I have within the last week or so discovered some ancestors that immigrated to the Massachusetts Colony in during the Puritan times. My ancestor Eleanor Moulton/Phelps/Trusler, and her second husband Thomas Trusler were members of the first church of Salem Massachusetts by 1639. As an American, I was taught in school the Puritans came to the Colonies for religious freedoms, which is true, but the Puritans did not reciprocate that notion to others with different religious beliefs. On the contrary–in 1658 John Smith had helped the Salem constable arrest Quakers. Nicholas Phelps, Eleanor’s son was arrested, jailed and badly beaten for having a Quaker church meeting in his home. June 1, 1660 a Boston Quaker Mary Dyer was hung for refusing to repent her Quaker believes. About 1661 Samuel Shattuck and Nicholas Phelps sailed to England to petition parliament to help the Quakers. Returning to New England Nicholas, weakened from the voyage died not long after. The letter delivered in 1661 to King Charles I, was what it took to stop much of the Quaker persecutions.
Month: November 2012
Here is the link: British fatalities of WW I
Here is the link: Virginia Military Institute Cadets
To Honor Our Veterans on Veterans Day: Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications (Soldiers & Widows)
Here is the link: Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications (Soldiers & Widows)
The picture above is an example of the images featured a the site called WTF Art History. WTF Art History has pages of unusual and sometime disturbing works of art dating from before recorded history to modern times. I think it is worth a peak at.
Again here is it’s link: WTF Art History