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:
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On 2 Aug 2019 at 17:11 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:
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!
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Thank you very much!
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On 13 Jun 2019 at 19:51 GMT Anne X wrote:
On 11 Jun 2019 at 02:41 GMT Anne X wrote:
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:
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!