); Porter Pepper in Massachusetts (1811-1864); John Prouty Pepper in Massachusetts and Kansas (1833-1904); … Continue reading

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How DNA Changed My Ancestry! Part 1

PEPPER, that is my maiden name, the name given to me at birth, inherited by my father, and his father and his father, etc. So, for over 34 years, off and on, I have been researching my PEPPER family history! … Continue reading

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