|The Newberry Family - Saga of a Clan|
In 1995 I began researching my Newberry family line because I was interested in learning about
the tribal roots purported to exist. The search began under the pretext of wishing to know more
about a woman, a necklace, and a culture. What I found was more than I bargained for and not
what I expected.
I learned of a whole family whose saga began in Connecticut. They migrated like birds across this
great country moving in intervals of decades, through two centuries. Their reasons are unclear; but
as with all the eras of our country's history, it appears they were enfolded in the spirit of manifest
destiny, having given up on the agrarian, woodland lifestyle of their forbearers either through force
or personal desire.
If there is documentation to prove their ethnicity, it is gone with the sands of time. Persecution and
shame of their native roots reduced the proof to innuendo, family lore, and photos of people whose
ethnicity echoes in their features. Their forbearers are shown in a genealogical table of family members
who have connected them to the Puritans, Baptists and in my line, the Mormons. Somewhere along
the way a Native woman bore a child who carried the precious Native American story to us in the
My search began with my Great Great Grandmother Hannah Maria Newberry, daughter of James
and Mary Smith Newberry of Warwick, N.Y. Where it ends is anyone's guess. I invite you on a
journey into the past beginning with a woman and her necklace.
Short list of Allied Families
Scroll past bulletin board for site outline.
Real Beginnings of Thanksgiving
Newberry son of John ( II ) father of Hannah Maria marries Mary
Smith daughter of Samuel Smith
Problems in the Colonial Newberry Genealogy - New August 2006
Newberry Genealogy before 1710 may be compromised.
have recently published a book about the Newberry Family - click here for
and addenda C
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