My Ancestors (12) – John Folger – 1617 – 1669

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

 (1) John Folger (2) Peter Folger, (3) Phoebe (Floger) Marshall (4) Major Elihu Marshall, (5) Elizabeth (Marshall) Guion, (6) Elijah Guion, (7) Elijah Guion II, (8) Alfred Beck Guion, (9) Alfred Duryee Guion, (10) Alfred Peabody Guion, (11) Judith Anne Guion

Benjamin Franklin in the famous “Autobiography”, first chapter, says that the Folger family was originally Flemish and came to England in the time of Queen Elizabeth. The Folgers settled in Norwich, England, where John Folger was born about 1590.

John Folger married an English girl, Meribah or Merrible Gibbs. The date of that marriage isn’t known, but was probably 1616, for in 1617, still at Norwich, their only son, Peter Folger, was born.

The Folgers were Dissenters. It was in 1635 that they joined the “westward movement” and sailed to America, aboard the good ship “Abigaile”. That was five years after Christopher Hussey and Theodate Bachiler had crossed, three…

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Hide and Seek

Yellingrosa Weblog

Are getting bigger
Than my pockets or
My pockets are getting
Smaller than things.
Aging is playing
Hide and seek.
© Yelling Rosa
2/8 –16

Un Affabile Septimana

What a Motivator

Some celebrity tweets:
“It’s a long way to the distant place”,1)
Being liked by 500.000 twitters,
Is one hell of a motivator
For Unknown writer.
© Yelling Rosa
20/1 –18

1) PS “Kauas on pitkä matka” (It’s a long way to far away/to the distant place) is a Finnish saying which means that someone is telling the self-evident truths (facts) (or truisms). When someone is famous he can say almost anything and gets credit from that, cp. TheEmperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen

PPS Ha un Affabile Septimana = Have a Pleasant Week ❤

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Voyage to California (6) – John Jackson Lewis – January to March, 1851

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

(1) John Jackson Lewis, (2) Edith May (Lewis) Rider, (3) Marian Faith (Rider) Irwin, (4) Marian Dunlop (Irwin) Guion, (5) Judith Anne Guion.

The following are transcriptions of John Jackson Lewis’s diary and journal of his voyage to California in 1851. He was going from New York to visit his older brother William in San Jose.


(Feb.)  7th.  Arrived at Chagres at 1:30 P.M., and were quickly surrounded by small boats from the shore. Engaged a passage in one for $1 and set out. The old Fort, the tropical vegetation, the little fleet of boats and canoes of many different sizes, shapes and structure, the different kinds of people who propel them, the curious little town and the crowds who thronged the shore, all conspired to make the scene at landing novel, picturesque, and beautiful. Procured a passage to Gorgona, and after considerable delay, got started up the river…

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