Stilley Family History

Captain James Davis

The First Sea Captains and Jamestown

The Smith/Stilley/Davis Branch As the American Revolutionary War was shaping a nation, soldier Hezekiah Stilley married the girl next door, Sarah Davis, daughter of war veteran, William Davis. Several generations...

New Sweden & 
New Amsterdam

1638: Chapter 7: New Sweden

  1638: New Sweden and New Netherlands This is a chapter within an anthology (1638) that collects all of my son’s ancestors under one umbrella, one roof so to speak....

Tower of Our Lady

1638: Chapter 8: New Netherlands

  DUTCH ANCESTORS ON MANHATTAN ISLAND This is a chapter within an anthology (1638) that collects all of my son’s ancestors under one umbrella, one roof, so to speak. This...

Atlantic City property -
Another van Couwenhoven
investment

Pieter Wulfertsen von Couwenhoven

Imagine owning this beachfront property at one time in your life. This is Atlantic City, New Jersey. Donald Trump owns a piece of it. Pieter Wulfertsen, owned a large chunk...