Shapleigh Connection

I made a Shapleigh connection to the Babb family finally. But it isn’t the one you might be hoping for. Alexander Shapleigh (Born 1585 in Totnes, Devon, England) is the maternal grandfather of husband of aunt of wife of son. To be more exact: Alexander’s daughter Catherine married JamesTreworgy. Their son Samuel married Dorcas Walton […]

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This Desired Place: The Isles of Shoals

While on my Genealogical Expedition to Portsmouth I have arranged to meet with Julia Older who is the Author of a new book This Desired Place: The Isles of Shoals. The book, although a piece of fiction, features Phillip & Mary Babb and their 5 boys. I am only half way through the book at […]

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See it for yourself

There is nothing like seeing it for yourself. For years, I’ve been cloudy about the first records at the Isles of Shoals. Yesterday, I went down to the Dallas Library and located the Microfilm from the Mass Archives. I was glad to find a well organized index for the entire 328 volume set. It is […]

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Heading to the Isles of Shoals

In preparation for the reunion in summer of 2011, I’m making a trip to the Portsmouth, NH area to make final preparations for the reunion and embark on a new research effort to learn more about Phillip Babb of the Isles of Shoals and his children. I’ll be posting more about it as the trip […]

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