My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Roger Clap, Memorial Site, Watertown, Massachusetts


Roger Clap Memorial, landing site in 1630, Watertown, Massachusetts

Roger is my 8th great-grandfather, and I wrote about trying to locate his burial site in 2011, "Searching for Roger Clap's Burial Place, Found in Front of Me!"

Charles River, behind the memorial.
For the entire year, all my photos have been taken with the iPad ver.4. Once nice thing about it is the ability to enlarge photos, including the below engraved marker.
HERE LANDED ROGER CLAP
AND THE DORCHESTER MEN
JUNE 1630


"We went up the Charles River, until the river
grew narrow and shallow, and there we
landed our goods with much labor and toil,
the bank being steep; and night coming on,
we were informed that there were hard by
us three hundred Indians. One Englishman,
that could speak the Indian language
(an old planter) went to them and advised
them not to come near us in the night; and
they harkened to their counsel, and came
not. In the morning, some of the Indians
came and stood at a distance off, looking
at us, but came not near us. But when they
had been a while in view, some of them
came and held out a great bass towards
us; so we sent a man with a biscuit, and
changed the cake for the bass. We had not
been there many days, (although by our
diligence we had got up a kind of shelter
to save our goods in,) but we had order to
come away from that place which was about
Watertown, unto a place called Mattapan
now Dorchester, because there was a neck
of land fit to keep our cattle on."
From
Roger Clap's Narrative

Erected by
The Historical Society of Watertown
1967