John Nation’s Journey to America

John Nation’s Journey to America

"Indentured Servants in Colonial America" // FamilyTree According to family legend, the first Nation ancestor to settle in America--John Nation of Rowan County, North Carolina, my 8th great-grandfather--was kidnapped as a young boy in England and brought to New Jersey as an indentured servant. It is much more likely, though, that John Nation entered into [...]

The Next-to-Last Cook Sister

The Next-to-Last Cook Sister

Leonard & Florence (Cook) Monette, 1910 Some 52 Ancestors prompts have immediately reminded me of a family story: "Frightening" sparked the memory of my grandmother telling us kids her favorite ghost story, and the obvious choice for "Independence" was my Revolutionary War ancestor's journey to clear his name a year before his passing. Some prompts [...]