Friday, July 3, 2020

7th Generation

TL;DR -- We look at the 7th generation from the early arrivals.  


In the last post, we looked at a lineage for the GSMD and decided to pay some attention to the parents, first. That got us to looking a the 7th generation which is motivated by the Mayflower 5th generation project which we looked at with respect to the question of "how long is a generation?". In the case of the Plymouth folk, that generation went from before 1698 until after 1757. That is, much longer than people talk about a generation.

Note: see 5th generation, 6th generation. The former for the Revolution in conjunction with the 4th generation. The second with the start of the real progress of the U.S.

There have been several issues of Gardner's Beacon with the theme of the Revolution. Given the sacrifices of the 5th generation, we can set the tone for looking at the 7th. In this list, some are related to the time of Thomas and Margaret. Otherwise, they may be related to another colonial which we will identify. 

The original list has been pared down to two entries. We will update this list for the near future as we write several posts as we look closely at the issues of identity, lineage, and such. 
  • Lucy Foster Wilson Gardner who was grandmother of Dr. Frank. 
  • Lyman was born in 1819 in New England and died, and was buried, out west. In between, he was in several states, so we have to go through that. Too, Lyman's father was out west, died there, but was taken back east for burial. Some of Lyman's brothers were out west too; enough were in the east so that we can do a major east-west (least-best) summary of things. After all, this is mandated by the 'flyover' thinking that is still around. 
  • Another family of that era had a traveling preacher (see below) who was born in 1814. This was the time when the data of frontier was captured in church records. We will look at that family more closely, later, as it involved Mayflower, to boot. 
  • For Dr. Frank, the seventh generation is his father, Stephen Wilson Gardner (a late 1835). BTW, Dr. Frank is related to Lyman who was from the same Porter family as was Dr. Frank's ancestor who was married to the sister of John Hathorne and who tried to help Rebecca Nurse before she was 'hung' (using that, folks, as this is an old word - modern connotations are bogus) by the neck. 
  • In his tree, John Lowell Gardner, born 1804, is in the seventh generation. Dr. Frank wrote of this family in his 1933 book, so we'll be back to them. 
  • Tying into the look at Elizabeths, we would have Elizabeth (Gardner) Blanchard as the fifth generation with the seventh being her granddaughter: Elizabeth Cabot Blanchard (born 1809). 
  • The daughter of Lucretia Mott would be of the early seventh generation having been born in 1793. 
  • Aldophus Greeley, of the Two cousins, would be seventh, too. However, he is of the later time, having been born in 1844. We will look at his cousin.
  • Last year, we saw a photo in an on-line situation where old photos were discussed and detailed. We identified the person: Thomas Needham Gardner who was born in 1804.  
  • ... many, many more will be added
The 7th generation is a nice start since we now have people approaching the 12th generation. Too, we are close to the 250th of the U.S. Revolution. Next up, we will look at Lyman and his wife, Caroline, prior to revisiting their daughter, Chloe. 

Remarks: Modified: 11/03/2021

07/04/2020 -- The 4th was involved with the Revolution, as well. They were trained for this via their support Crown in the French Indian War of the 1750s. We will look at that generation, next.

07/28/2020 -- Have done several posts related to generations: 5th generation6th generation7th generation1900 backAmerican 100sFirst five, and About generations.

11/03/2021 -- Added Lucy Foster Wilson Gardner. 

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