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The Resource Denizens : a narrative of Captain George Denison and his New England contemporaries, Katherine Dimancescu

Denizens : a narrative of Captain George Denison and his New England contemporaries, Katherine Dimancescu

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Denizens : a narrative of Captain George Denison and his New England contemporaries
Title
Denizens
Title remainder
a narrative of Captain George Denison and his New England contemporaries
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Dimancescu
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Denizens recounts stories and events deeply rooted in the past. The seeds of this compelling narrative were sown on battlefields during the English Civil War, the Pequot War, and King Philip's War as well on some of the earliest colonial farms in southern New England which are still in operation today. It builds upon the historical and genealogical research Ms. Dimancescu presented in her first book. Among its intriguing true stories are some which focus on leading early English ministers in southern New England such as Reverend John Eliot who established Praying Indian villages and her ancestor Reverend Thomas Shepard who found a way for corn to ensure Harvard College's financial survival. Via land and sea Ms. Dimancescu traversed a research route which led to the Massachusetts Bay Colony and to her Winthrop ancestors as well as to The Bay Psalm Book, and then to Roxbury where she learned about maternal ancestors who settled there during the Great Migration. This narrative also transports readers back to a time centuries before the popular farm to table movement when the author's ancestors established farms in southern New England and created orchards in which they cultivated what have become heirloom apples. This is simultaneously a chronicle of the daily lives of her ancestors and their contemporaries in times of peace and war as well as her search for who they really were outside of family stories passed down the generations and Victorian accounts of their lives. This narrative creates a strong connection to the past while fostering an appreciation in the present of the courage, fortitude, and indomitable resolve of the native denizens and their European contemporaries who shaped early colonial New England's colonies and communities" -- Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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GES
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Dimancescu, Katherine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Dimancescu, Katherine
  • Dennison family
  • Denison, George
  • Borodell family
  • Winthrop family
  • Denison, George
  • Dennison family
  • Winthrop family
  • United States
  • Families
  • United States
Label
Denizens : a narrative of Captain George Denison and his New England contemporaries, Katherine Dimancescu
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-464) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fireside tales -- Becoming Massachusetts Bay Colony denizens -- The English origins of the Denison family -- Roxbury roots -- Religious trials and tribulations in Winthrop's city upon a hill -- Pious pairs: marriage and family in early colonial New England -- The making of George Denison -- Massachusetts Bay men fighting in the English Civil War -- Going into battle with George Denison: revisiting the English Civil War battlefields of Marston Moor and Naseby -- The courtship and marriage of Ann Borodell -- My Borodell family tree -- The lives and legacies of Alice (Freeman) Thompson and Robert Parke -- The Pequot War: a source of inspiration for The Eliot Bible -- The Bay Psalm Book -- Margaret Borodell and her ministers -- Defensive structures in early colonial New England: palisades, blockhouses, and garrison houses -- Denisons and their fellow denizens in King Philip's War -- Shepards, Mitchells, Sewalls, and the Salem witch trials -- The roots of slavery in the Massachusetts Bay Colony -- The voyages of Captain William Pierce -- Captain George Denison's New England land holdings -- Marriages and magistrates: trouble for Captain George Denison -- Educating Native American interpreters -- The misdeeds and misdemeanors of John Ashcroft and John Carr -- Tales from the tavern -- Massachusetts Bay Colony Denisons and Dennisons -- Where there be Winthrops -- Different Groton experiences -- Finding Feakes, Winthrop women, and shining Sands in Old Greenwich -- Summer beams and saw mark stories: first period houses and homesites in Southern New England -- The founding fathers of Stonington, Connecticut -- A Denizen for all seasons: Major-General Daniel Denison -- Commemorating denizens -- Family crests and coats of arms -- Captain George Denison's will -- Captain George Denison and the Narragansett country -- Ancestral apples, lilacs, and roses -- Westward migrations -- Topography and genealogy -- Conclusion: deciphering denizens -- Postscript
Control code
on1013893093
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
488 pages
Isbn
9780989616911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013893093
Label
Denizens : a narrative of Captain George Denison and his New England contemporaries, Katherine Dimancescu
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-464) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fireside tales -- Becoming Massachusetts Bay Colony denizens -- The English origins of the Denison family -- Roxbury roots -- Religious trials and tribulations in Winthrop's city upon a hill -- Pious pairs: marriage and family in early colonial New England -- The making of George Denison -- Massachusetts Bay men fighting in the English Civil War -- Going into battle with George Denison: revisiting the English Civil War battlefields of Marston Moor and Naseby -- The courtship and marriage of Ann Borodell -- My Borodell family tree -- The lives and legacies of Alice (Freeman) Thompson and Robert Parke -- The Pequot War: a source of inspiration for The Eliot Bible -- The Bay Psalm Book -- Margaret Borodell and her ministers -- Defensive structures in early colonial New England: palisades, blockhouses, and garrison houses -- Denisons and their fellow denizens in King Philip's War -- Shepards, Mitchells, Sewalls, and the Salem witch trials -- The roots of slavery in the Massachusetts Bay Colony -- The voyages of Captain William Pierce -- Captain George Denison's New England land holdings -- Marriages and magistrates: trouble for Captain George Denison -- Educating Native American interpreters -- The misdeeds and misdemeanors of John Ashcroft and John Carr -- Tales from the tavern -- Massachusetts Bay Colony Denisons and Dennisons -- Where there be Winthrops -- Different Groton experiences -- Finding Feakes, Winthrop women, and shining Sands in Old Greenwich -- Summer beams and saw mark stories: first period houses and homesites in Southern New England -- The founding fathers of Stonington, Connecticut -- A Denizen for all seasons: Major-General Daniel Denison -- Commemorating denizens -- Family crests and coats of arms -- Captain George Denison's will -- Captain George Denison and the Narragansett country -- Ancestral apples, lilacs, and roses -- Westward migrations -- Topography and genealogy -- Conclusion: deciphering denizens -- Postscript
Control code
on1013893093
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
488 pages
Isbn
9780989616911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013893093

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