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Genealogy By the States – Week 5 – Connecticut


I have so many Connecticut ancestors, I don’t know where to start!  The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about colonial Connecticut is that I have at least two family members who served as governor for the Colony of Connecticut.

First is my 11th great-grandfather, John Webster, who served as governor from 1656 to 1657.  He was also the deputy governor from 1655 to 1656.  Before and after these roles, he served as a magistrate from 1639 to 1655 and from 1657 to 1659.

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SNGF – What’s My Lie?

MC900441880 A few days ago, I played along with Randy’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, Two Truths, One Lie.  Today, I reveal the answers…

TRUE – My 11th great-grandfather was a colonial governor.  Gov. John WEBSTER is my eleventh great-grandfather as was the governor of Connecticut (colony) from 1656-1657.

TRUE – My 5th great-grandfather has a cemetery named after him.  Aaron WEBSTER is my fifth great-grandfather and has a cemetery named for him in Oakland County, Michigan.

FALSE – My 7th great-grandfather was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  I am related to signer, Robert Treat PAINE, but not directly.  He is my third cousin nine times removed.

See, there was a grain of truth in the lie 🙂