Boston 1775, Nathaniel Philbrick, Bunker Hill, the Sea and Nantucket Ancestors

I have started following this blog (Boston 1775) recently (Thanks to Dan H. for sharing about this site!) and if you love Colonial history, especially the American Revolution, then I think you will like it too!

The owner/author of the page recently interviewed Nathaniel Philbrick regarding his new book, Bunker Hill, which I do plan on getting a copy of for my reference shelf. I am curious to see if I’ll find any New England ancestors in the book, too!

I read, and enjoyed very much, Nathaniel Philbrick’s Mayflower when it first came out in April 2007, and now after visiting his page at Amazon I see that he has many more books that I should be collecting! Wow!!!

I now realize that he is also a sailor, and man of the sea, and has written quite a few books on seaman and ships of Nantucket County, Massachusetts. My husband’s ancestors were seaman and many died at sea off the coast of Massachusetts, Maine, and Nova Scotia.

My husband Brad, and our four children: Nathaniel, Rachel, Ethan and Abigail (all Colonial names) and our grandson Aidan, all share a rich ancestry in the earliest settlers of Nantucket Island and its history. Names such as: Abigail Starbuck the daughter of Edward Starbuck, the first “Starbuck” on Nantucket in 1659, and Captain Thomas Gardner who came to America in 1624.

So, I am going have to start building a collection of Nathaniel Philbrick’s books I guess? 🙂 What joy!

About Teresa Rust

I am the daughter of a Kansas born farm-boy and an Oklahoman girl born during the dust bowl years. I've been married to Brad for 45 years and we have two lads and two lasses. I am now the proud grandmother of Aidan, Jacob and Mark. I love learning! My hobbies are reading, especially history and British 18th and 19th Century literature and I like to do a little knitting. I enjoy traveling and look forward to new travel adventures!
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