Tags » First Settlers


In northeastern Essex County, MA, a number of early families settled, and have stayed, over the course of nearly four hundred years. I happen to be an ancestor of several of these families; chiefly the Peaslees and the Littles. 484 more words

Jacksonian American tradition: how much realism still guide American foreign policy?

To understand American foreign policy we need to look back to the foundation of American identity and its “Jacksonian tradition”. To do it I will analyze here an interesting article written by Walt Russell Mead, professor at Bard College and editor of The American Interest, written 15 years ago but still useful today. 1,269 more words


History of Priest River and the Keyser Legacy

There is no doubt the coming of the Northern Railroad to North Idaho shaped the community. Priest River was originally referred to as Valencia, but another Idaho town had claimed the name, and the town name Priest River was adopted. 927 more words

And She Outlived Them All...

Today’s Daily Prompt was surprising. (Really, it’s Thanksgiving, one would think…) Yeah, well it’s asking for Fear Factor, instead.  I’ve decided to do both.  I’m going to give Thanks to a Pilgrim Ancestress who not only knew fear in its most horrific forms, but chose to survive, courageously and find many things to be Thankful for… 768 more words

Cape Scott is full of history

Remote Cape Scott, two hours on a logging road from Port Hardy on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, is an inhospitable but beautiful place. People have tried to make homestead in the area that is now a Provincial Park, and failed. 599 more words

Finding Strength Through My Ancestors

As I continued to research my family history after the death of my first husband, I came upon a family letter an ancestor wrote in 1893 who had just lost her husband. 184 more words


Hon. Ebenezer M. Chamberlain

Hon. Ebenezer M. Chamberlain
• One of the earliest practicing lawyers in Elkhart County
• Judge of the District Court
• Rode the circuit on horseback… 67 more words