Puritans, Pioneers and Patriots
Pat Long's Genealogy Home
Welcome to my home page!
Genealogy is my passion, so I developed this page to document my paternal
ancestors. They were a varied lot, from early Puritan settlers of New England
and New Jersey to "dyed in the wool" Southern pioneers. There are
even some of those dastardly carpetbaggers :-) Please explore the
links and make yourself at home!
Puritans, the New Haven Colony,
New Jersey and the Frontier
I've woven links into the narrative below but in case you want to cut to
the chase I've extracted the links here:
Crane, founder of Newark NJ and my 8th great grandfather
Treat, Governor of Connecticutt, founder of Newark, NJ and my 8th great
NJ history and genealogy
NJ history and genealogy
Valley region of Southwest Ohio
Lawrence County, Tennessee
My ancestors were
some of the original settlers of the New
Haven Colony (ca. 1638). The New Haven Colony was a theocracy,.meaning
that citizens were required to be members of the church in order to participate
in the government. The area encompassed by the Colony included
included land west to Stamford, east to Guilford, and south to Long Island.
My ancestors were from primarily Branford and Milford, CT and Southampton,
Long Island. The colony was disbanded by the King in 1665 and merged
with the Connecticutt colony.
the abolishment of the New Haven Colony, the Puritan residents feared their
way of life would be lost. In 1665 they set out to settle the frontier
in New Jersey. My 8th great grandfathers Jasper
Crane and Robert
Treat led the settlement at Newark.
Others settled in Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), NJ. See my database
for a complete list of my early New Jersey families. While most of
these families were from the New Haven Colony others were from the Massachusetts
colony locales of Newbury, Salem, Plymouth. Families from Massachusetts
(including Tappans, Kents, Bloomfields, and Dunhams) established Woodbridge,
NJ. By the 1700s, most of my New Jersey ancestors had settled in
My 4th great
grandparents (Jonathan Crane, Keziah Tappan, Esther Baldwin, and Cyrus
westward expansion in the 1790s, traveling overland
and via Ohio river flatboat to the Miami
Valley region of
Southwest Ohio. In the 1820's they established themselves in
County, Indiana. Their grandson Jonathan Osborn (my great
great grandfather) "carpetbagged" to Summertown, Lawrence County, Tennessee
after the Civil War. His daughter Margaret married Edgar Washburn,
who had moved with his parents from Michigan to Tennessee. You can
read more about the Washburn family here.
View an HTML Version of Jonathan
My "Puritan" database contains 61 surnames
and 181 individuals, most of which are in my direct line. I have
information not yet entered into my database on many collateral lines so
feel fee to contact me if you see some surnames of interest.
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