George Popham
George Popham (1550–1608) was a pioneering colonist from Maine, born in the southwestern regions of England. He was an associate of English Colonizer Sir Ferdinando Gorges in a colonization scheme for...
John Lothropp
Rev. John Lothropp (1584–1653) — sometimes spelled Lothrop or Lathrop — was an English Anglican clergyman, who became a Congregationalist minister and emigrant to New England. He was the founder of B...
Mahackemo
Mahackemo (or Mahackamo) was chief of the Norwalke Indians, a small tribe of the Siwanoy, who sold land to Roger Ludlow in 1640 (Old Style or 1641 New Style) which later became Norwalk, Connecticut.
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Biauswah (I)
Bayaaswaa (Aan'aawenh (Pintail Duck) doodem) was an Ojibwa Chief of a village on the south shore of Lake Superior, located about 40 miles west of La Pointe, Wisconsin, in the late 17th century. Accor...
Jeremiah Dummer (silversmith)
Jeremiah Dummer (14 September 1643 – 24 May 1718) was the first American-born silversmith, whose works are today highly valued.
Dummer was born in Newbury, Massachusetts, the first son of Richard ...
Temperance Flowerdew
Temperance Flowerdew (1590 – 1628) was an early settler of the Jamestown Colony and a key member of the Flowerdew family, significant participants in the history of Jamestown. Temperance Flowerdew wa...
Roger Williams (theologian)
Roger Williams (c. 1603 – between January and March 1683) was an English Protestant theologian who was an early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state. In 1636, he...
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John Endecott
John Endecott (before 1601 – 15 March 1664/5, also spelled Endicott) was an English colonial magistrate, soldier and the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. During all of his years in the...
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Miantonomoh
Miantonomoh (1600? - August 1643), also spelled Miantonomo, Miantonomah or Miantonomi, was a chief of the Narragansett people of New England Indians.
He was a nephew of the Narragansett grand sach...
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Edward Fuller (Mayflower passenger)
Edward Fuller (c.1575 — winter of 1620/21) was a passenger on the historic 1620 voyage of the ship Mayflower. He was a signatory to the Mayflower Compact and perished with his wife soon after the pass...
Bartholomew Gosnold
Bartholomew Gosnold (1571 – 22 August 1607) was an English lawyer, explorer, and privateer who was instrumental in founding the Virginia Company of London, and Jamestown in colonial America. He led th...
Richard Bellingham
Richard Bellingham (c. 1592 – 7 December 1672) was a colonial magistrate, lawyer, and several-time governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the last surviving signatory of the colonial charter at...
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Andrew White (missionary)
Andrew White (1579 – December 27, 1656) was an English Jesuit missionary who was involved in the founding of the Maryland colony. He was a chronicler of the early colony, and his writings are a ...
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Cotton Mather
Cotton Mather, FRS (February 12, 1663 – February 13, 1728; A.B. 1678, Harvard College; A.M. 1681, honorary doctorate 1710, University of Glasgow) was a socially and politically influential New En...
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Samuel Argall
Sir Samuel Argall (1572 or 1580 - 24 January 1626) was an English adventurer and naval officer.As a sea captain, in 1609, Argall was the first to determine a shorter northern route from England across...
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John Smith (explorer)
John Smith (c. January 1580 – 21 June 1631), Admiral of New England, was an English soldier, explorer, and author. He was knighted for his services to Sigismund Bathory, Prince of Transylvania and his...
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John Strong (colonist)
John Strong (1610-1699) was an English-born New England colonist, politician, Puritan church leader, tanner and one of the founders of Windsor, Connecticut and Northampton, Massachusetts as well as th...
Edward Winslow
Edward Winslow (1595 – 1655) was a Separatist who traveled on the Mayflower in 1620. He was one of several senior leaders on the ship and also later at Plymouth Colony. Both Edward Win...
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Nathaniel Mather
Nathaniel Mather (1631 – 1697) was a Independent minister.
Nathaniel Mather was the second son of Richard Mather, was born at Much Woolton, near Liverpool, Lancashire, on 20 March 163...
John Carver
John Carver (before 1584 – 1621) was a passenger on the historic 1620 voyage to America of the Pilgrim ship Mayflower. Carver was a Leiden Separatist instrumental in organizing the Mayf...
Katonah (Native American leader)
Chief Katonah was a Munsee sachem for all Wiechquaeskeck in the Greenwich, Stamford, and Bedford area, from whom the land of the town of Bedford, New York was purchased. He was sachem of the Ramapo. ...
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Daniel Clark (Connecticut colonial leader)
Daniel Clark (1622-1710) was the fourth Secretary of the Colony of Connecticut, from 1658-1664 and 1665-1667, and holder of various offices in colonial Connecticut.Clark was born in Tarvin, Cheshire, ...
Mary Rowlandson
Mary Rowlandson, née White, later Mary Talcott (c. 1637 – January 5, 1711) was a colonial American woman who was captured by Native Americans during King Philip's War and held for 11 we...
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Thomas Jarvis
Thomas Jarvis was Deputy Governor of North Carolina from 1690 to 1694.Thomas Jarvis bought a piece of land located between the Perquimans River and Carolina Sound (in this time known as the Albemarle ...
Priscilla Alden
Priscilla Alden (née Mullins or Mullens), (c. 1602–c. 1685), noted member of Massachusetts's Plymouth Colony of Pilgrims, was the wife of fellow colonist John Alden (c. 1599–1687). They married in 16...
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Mary Allerton
Mary Allerton Cushman (c. 1616 – 28 November 1699) was a settler of Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts. She was the last surviving passenger of the Mayflower. She arrived at Plymouth on the ...
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