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Last week's survey asked if you have any"heroic" ancestors. 3,628 people answered the survey. The resultsare:

  • 33%    Yes, I have many heroic ancestors (5 ormore).
  • 30%    Yes, I have two to four heroic ancestors.
  • 12%    Yes, I have one heroic ancestor.
  • 25%    No, I am not aware of any heroic ancestorsin my family.

This week's survey asks about ancestors at the battles atLexington and Concord. Take the survey now!


Posted by Jean Powers at 04/17/2014 11:00:16 AM | 

I don't have an ancestor at Lexington and Concord but I do descend from John Muzzy whose tavern faced Lexington Green. It was here that Paul Revere stopped to spread the word that the British were coming and it was the gathering place for the militia before the battle.
Posted by: Richard Platt 1 ( Email ) at 4/17/2014 12:30 PM

My 6th great grandfather, John Atwell, was part of a group of Minutemen from Hollis, NH who marched forty miles to Concord on April 19, 1775. There is no record of them actually participating in the battle, however. A second cousin of John Atwell's mother, Abednego Ramsdell from Lynn was killed in the battle. He was killed in the fight at Menotomy (now Arlington) as the British were returning to Boston. He was 25 years old and had no children.
Posted by: Patricia Garcher 1 ( Email ) at 4/19/2014 1:33 PM

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