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HBNY November 3rd, 2019 5:00pm

Did you have any ancestors in the United States prior to 1800?

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mark4
11/04/19 5:11 am

1726, and other ancestors there to meet him.

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/04/19 4:58 am

Yes...my (adopted) mom is Native American

catpillow Florida West Coast
11/03/19 8:03 pm

I know I had at least one relative who fought in the Revolutionary War, so yes.

bigray Where Truth Rules
11/03/19 6:03 pm

No response from Zimwit, maybe an illegal alien.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/04/19 9:06 am

He sure does live rent-free in your brain, eh? I’m sure your lover is just busy and didn’t see this poll, calm down.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
11/03/19 5:56 pm

One of my ancestors came over shortly before the War of Independence

CrzyChica
11/03/19 4:20 pm

Yep. Ancestors here very early. 1600 something or other. I have the genealogy paperwork somewhere. Don’t remember the exact date.

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pooped
11/03/19 4:18 pm

My grandmother on my dad’s side is a certified Daughter of the Revolution and a descendant of someone on the Mayflower.

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susanr Colorado
11/03/19 3:42 pm

I don’t remember how many or even who they were, but I know that one of my ancestors on my dad’s side of the family fought in the Revolutionary War. I only know that because his family researched it, and he became a member of Sons of the American Revolution.

Somewhere I have the documentation he pulled together and submitted to the SAR, which tells who that person was, how they came to the (pre)US, etc. I think it mentions some other relatives too. (I’d like to find it.)

I don’t know about any other branches of my dad’s family, or my mother’s family, but I know they were all living here before 1900. That’s as far back as I know for sure.

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lj74
11/03/19 3:09 pm

1620

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rondo1 Colorado
11/03/19 3:03 pm

Almost my entire family tree

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Ferganam Behind You
11/03/19 2:10 pm

A great X grandfather was one of the first citizens in PA to sign a loyalty oath to the US after the Revolution.

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Ferganam Behind You
11/03/19 2:11 pm

My maternal relatives emigrated from Holland in the late 1800s

qmastrangelo back again one day
11/03/19 1:42 pm

Nah, mine were all back in Europe at the time

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paranoidandroid beantown scientist lady
11/03/19 1:39 pm

Yes. I have at least one relative on my dads side who fought in the revolutionary war. My mom came here permanently in 1970.

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phalnx Ohio
11/03/19 1:33 pm

No, mine were probably still killing Turks in Hungary.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
11/03/19 1:15 pm

Why yes, yes I do. I have ancestors who came over on the Mayflower, others who settled in Maryland and North Carolina and fought against the British.

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orgblu10 Shamerica
11/03/19 12:23 pm

No, my grandparents came here in the early 1900s.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/03/19 11:51 am

The first instance of either side of my family reaching America occurred circa 1960s (Hawaii from New Zealand).

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
11/03/19 11:33 am

Not even 1900!
They came through in the teens and twenties.

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lcamino Florida
11/03/19 11:22 am

As a child, I was a member of the CAR, Children of the American Revolution. One day I’ll unpack all of my mother’s boxes to find the historical records.

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
11/03/19 11:34 am

Wow!!!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

DAR is a very helpful organization for this. My step-mom is a member.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/03/19 11:10 am

Yes - somewhere in the 1620s .. whenever Roger Willams came.

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historylover
11/03/19 10:55 am

One of the early ones was a French Huguenot who came in 1685.

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PhxLibertarian Republic of Dave
11/03/19 10:41 am

My mother has a bible given as a wedding gift to ancestors in Virginia in 1785.

On my dad's mothers side I have an aunt who traced us back to the early 1700.

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theexman Practical Atheist in L.A.
11/03/19 10:37 am

1875 is when my great great grandfather came to this country.

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bigray Where Truth Rules
11/03/19 10:36 am

I’m assuming because my maternal grandmother belonged to the DAR.
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shygal47 Florida east coast
11/03/19 11:11 am

As do I !! 😊

theNobamist Silicon Valley
11/03/19 11:34 am

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katerina13 where I should be
11/03/19 2:29 pm

My paternal grandmother was

DiQuellaPira
11/03/19 10:33 am

The oldest ancestors I have records on show them in Rockbridge County Virginia circa 1750-1790

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smart1
11/03/19 10:25 am

Hessian mercenaries who fought for the British and then decided to stay. Settled in Pennsylvania as in Pennsylvania Dutch.

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snagglepuss Story Time
11/03/19 10:25 am

Not that I know of. I know my Mom’s family came from Norway. I’m not as familiar with my Dad’s family. His Mom was French and his Dad was German.

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Kay41 the Midwest
11/03/19 10:12 am

Not that I know of.

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ILY3000 stand back and stand by
11/03/19 10:04 am

I’m a first generation American!

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shygal47 Florida east coast
11/03/19 11:11 am

From where? (if you don’t mind my asking)

theNobamist Silicon Valley
11/03/19 11:35 am

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HBNY this space for rent
11/03/19 10:02 am

Yes. Yes had some ancestors in the colonies. They were loyalists who fled to New Brunswick during the American Revolution.

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