Thanksgiving Reading II

Thanksgiving Week is here and I have already started on some of my Thanksgiving Reading.

Puritans, Pilgrims, Merchants, Shaping America, Founders of the Northeast Colonies, Kieran DohertyOne of the books that I have checked out from the library is Puritans, Pilgrims, and Merchants: Founders of the Northeastern Colonies by Kiernan Doherty.

I have ancestors that were Puritans, Pilgrims and Merchants, so this will be an interesting read.

Pilgrims, Puritans, Separatists, Thanksgiving, Plymouth ColonyOne thing you may notice is that both Puritans and Pilgrims are in the title. Many people do not know that the Puritans and Pilgrims were different, and often just think of the Pilgrims as being Puritans who started the Plymouth Colony. I plan on writing a post later this week that explains some of the differences.

The Pilgrim Migration - Robert Charles Anderson - Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633 - Genealogy - Thanksgiving - Great Migration StudyI also plan on writing a follow-up to my Pilgrim Ancestry post. I am not sure yet whether I will title it Pilgrim Ancestry II or Mayflower Ancestry. The Pilgrim ancestor that I wrote about before did not come on the Mayflower. He came two years later in 1623.

Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul, Church State and the Birth of Liberty, John M. Barry, Colonial, Rhode IslandAnother of my ancestors also spent time in Plymouth Colony. Roger Williams who came to America as a Puritan also lived for a time in Plymouth Colony. You can read more about him in my post: The American Soul

I have not written much about my Merchant ancestors, but one of my Dutch ancestors would fit in this category. You can read more about Abraham Pietersen Van Deursen in Newport Tower.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?




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1 Response to Thanksgiving Reading II

  1. Glenda M says:

    My birthday was on Thanksgiving this year.

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