Willem Schouten was born in 1567 in Hoorn, Holland. He was a dutch explorer and navigator for the Dutch East India Company. He was the first explorer to navigate Cape Horn and established a route to get to the Pacific Ocean. [Read more…]
Adriaen Block was a private trader and navigator for the Dutch Republic who is best known for exploring the coastal and river valley areas between future New Jersey colony and Massachusetts Bay Colony during four voyages from 1611 to 1614, following the 1609 expedition by Henry Hudson. He is noted for naming Block Island, Rhode Island, and establishing early trade with the Native Americans of the region, and for the 1614 map of his last voyage on which many features of the mid-Atlantic region appear for the first time, and on which the term New Netherland (now New York) is first applied to the region. He is credited with being the first European to enter Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River and to determine that Manhattan and Long Island are islands. [Read more…]
Do you want to learn interesting Jacques Marquette Facts?
Jacques Marquette was a French Jesuit missionary who founded the first settlement in Michigan and became one of the first people to explore the northern portion of the Mississippi River. Marquette accomplished much in his short life and his name still remains on the history books that are studied by many students. [Read more…]
This is my complete guide to Adams County Genealogy, Ancestry, and History.
Located on the southern border of Ohio and the banks of the Ohio River is Adams County. Adams County was founded by Arthur St. Clair on July 10, 1797 and was named after current President John Adams. It was originally part of the Northwest Territory and became the fourth county created in the area. In 1795, Nathanael Massie founded the first settlement in the county, Manchester. [Read more…]
Abraham Woodhull was a main spy in the Culper Spy Ring. He was recruited by Benjamin Tallmadge and served the Continental Army for many years. He operated under the alias, Samuel Culper and his identity was not learned until the early 20th century. His efforts as a spy were some of the most successful efforts in American History. The Culper Spy Ring is credited for uncovering multiple plots to assassinate or capture George Washington and other Continental Officers. They are also credited with uncovering the treason of Benedict Arnold. [Read more…]