Re: Generations in America (was: Immigration)

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 09:29:28 MDT

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> Brian D Williams wrote:
> > Lets see, On my fathers side we got here in 1642, at 20 years to a
> > generation, and I was born in 57 near the end of our 16th
> > generation here. ;)
> Hmmmm... The data would seem to suggest that the Bradbury clan
> is a bit less fecund and longer lived than the Williams clan.
> I've double checked with my father (the family historian)
> and I'm only 12th generation compared to Brian's 16th while
> being only a year older than Brian.

Well, I don't know if Brian is actually counting the actual generations
or just winging it on 20 years per. Given the historical record of
middle aged men picking up second and third wives after the first one or
two had died from popping out too many young ones, 20 years per is a bit
on the low side, I'd think, unless all ancestors were children of first

> However, Thomas Bradbury is known to have been in Maine
> by 1636 and may have arrived as early as 1634 so we've
> got you by a nose there... :-).

Anothuh Mainuh? What paht of Maine did he live in?

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