I realized the other day that I have never really researched the Randall side of the family tree. Thankful Randall is my 6th Great Grandmother. She married John Maxson the 3rd. Thankful was born about 1703 in Stonington, CT and died in 1785 in Westerly, RI. Her parents were Matthew Randall and Eleanor Utter. Matthew was born 1671 in Hopkinton, RI and died December 19, 1735 in Westerly. Matthew’s father is John Randall Sr. (1629-1685) and seems to be the immigrant ancestor, born in Bath, England and died in Westerly. I’ve always wanted to visit Bath. I’m a big Jane Austen fan and a lot of her books take place in Bath. John Randall Sr’s parents were Matthew Randall and Elizabeth Moorford. I go back one more generation to another John Randall but his details are sketchy. I guess it’s ironic that some people might consider tracing a line in your family back 11 generations something but not me. There aren’t a lot of details attached to this line. Not any book references or back up. Anyone know a good reference material source for them? If so, do share.
John Maxson the 3rd and Thankful Randall are grandparents 2 times of mine. Through their sons Matthew and David. More cousins marrying cousins I suppose.