Ever since the ships sailed westward with people, people have been hunting for their kin.
Yes, probably since the start of migration and flight, this has surely been going on.
We keep learning we are older than we think. We are surely more inter linked long ago than what our mind determines.
Our Jones came to American soil fairly early. He fought the Narragansett Indians in the mid 1600's,
I recall it to be about 1648.
Family lore has him born about the time of the Mayflower's landing. That has yet to be proven.
Many other things have been exciting to learn and confirm.
Teague lived a harsh life at the time, it seems he was at odds with the Puritan's. more than not. Yet, later he is exonerated and given status in the court.
His son obviously, had decided this system wasn't to their liking, moving to Rhode Island. We learned of at least one sister, marrying a Nickerson,(proven), and two brothers, Working on a very potential third brother.
One son moved north to what some say became Maine. At this time, it was just the northern part of
Mass. I have not proven this yet, there is much evidence to imply it true.
One son marries what appears to be Teague's best friend's daughter. This is the line we descend from.
Richard Berry and wife Alice Berry, had children, he is from England. Believing his marriage took place in Mass, due to a couple of court reports.
Did you realize that the Puritan's did not like men living together? Teague and Richard were brought up in court on charges because they roomed together. This is all in the Town Meeting Minutes. I made copies. Their marriages surely happened after this incident.
Josiah and wife moved to Rhode Island. The family stayed their until mid,early 1700's. Many members stayed on and didn't move. They were their near a hundred years, when Josiah's grandson
moved to Dutchess County, New York, then up to Albany County, when split much of the family was then in the Rensselaer Count area. Some kin in Saratoga and Washington County, suspecting some stayed in Dutchess Co. also.
See we are only up to 1800, now and since 1630's or before there are many resident changes.
Our line stayed here in Rensselaer County, until after the 1850 Census, others still live here today.
We moved to Nunda, Illinois by 1860. My Great Grand Father served in the Civil War from this residence. Loosing a brother at his side in Tennessee, almost losing his life also,
Family then moved to Chickasaw Co. Iowa, region. Some family is still in this region, though my Grandfather moved on to Wyoming after marriage. His children being raised there.
Being born in Wyoming, moving to California when small but trips home every few years to see all the family. Family still in Iowa, Minn, AZ, OR., Colorado, Wyoming,
Washinton, GA, distant kin in New York, AZ, Canada, GA, OH, and probably every state in USA.