Tag Archive: Johnson

Casper Springsteen

Casper Springsteen, a Butler’s Ranger from 1778 to 1783, was a native of Albany, New York with an ancestry there going back to 1652 in Flatbush (Brooklyn, NY). This family, originally from Groningen, Holland, had a naming convention for their sons that has to be unique or very close to it. Do the names Melchior, …

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Joseph Morden

The Morden family emigrated from Yorkshire about 1750 and settled in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  At that time Joseph Morden, my 3rd great-grandfather was  10 years of age.  In 1760, Joseph married Laurania Howell and they came to settle in the Mohawk Valley, New York where Joseph was a tenant farmer of Sir William Johnson.    After …

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