Tag Archive | Iroquois

War in UpState New York 1777

War in UpState New York 1777

Upstate New York, August, 1777 “Gentleman” Johnny Burgoyne is leading a British Army from Canada in an invasion of New York during the American War of Independence. His goal would be Albany. By securing upstate New York  the British hoped to take the steam out of the American War for Independence by 1777-78 when the British […]

My Wife and her connection to an Indian Raid, 1694

About a year ago I started researching my ancestry and my wife’s. Hers has a better paper trail than mine. Through her great-grandmother’s line which is French-Canadian I came across the below story. The short version here is that my wife’s distant relative lived in early Durham, New Hampshire, c 1694, a town not far […]