Born in Worcester, Mass, on this date in 1747: fifth great-grandfather William Speer Brown. He was grandfather of Eliza Brown (m. Myers), wife of Lawrence Myers of Sunbury, Ohio. Read more … Above: Elm Park in Worcester.
Born in Hampton, New Hampshire, on this date in 1665: seventh great-grandmother Abigail Perkins. Daughter of early immigrants from England, she is related to the Myers clan via the Colby family. The Perkins ancestry is traced (perhaps spuriously) to royal lines in England and France.
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On this date in 1861, Confederate troops shelled Fort Sumter, South Carolina, marking the beginning of the U.S. Civil War.