I am a 9th generation Vermonter. I like to say this, and it is true, but it isn't the whole story. I can trace this long line to Charles Andrew Jr., [Andrew-974], although I have other ancestors who came earlier to Vermont, stayed, but had longer generations. I can find eight generations in the ground, with Charles Andrew Jr. the first of that long line. I will be the ninth, but not too soon, I hope. How many generations you have in the ground is one way to measure how long your family has been here. This seems almost archaic, as people can move so freely now, independent of the old homestead. My truth is along with being a 9th G. Vermonter, I can say I am also everything else down from ninth; eighth, seventh, all the way to not a Vermonter at all. It is all how you define that long line.