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I used to have access to published books and articles with search capabilities through our county library system. The library discontinued this service. Is there anywhere else to get this information?
My mother's family, the MARRIOTTs, were originally from England. Richard MARRIOTT was born about 1630. His son, Isaac MARRIOTT (born about 1660), came to America in 1680 and settled in Burlington, New Jersey. My family is descended from his marriage to Susannah Field.
Isaac seems to have become a prominent citizen in New Jersey and there are quite a few mentions of him in area records, witnessing wills, vouching for neighbors, witnessing in law suits, etc.
As well as learning more about Isaac and his descendants in America, I would like to find out more about his father, Richard MARRIOTT, who evidently remained in Northamptonshire, England. I can't seem to find a name for Richard's wife, Isaac's mother. I do have the names of three of Isaac's brothers, Augustine, Randolphus, Guilemus, all latinized versions of English names, August, Randolph, William.
Both Richard and Isaac are listed in the LDS records as being born in Wappenham, Northamptonshire, England.
Isaac's son, Benjamin, moved to Ohio at some point. My grandfather, Olin Clark MARRIOTT was born there, later moving to Santa Maria, CA.
My grandparents, Johannes C. BURCHARDI and Karen Margrethe JOHANNESEN, immigrated from Denmark in 1891 and 1893, respectively. They finally settled in Solvang, CA when that town was established in 1911.
I am researching both the BURCHARDI and JOHANNESEN families. The JOHANNESENS were from Sonder Nissum in Denmark. Johannes' parents, Adolph and Anna BURCHARDI were from Schleswig-Holstein and so were originally German. They settled in Denmark in the 1860s and were dairy farmers. Thanks to my great grandfather, Adolph BURCHARDI, we have a narration about his family and their 12 children. Unfortunately it is in Danish, and I can't read it.
I've had a few pages translated, but it is such an imposition to ask someone to translate more that I haven't tried. I have Danish cousins who are helping, but they don't have too much extra time for such time consuming work.
I already feel like I know my family so much more from my genealogy research. All of my grandparents were either dead or very elderly when I was born, so I never knew them directly.
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