Category Archives: -9th Generation

Edward Smith

Edward Smith (-1700) was born probably in Penryn, Cornwall, England and he along with and brothers Robert Smith (1706/7) and Renatus Smith (-1719) probably arrived by sea about 1677.  Since it is known that Robert arrived as a free adult … Continue reading

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William Clayton (1655-1721)

William Clayton (c. 1655-1721) was born about 1655, probably in England.    He is the earliest known Clayton settling around the Eastern Shore of Maryland.   His name “Clayton” was used for many generations to come.  There is an earlier noted William … Continue reading

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Viet Musig

Viet Musig (Muzigh, Mesick) was born near Heidelberg, Germany about 1690 during a time of religious intolerance for Protestants by Catholics.  He married and immigrated with his family to New York by sea in 1710.  He created a foundation for … Continue reading

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Jacob Best

Jacob Best (c. 1690-) (aka Bast, Beest) was probably born about 1690 in the neighborhood of Schonbach and Herborn about 40 km. north and a little to the west of Frankfurt, Germany.  He arrived by sea to America to become … Continue reading

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Joseph Rikert

Joseph Rikert (c. 1670-c. 1742) was born about 1670 in Kirchberg, Wurtemberg, Germany. He was a Palantine immigrant who became a founder of Rhinebeck and active in the establishment of three churches. His father was Hans (John) Reichard of Kirchberg, … Continue reading

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Reverend Stephen Bordley

Stephen Bordley (1674-1709), who later became Reverend Stephen Bordley, was born in Tunstall, England. His father was Stephen Bordley (1637-1695) and his mother was Margaret Colston. (c. 1640-1720) She was the daughter of William Colston of Newcastle and Margaret Proctor of … Continue reading

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