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Ellen Gustafson

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Ellen J. Gustafson
Born 1950s.
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I was born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in a nearly suburb in New Jersey. My family on both sides has New York roots, and I am a short bus ride into away from The Big Apple. My major fields of study in college were literature, writing and history. My father’s parents were both Swedish and emigrated to New York. His father’s ancestry includes northern Sweden and Finland. The Swedish surname system is a learning experience.

My mother’s father, Leo Butler, was born in Dundee Scotland, of Irish parents. His father was a sailor born in Newfoundland, Canada, who came to New York. Leo grew up on the lower east side of Manhattan and joined the navy at fifteen, having inherited a love of the sea. He served in both World Wars. My maternal grandmother’s mother was Manx. Her father was a Hunt from the Westchester, NY branch. His family on both sides arrived in the early 1600s, with several PGM immigrants from England and the low counties, landing in Massachusetts. They made their way down to New York and New Jersey.

Growing up I was told about those who fought in the Revolution and every war since, which is true. I also heard one or two stories that I have disproven. But there’s usually a grain of truth in what the family passes on.


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On 15 Sep 2019 at 01:39 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Ellen, every one of your more than 1000 contributions for the month of August 2009 adds to the improvement of our Shared Tree. Thanks so much for all of your efforts.

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On 2 Aug 2019 at 17:11 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hi Ellen!

In July 2019, you made 1000+ (actually, over 1400!) contributions to our Shared Tree! I commend for your time and effort. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard

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On 30 Jul 2019 at 00:27 GMT Greg Bishop wrote:

Is this the MacKenzie book you're looking for?

On 10 Jul 2019 at 21:38 GMT Anne X wrote:

Isaac Arnold did have a daughter Mary who married first Carteret Gillam 2nd Joshua Horton. I don't know who her mother was. I can’t find any factual evidence to suggest Isaac Arnold’s first wife was a Mary Youngs.

On 10 Jul 2019 at 15:28 GMT Barbara (Clay) B wrote:

Oh yes! I want to stay on the Hunt page: Hunt-165. Nearly all of that research is mine, they are one of my direct lines for many generations.

Thank you very much!

On 9 Jul 2019 at 04:24 GMT Anne X wrote:

Hi Ellen, I did most of this Southold Town Records research years ago and didn’t copy the page and volume but I did copy the dates for timelines so that people when they’re looking through Southold town records can look for the dates. The index is not complete so sometimes the person’s name isn’t even in the index . My volumes are dog earred because I’ve been through them so much and the pages are starting to fall out. Horwever if it is mine and it sounds like Southold Town Records or it says “STR” then that is what it is. The photo sources are self explanatory.

On 1 Jul 2019 at 19:02 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hello, Ellen!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

On 13 Jun 2019 at 19:51 GMT Anne X wrote:

I haven’t found a birthplace for Isaac Arnold the attorney. He was a cousin of a Nathaniel Sylvester (one was born in Rotterdam). Constant Sylvester spent most of his time in Barbados. I’ll be picking away at the Arnolds, starting in Southold.

On 11 Jun 2019 at 02:41 GMT Anne X wrote:

Hi Ellen,

There are Arnold records in the Hartford district, Rhode Island, and Virginia. i’m not sure where Isaac b. ~1700 was born. I read somewhere that several wealthy families moved to Newport, RI ca 1710. John Budd had an interest in the Tip Toe Bay plantation on the James River. Tobacco and pork. It didn’t surprise me to find The Arnold Name there in early 1700s. I wrote the reference maps Librarian in Virginia. They have no record of the tiptoe bay plantation

On 14 May 2019 at 13:46 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

Hi Ellen,

Thanks for your comment on my profile regarding Jessup. Since Todd has been working with you on the Jessup profiles, I will move on to other PGM work. Enjoy!

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