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Re: John Amazeen 1700
Posted by: Charles Amazeen Date: May 17, 2000 at 20:09:04
In Reply to: Re: John Amazeen 1700 by Mary of 181

John Amazeen is truly a mystery man. The earliest date for him in New Hampshire was found in a book I located in the Library of Congress' Local History and Geneology Section. That date was 164?. Apparently the transcriber could not identify the last digit. I cannot remember the title of the book, though I probably have it in my paperwork. I think the document was a tax list for the town. The path to identifying his origins might be thru compiling the passenger and crew lists of ships sailing to New England during the 1630's and 1640's, and from where they sailed. Then one would have to go to the records kept in the port town, or by other authorities in the country. This is a technique used by treasure hunters searching for sunken ships of that era.
I read, or heard, that he was shipwrecked. So far no one that I know has been able to identify his origins. They know about his activities during that time, who he married, and his children and grandchildren. His wife's ancestry is known, as is the ancestry of his "daughter-in-law" (Walford-- a name which apparently can be traced back to 1399).
This daughter-in-law, and the mother of his grandson, was apparently a biological relative of his son. Thus the Amazeen's have Walford's as ancestors.



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