Thanksgiving Week is here and I have already started on some of my Thanksgiving Reading.
I have ancestors that were Puritans, Pilgrims and Merchants, so this will be an interesting read.
One 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.
I 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.
Another 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?