Tuesday, April 8, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #14 Samuel Hemingway

In The History of Toronto and York County it states that Samuel was of Scot descent but emigrated from England to the United States. Grace Harrington, who researched her Hemingway ancestors said that Samuel's name originally could have been Mac Hemingway. She did not provide any evidence for this statement. He was one of the first settlers in the United States  from England. In the book it states, "as far as we can learn, he was the first of his race to come to America; he settled in the United States and brought up his family in the occupation of farming."

Is there any element of truth in these statements?

His wife's name is not known.Two possible children are Josiah Hemingway and Moses Gage Hemingway. Descendants of Moses Gage have been in touch with me.

To do: Check the information that I have received from descendants of Moses Gage Hemingway to see what they say about Samuel and other members of the family.

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