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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rebels Against Taxes Started A Movement in 1776: A Revolutionary War general's opposition to the Stamp Act

Brigidier General (and General George Washington confidant),  William Winds, was a British Crown convert who became an American patriot during the Revolutionary War. He was no wilting flower or silent bystander, but an American colonist with courage who took action for a worthy cause known as the American Revolution that would help form America's colonies and define its enduring beliefs and principles upon which we draw from today in our Constitution.

He was appointed Justice of the Peace by King William, III, after serving as a British Captain in the French and Indian War. But, it was not long before General Winds rebelled against the King of England 's taxing crown government, and became an American colonist patriot, refusing to enforce the Stamp Act for which he was appointed.
He became a confidant of Gen. George Washington, and was deeply involved with the Continental Congress delegates with the New Jersey Assembly, appointed Chairman of the Freeholders to select America's first Congress-- the Continental Congress.  He was involved with the Treaty of Paris. He fought beside General George Washington at the Battle of Monmouth. He was an American patriot.

Other info on Brigadier General William Winds:
The will of William Winds:  http://njdigitalhistory.org/NJDHA/items/show/350   noting his daughter Abigail.

General William Winds of the Revolutionary War and his family links:

His daughter was Abigail Winds Condict, who married Nathaniel Condict ( of Peter, of Peter Condict of John Condict the Norman ancestor, aka Condit by the Condit Family Association genealogy books/lines, but spelled Condict with the second "c"). The family surname is also documented in the Jemima Condict Revolutiionary War-era diary housed by the New Jersey Historical Society.



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Johnsons of Connecticut and Morris, New Jersey

Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey: Vol 1, 1899:

The Johnsons of Connecticut and New Jersey dating back to the 1600's:
Walter to John, to John, to Jacob, to Mahlon Johnson and more; other surnames in the book of the early founders dating to the 1800s:
Farrow, Samuel Baldwin, Frederick Sayre, Geo. Lanterman, Will.S.Cary, Henry W. Kice, Frances Oliver (IRE), Chas. Gee (Eng), Steven F. Briant, Enos Gobble Budd,Everertt Garabrant, Dayton Baldwin, Kinney, Hedges, Aaron Fairchild, Geo. Pierson, Wm. Burd, Elbert Baldwin, John Shippee, John C. Schrader, John M. Baldwin, John Chamberlain, James Darlymple,

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Culpeppers of England, (1200 a.d.) and Other Colonial Surnames

The Culpeppers (dating back to 1200 a.d.), connected to other colonial American surnames:  Lindsley, Condict (Condit,Cunditt), Wigsell,Wilford, Dingley, Steede, Roberts, Mayo... to name a few.


Sources: Hoadly, Charles ., M. A., Ed. Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven from 1638 to 1649, Case, Tiffany and Company, Hartford, 1857. ; Simonds, J. Rupert. A History of the First Church and Society of Branford, Connecticut 1644-1919. The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co. New Haven. 1919; Wickes, Stephen, History of the Oranges, in Essex County, N.J.: 1666-1806, Ward & Tichenor, Newark, 1892; Atwater, Edward E. History of The Colony of New Haven To Its Absorption into Connecticut. The Journal Publishing Company. Meridan. 1902.)9

Francis Lindsley

Here is info at:  https://www.geni.com/people/Sir-John-Colpeper-of-Atwood/6000000002649548745

The Immigrants Following the Maylfowers: England's Fortune Ship Passengers of 1621:

1621 Immigrants to America: 

Those on board the 1621 English ship Fortune included: Adams, Bissite, Beal, De La Noye, Pitt, Steward, Winslow, Wright,Hilton, Palmer, Morgau,Flavel, Ford, Hicks,Dean,Conor, Brewster, Brigg, Canon, Deau, Cushman, Foord (Ford),Simonsou, Prince, etc..

Of those immigrant lines above, others lineages ( including of those immigrants who arrived later) started and grew in the thirteen colonies of America, including the following surname lines:

Riggs Family of England (1590) to Boston, MA 1633: surnames include: Condict, Rose, Herrick, Wheeler,Conger, Hudson, Cook, Blatchley,Potter, Eckhart, Dover, Stanborrough, McCabe, Brown, Durham, King, Wheeler, Warner, Lamson,


The Ford/Foord, Condict, Odell, Baldwin, Kitchell Families:  And other surnames: Arnold, Tuthill, Tucker,Dunham, Stiles,Tuttle, Hoagland, Hoff, Kent, Hancock, DeCamp,Raynor, Jennings, Phillips,Kenny, Johnes,Thomas, Dingey,