Henry David Thoreau – no contemplation on Walden Pond….


Report # 375 has Henry David Thoreau as my 6th cousin, 5 times removed, trough our MRCA Richard Warren (1580-1628), the grandfather of Jonathan Sprague (1648-1741), my 8th great grandfather.   Unfortunately, We’re Related postulates that the connection between the two is Joanna Warren, the daughter of Richard and the mother of Jonathan.  The unfortunate part is that I have confirmed evidence that Jonathan’s mother was Millicent Eames (1615-1696).   So, report #375 is not valid.   This is the second time Walden Pond has shown up – it was also part of report # 40 where Henry was my 5th cousin, 6 times removed, through a MRCA Elizabeth Godfrey (1570-1680), the grandmother of Thomas Lewis (1633-1709), my 8 times great grandfather and the furthest documented ancestor in that lineage.  I may pursue # 40 as a To Do Item and if it pans out, I will chill out next to cousin Henry’s Walden Pond.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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