The Delbert Branch


Munot Fortress,
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Edenkoben, Germany

Chad Brown emigrated from England, and arrived July 1636.  He is one of the founders of Providence, Rhode Island, and his land is where Brown University sits today.

Early American Settlers (1600s):

Cambridge Square Today

  • Thomas Skidmore and family
  • Immigrated to America in about 1636 (just 16 years after the Pilgrims on the Mayflower)
  • Helped to settle, Cambridge, MA and Fairfield, CN

First Presbyterian Church
of Jamaica, NY
  • John Skidmore and a Murder Trial
  • Settled at Jamaica, Long Island by 1662
  • In 1675, his eldest son John, then about 12 years old, accidentally shot and killed a young friend, Thomas Barker

American Pioneers:

Revolutionary War:

Washington Rallying the Troops
at Monmouth
by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze

Joseph Skidmore's signature
on his pension application

  • Joshua Sprague
  • Briefly in Nova Scotia
  • Battle of Bennington, Aug 16, 1777
  • Settled Franklin County, OH

  • Frederick Sprague
  • Battle of Stony Point, NY, July 1779
  • Lived in Lake Simcoe, Canada
  • Settler of Coal Run, OH

  • Seth Barnum
  • Capture of Fort St Jean, Nov 1775
  • Disbanded at Fort Ticonderoga

Civil War:

Kurz and Allison's idealized view
 of the Siege of Vicksburg
(Library of Congress)

  • Joseph P McAninch, age 43
  • Guard and Garrison Duty in Tennessee
  • At the end of the war in 1865

  • John B Lewis
  • Volunteered, was AWOL and arrested
  • Fought in the Atlanta Campaign
  • Prisoner of War
  • Survived the Explosion of the SS Sultana

  • SS Sprague
  • Attorney, merchant, mayor of Defiance, OH
  • Raised Company D for the 14th Ohio Infantry

Snapshots of American Life:


  • Day Immigration:  James A Day born in 1771 in Canada is the oldest Day ancestor we can find
  • Alanson Day's wife Hannah's family
  • Polly Lanphere's family
  • William Lewis and his wife
  • Sidney Sprague's wife Mary Ann
  • McAninch Immigration (some say it was Daniel b 1750 from Antrim, Northern Ireland)
  • Other names needing further research: 
    • Captain Anthony Eames (1595-1686): immigrant from England
    • Margery Pierce (1615-1696): immigrant from England
    • Thomas Holbrook (1601-1677): immigrant from England
    • Elizabeth Pitts (1624-1696): immigrant from England
    • Benjamin Hearndon (1630-1694) born in Rhode Island
    • William Wilbur (1630-1710) immigrant from England
    •  John Caldwell ( 1645-1716) born in Maryland
    • and many others
  • Hiram Quiett's Parents and his wife Esther's family
  • William L Murphy's Parents
  • Matilda Courtney's Parents


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