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Documents Of Philly-area Quaker Merchant Hanged In 1778 Up For Auction

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In November 1778, wealthy Pennsylvania businessman John Roberts III and a fellow Quaker were convicted of treason against the American cause and hanged from a gallows in Philadelphia, despite calls for a pardon from prominent citizens, including three signers of the Declaration of Independence. 532 more words


Battle of Bunker Hill Reenacment

This weekend, May 30 and 31st, there will be a battle reenactment of the Battle of Bunker Hill to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the battle at the Harvey Farm in Epping, New Hampshire. 132 more words

Early American History

Don't Give Up. The Cannons Are Coming...

Whenever I’m feeling discouraged, I’m reminded of a true story from the American Revolutionary War. To me, this story is a testament of the power of persistence in the most difficult of circumstances. 497 more words


The Will of James Kenney Sr

The life of James Kenney has been fun to research. I imagine him being an adventurous and daring man. The story goes he was so filled with patriotic passion he joined the Revolutionary War as a young lad against his parent’s wishes. 958 more words

52 Ancestors Challenge


Would anyone go to a funeral expressing a greeting of happiness over the death of the person?

America has lost more than 2 million lives in wars. 355 more words

The Tale of two (maybe three, four?!) Sherwood Harrises in Granville County

I think one of the most common mistakes in doing genealogical work is mixing up the records for people who have the same name. In Granville County in the 1700s, there were at least four men with the name “Sherwood Harris”. 1,747 more words

Memorial Day Stories: "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." ~Jesus

Memorial Day is a day to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and liberty. God bless them and God bless America. 873 more words