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From: Nathaniel Taylor <>
Subject: Re: FW: Edward Farmer: Proposed GARD
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 01:23:48 GMT
In article <>, wrote:
> In a message dated 11/22/2004 9:58:27 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> > To give some emphasis to the point, this is from the first article in the
> > first
> > ever volume to the NEHGS Register.
> Actually this makes it worse not better in my opinion.
You are right to question such a line, in the first place, at the
identity of the immigrant with specific origin and parentage--that is
where most such lines fail. But most regular posters to this list such
as Gordon would not make the mistake of constructing a long ancestry for
an immigrant if the immigrant's identity were not satisfactorily known!
The account in the Register 1 (1847), at pp. 24-25, presents a specific
filiation for the immigrant but does not make explicit any argument of
proof of parentage. The proof might be found among documents pertaining
to his mother, Isabella, who apparently came to New England as a widow
and subsequently married Thomas Wiswall. Gordon, is the connection of
Isabella (Burbage) (Farmer) Wiswall and Edward Farmer to Mr. John Farmer
of Ansley, Warwickshire perhaps satisfactorily proved in the History of
a genealogist's sketchbook: