In 1602/03, my maternal 8th great-grandfather John Holman, was born in Swyre, Dorsetshire, England. He emigrated to America about 1635 and died in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts between 10 June 1652 (the date of his will) and 18 March 1652/53 (the date his will was proved). [Source: Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1630, Volumes I-III (N.p.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society 2010), II: 974.]
In 1748, my maternal 5th great-grandparents Caleb Leonard and Jemima Minthorn were married in Morristown, Middlesex County, New Jersey. [Source: Ancestry, "History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N.J.," database and images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Jan 2011); entry for marriage of Caleb Leonard and Jemima Minthorn.] Caleb and Jemima had nine children: Caleb, Jr., Isaac, Silas, Rhoda (my 4th great-grandmother), Abner, William, Jemima, Sarah, and Hannah.
In 1816, my paternal 2nd great-grandmother Sarah A. (Parker) Forshee was born, probably in Tennessee. She died in Washington County, Missouri, on 26 March 1896. [Source: findagrave.com, digital images (www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 Mar 2010), entry for Sarah Belle Parker Forshee, Find A Grave Memorial# 5269008.]
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