Friday, November 16, 2018

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The Legend of "Two Brothers"

1903 passenger list into New YorkThe story of "two brothers" coming to America in a barrel is simply a tale spun by relatives. An examination of the earliest passenger lists reflects that a great many persons traveled to the colonies alone and under the patronage of wealthy patrons. In Jamestown, they did well to acquire a wife for themselves. The London Company brought women over for that sole purpose. However, the massacre of 1622 killed many persons. If you wonder why your ancestor made several trips back to England on the 
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1 comment:

  1. "killed many persons"??? there is an English word that is more accurate PEOPLE.