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Surname Saturday - Doan

I have been waiting patiently for Ancestry to update the death records so that I can find out who the parents of my paternal great-grandmother, Harriet Doan Hines were. I assumed that my maternal 2nd great grandfather, A.C.Doan, and she were siblings until I found the obituary for my 3rd great-grandfather, Linus Doan and Harriet wasn't named as one of his children.

I made this assumption from information on my granduncle's delayed birth certificate. Since both of his parents were deceased when h…

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Surname Saturday - Doan, Doane

I have learned recently that I am a descendant of two different lines from my immigrant ancestor John Doane. As well as being descended from the Quaker Doans from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, I am also descended from the ones in the Cape Cod area through my 2nd great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Robbins Doan. She is a direct descendant of Benjamin Doane and Hannah Small.

Benjamin Doane was Daniel Doane, Jr.'s great-grandnephew, the great-grandson of Daniel's brother, Joseph. He was born in Harwic…

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Surname Saturday - Bradt

I am gathering information about my husband's ancestors and here's what I have so far.

Myndert (Minor) Bradt was born in Albany, New York in 1758 and was baptized in 1760. His parents were Jan Brat and Sanje Zeger (John Bradt and Susan Seger)of Albany , New York.
Minor Bradt joined the Butler's Rangers and settled in the Home District after the Revolutionary War. He married Catherine Van Alstine in Niagara and had several children.

One son, William Bradt, married Eizabeth Austin. The Bradt family…

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Surname Saturday - Brat, Bradt

My husband is descended from the Albany Brat family, Albert the Norman" Brat, his brother founded the Schenectady family. I started a new database for my husband's family. I've been gathering Dutch Reformed Church records from Albany before the Rev. War. They spelled the surname Brat in the records. I was looking for John Bradt who was married to Susan Seger, I found him, Jan Brat, married to Zantje Zeger.

I found the baptismal records for their son, Myndert (Minor), a private in Butler's Rangers…

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