I would like to join the Rhode Island Project. I have numerous early colonial direct ancestors who settled there:
* Rhode Island Kenyons, John Kenyon immigrated to RI from England in the 1600's. He is my 7thGG
* William Anthony, b 1675 is my 7th GG (Susan B. Anthony, my 4C4R)
* John Coggeshall, 1649 (8thGG)
* William Dyer, 1609 (9thGG)
* John Lewis, 1636 (8thGG)
* James Babcock, 1612 (9thGG)
* James Rogers, 1589 (9th GG)
numerous others ...
I've been working on the Kenyons since 2008 - 7 years to break through a brick wall. Now at FTDNA where I am a group administrator. We've been working to make the connection across the pond. We've located matching distant Kenyon ancestors there - but we want to find the parents of John and James Kenyon. The book "American Kenyons" incorrectly identified the wrong Kenyon males -we are trying to discover the correct ones. We are making slow but steady progress toward that end.
The connection to the Anthony's came in part from the family lore that we were related to Susan B. Anthony. She was supposed to be a great aunt. No one knew if this was true. The key was behind my 2nd great-grandmother, Melissa Phelps. Her mother was Eliza Anthony! The rest is history so they say.
Lots of interesting things to discover among the Rhode Island ancestors.
I haven't been to Rhode Island, myself. Perhaps one day I will make the trip there. The cemeteries look amazing!
Would love to become a member.