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David Bagg’s Life on the Massachusetts Frontier
Pittsfield, MA David Bagg was a pioneering settler in the remote Berkshire hills
of western Massachusetts, he married three times and brought up eight children.
At age 60, he fought beside his adult sons in the American Revolution. He was
my five-times grea...
David Bagg’s Life on the Massachusetts Frontier
David Bagg’s Life on the Massachusetts Frontier
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Daniel Bagg's Will
When I revised my will last year, although it expressed my
wishes, its legal language felt impersonal. Reading Daniel Bagg’s will, written
in 1737, was a very different experience: it gave a real glimpse of his
character, revealing his love for his wife, hi...
Daniel Bagg's Will
Daniel Bagg's Will
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William the Conqueror and Me
William the Conqueror must have thousands of descendants,
but it seems quite a coincidence that I had thoroughly researched his life
before I was aware there was a direct connection between us. I learned about that connection from Gary Boyd Roberts,
Senior ...
William the Conqueror and Me
William the Conqueror and Me
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Considering Consider Moseley
Consider Moseley (1675-1755), of Westfield, Massachusetts
had an unusual name. In Puritan New England, where he was born, people normally
named their children after close relatives 1 or gave them Biblical
names, but the origin of Consider’s name is a myster...
Considering Consider Moseley
Considering Consider Moseley
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Isaac Phelps and his Blended Families
The grave of Capt. Isaac Phelps, 1638-1725, in Westfield's Old Burying Ground My seven-times great grandfather Isaac Phelps (1638-1725) was
like the Energizer bunny: he never seemed to stop. For much of his life, he
worked hard as a farmer and he held many ...
Isaac Phelps and his Blended Families
Isaac Phelps and his Blended Families
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George Phelps of Windsor and Westfield
For many of the colonists who fled England to become
pioneers in New England in the 1630s, rebuilding their lives once was enough. But
not for George Phelps. He helped to found the town of Windsor, Connecticut and
raised his family there. Thirty years later...
George Phelps of Windsor and Westfield
George Phelps of Windsor and Westfield
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A Visit to the Old Burying Ground of Westfield, Massachusetts
I have always been fascinated by the carved images found on
early American gravestones. Imagine how thrilling it was to discover that this
kind of tombstone marked the final resting place of one of my colonial New
England ancestors in Westfield, Massachuset...
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The Obscure Origins of John Bagg
About 40 years ago, my mother tried to find out who was the
first member of the Bagg family to come to North America. (Her mother’s maiden
name was Bagg.) The answer surprised everyone and revealed a further mystery
that remains unsolved. Mother turned to D...
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Henry Burt: From Devon Clothier to Colonial Farmer
This is the second in
a series of posts about four generations of my ancestors in colonial Massachusetts
and Connecticut. It includes the Bagg, Burt, Phelps, Moseley, Stanley and other
related families between 1635 and 1795. When Springfield, Massachusetts ...
Henry Burt: From Devon Clothier to Colonial Farmer
Henry Burt: From Devon Clothier to Colonial Farmer
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John Bagg of Springfield, Massachusetts
This is the first in a
series of posts about four generations of my ancestors in colonial
Massachusetts and Connecticut. It will include the Bagg, Burt, Phelps, Moseley,
Stanley and other related families between 1635 and 1795. Seventeenth-century New Engla...
John Bagg of Springfield, Massachusetts
John Bagg of Springfield, Massachusetts
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