NANCY’S FAMILY HISTORY

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Whittington: Table of Contents

WHITTINGTON FAMILY TREE Welcome to my wife’s family tree. The links on this page lead to the ancestors of Nancy’s mother, Betty Whitington, who married Robert Slaymaker. The Whittington family line includes...

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Slaymaker: Table of Content

This five part series focuses on three generations of Slaymaker families that illustrate the struggle that reform minded protestants faced in Catholic central Europe and France.  The men were theologians...

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Ancestors In Search of Religious Freedom, Part 1 of 5

PART ONE of FIVE Henry Cochran Slaymaker dedicated much of his energy and time to tracing the roots of the Slaymaker clan back to Mathias Slaymaker, the immigrant who left...

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Slaymaker Protestants Shake Up Eastern Europe, Part 2

PART 2 of 5 When my son stood on the banks of the Vistula River in Krakow, Poland in the summer of 2013 he had no idea that he was...

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A Heretic in our Midst: Part 3

PART 3 of 5 Johann Schleyermacher’s father was Daniel Schleyermacher, a pastor whose life was as tumultuous as the world in which he lived in the early 1700’s.  The impact...

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Mathias Slaymaker Amid the Tumult of Europe, Part 4

PART 4 of 5 Mathias Slaymaker was born Mathias Schleyermacher in 1670 in Hesse Kassel, Strasburg, Germany/France.  It was one of those European cities that changed to the hands of...

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When Schleyermachers Became Slaymakers, Part 5

PART 5 of 5 In September, 1708, Mathias Slaymaker, his wife Catherine (Sciebell) and their two children (Lawrence and Margaret) boarded the ship Lyon, and left London behind. Madame Ferree...

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Whittingtons, Chapter 1: A Brief History of What Little I Pretend to Know

The Whittington line is deeply rooted in Great Britain long before it was great and before it was ever Britain. The terms Britain and England are not interchangeable. England stands...

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Chapter 2: The Early British Kingdoms Prior to the Norman Conquest

BRITTANIA IN TRANSITION OVER THE MILLENIA This map of Britannia, depicting the ‘nation states’ found on the island and ‘ethnic groups’ dominating the island at that time (A.D. 660) is...

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Chapter 3: Finding the Earliest Ancestors in the British Isles

It is always a challenge to find out how far a person can delve into the past and locate a grandparent from whom we descend. The question has arisen in...