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The Puritans and Religious Freedom?

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.

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To Honor Our Veterans on Veterans Day: British fatalities of WW I

Here is the link: British fatalities of WW I

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To Honor Our Veterans on Veterans Day: Virginia Military Institute Cadets

Here is the link: Virginia Military Institute Cadets

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To Honor Our Veterans on Veterans Day: Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications (Soldiers & Widows)

Here is the link: Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications (Soldiers & Widows)

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To Honor Our Veterans on Veterans Day: The War of 1812

Rhodes/etc. in the War 1812
War of 1812 Land Warrantees
War of 1812 Pensioners
South Carolinian Rhodes’ (etc.), of War 1812

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To Honor Our Veterans on Veterans Day: Rhodes’ that served in the American Revolution

Rhodes’ that served in the Rev War
Officers in the Continental Army
Rhodes’ that served at Valley Forge
Massachusetts Soldiers & Sailors of the Revolution:

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The blog: WTF Art History


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