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Yelverton Crowell, 9th Great Grandfather

February 6, 2014 , , , ,

Norfolk, England

Norfolk, England

My 9th Great Grandfather was probably the earliest Brit settler in Yarmouth, on Cape Cod.  He was from Norfolk, England:

On the south side, West Yarmouth became populated with the descendants of the earliest settler Yelverton Crowe(ll).  (Crowell remained the most prominent surname in the village well into the 20th century.)  Although the Crowells were joined by other families, and married into many of the northside families, the village itself remained small and rural in nature.  Homes with large acreage for subsistence farming dotted the county road (now Route 28) which ran from Parker’s River to Hyannis’ Main Street.   A fulling mill in the village, established in the late 17th century, was the first known mill in Yarmouth.   The Baxters, who operated the mill, also built a gristmill along the shores of Mill Creek in West Yarmouth — a mill which is still in working order and now an historic site owned by the town.  Stores, however, were few and tradesmen were fewer.  Many villagers transacted business in nearby Hyannis or in Yarmouth Port.  Since the village remained rural and undeveloped throughout much of the 18th and 19th century, it presented a blank palette for developers who were to arrive with the turning of the twentieth century.

Yelverton Crowell (1621 – 1683)
is my 9th great grandfather
Elishua Crowell (1643 – 1708)
daughter of Yelverton Crowell
Yelverton Gifford (1676 – 1772)
son of Elishua Crowell
Ann Gifford (1715 – 1795)
daughter of Yelverton Gifford
Frances Congdon (1738 – 1755)
daughter of Ann Gifford
Thomas Sweet (1759 – 1844)
son of Frances Congdon
Valentine Sweet (1791 – 1858)
son of Thomas Sweet
Sarah LaVina Sweet (1840 – 1923)
daughter of Valentine Sweet
Jason A Morse (1862 – 1932)
son of Sarah LaVina Sweet
Ernest Abner Morse (1890 – 1965)
son of Jason A Morse
Richard Arden Morse (1920 – 2004)
son of Ernest Abner Morse
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Richard Arden Morse

He fought in King Philip’s War against my Wampanoag ancestors:

According to the book “History of Cape Cod: Annals of Barnstable County, Vol 2 by author Frederick Freeman: Both John Crowell and Yelverton Crowell fought with Distinction in King Phillip’s war at the battle of Mount Hope in the year 1675.  John Crowell is listed as having lost one horse.

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Do you know if there were other people from Norfolk coming with him to the New World? I mean other settlers on the same ship? Would be interesting to know how they started.

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Brigitte Kobi

February 6, 2014

yes, you can usually find this data..It is not clear if he came with his parents or was born in MA…will look at his dad next to see what we see…

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mermaidcamp

February 6, 2014

I love the geneaologys you post. They are pretty fascinating.

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

February 8, 2014

there is a Yarmouth in East Anglia too, I think in norfolk, though maybe on the borders with suffolk. I guess that’s where the name came from

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London-Unattached.com

February 8, 2014

Yes, they tended to name everything after places back in England, and this is often a big hint.

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mermaidcamp

February 12, 2014

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