Global Family Reunion connection to early colonist Thomas Gardner

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I continue to find wide-ranging connections to the Global Family Reunion.  This time the connections go back to Thomas Gardner (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gardner-159) of Salem, who was born in 1591.  Again, I'm going to start with Jean (Fraser) Spader (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fraser-1587), a profile that is connected to the Global Family Reunion by marriage (6 steps away from AJ).  From her, there are actually two paths that go to the same place since her great grandparents were 1st cousins:

Jean (Fraser) Spader > her mother Elizabeth H (Bowditch) Fraser > her father Frederick C Bowditch > his father William Bowditch > his father Nathaniel Bowditch > his mother Mary Ingersoll > her mother Bethiah Gardner > her father John Gardner > his father Samuel Gardner > his father George Gardner > his father Thomas Gardner.

or this: Jean (Fraser) Spader > her mother Elizabeth H (Bowditch) Fraser > her father Frederick C Bowditch > his father William Bowditch > his mother Mary "Polly" Ingersoll > her father Jonathan Ingersoll > his mother Bethiah Gardner > her father John Gardner > his father Samuel Gardner > his father George Gardner > his father Thomas Gardner.

Naturally I wouldn't have gone down this track without a connection to me, so here's where I come in (take either path, but I'll use the second): 

Jean (Fraser) Spader > her mother Elizabeth H (Bowditch) Fraser > her father Frederick C Bowditch > his father William Bowditch > his mother Mary "Polly" Ingersoll > her father Jonathan Ingersoll > his mother Bethiah Gardner > her father John Gardner > his father Samuel Gardner > his father George Gardner > his sister Sarah Gardner > her son Freeborn Balch > his daughter Elizabeth Balch > her son Skipper Elliott > his daughter Elizabeth Elliott > her son Benjamin Smith > his daughter Susan Smith > her son Nathan Dane > then through the three Francis Smith Danes and down to me. 

I have either entered or connected all the profiles so that these lines connect on WikiTree.  As a side note, this led to some great discoveries along my own Smith/Elliott/Balch line, so it was a very cool genealogy exercise.

WikiTree profile: Thomas Gardner
asked in Policy and Style by Kyle Dane G2G6 Mach 9 (96k points)
Awesome, Kyle! You are making fantastic connections around WikiTree for the GFR!
I am new to all of this family history, my family is also related to  the Pilgrim Thomas Gardner, is this the same Thomas Gardner that you are listing?

My Thomas Gardner was b. 1592 in Dorchester, Dorset, England and d. 29 Dec 1674, his wife was Margaret Friar and his son Richard Gardner b. 13 Jun 1628 d. 23 Mar 1688 married to Sarah Shattuck.

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That's great work!
answered by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

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