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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More Roots Research

Apparently more evidence suggesting that John Sevier was indeed Basque (I'd suspected such was the case, judging from the circumstantial evidence).  The Basques themselves claim him as their own, so I believe it now.  Also in the first link, is evidence strongly validating my belief and that of many others, that Sevier was indeed directly related to St. Francis Xavier.  This link quotes information claiming that John Sevier was descended from Francis' brother, Phillip.  Francis' brothers (he had at least two) are known to have been much older than him (~10-15 yrs).  So, that would make Francis Xavier our grand-uncle, many times (~11 or so, give or take a few generations) removed.

I'm looking into the Gerneaux lineage too (Gano, etc.), to see if they were Basques too.  I believe they were what would've been known at the time, as "Walloons" (French/Dutch).  I'm not sure if there is/was any connection between the Walloons and the Basques.  I know that we also have some Welsh (Mary Elizabeth Williams, wife of the New Jersey founder, John Denman).

Dad's yDNA (R1b1a2) is Celtic, ancient Western, Antlantean European.  I'm planning to read up on the Egyptian royalty, Pharoahs, etc. --- especially king Tut, who is rumored to have the same yDNA.  I believe if king Tut's DNA was M-269 (R1b1a2), then his father at least must have been a Caucasoid.

I found an awesome three-volume tome by Joseph Dillaway Sawyer, called, "The History of the Pilgrims and Puritans", c1922.  In it, he makes the amazing assertion that Vikings settled in America many hundreds of years prior to Columbus' voyage.  This book also speaks of the Witch Trials, William Stoughton, and Judge Samuel Sewall.  Quite a nice find, imo (and very lavishly illustrated throughout, with old, historical engravings, maps, and document facsimilies).

He explains the very small part that Puritans had in the Slave Trade (Cotton Mather and his ilk owned slaves, but otherwise the first slaves brought to America by Puritans were ones they rescued from being thrown overboard in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, by ~purchasing them, lol).

He also explains in great depth, the relations between the Native Americans and the earliest colonists.  He ends the entire work, with a call for justice and fair treatment for "Indians".  He recognized that they'd not always been treated fairly by the American federal government (and some individuals), yet he describes their characteristics and customs very accurately without resorting to romanticism or idealism.


I was reading in a book about Canadian obstetrics of the early 20th Century, that ~Protestant doctors considered the lives of pregnant mothers to have ~priority over the lives of their unborn babies, and I concur.  I've always believed that way myself, and don't understand people who can't value the lives of adult women / wives.

That's not to say they didn't value the babies' lives too, however.  It was ~Huguenot doctors, who invented the forceps, which at the time saved many lives, both of mothers and babies.  Forceps helps deliver babies when in breech presentation, or when their heads are too large to pass through the mothers' pelvises.


  1. Please get in touch with me. Important.

  2. You're in touch; go ahead. I don't know you, so what's on your mind?

  3. Whether to be a great cagey perfumed beast
    dying under the sweet patronage of Kings
    & exist like luxuriant flowers beneath
    the emblems of their Strange empire

    or by mere insouciant faith, slap them, call their cards
    spit on fate & cast hell to flames in usury

    by dying, nobly we could exist like innocent trolls
    propagate our revels & give the finger to the gods
    in our private bedrooms

    let's rather, maybe, perhaps, get fucking out in the open,
    & by swelling, jubilantly Magnificently, end ~them.

    Jim Morrison (c1988, "Wilderness")