Ancestors of Bjorn Swenson

Ancestors of Bjorn Swenson

Ancestors included here are primarily from Maine and Massachusetts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Sweden.

Much of the information here has been imported from the data collections of other relatives. Thank you to Jeannine Peters, Albert Myers, and Göran Sigfridsson!

Some unsourced information contained on this site may be speculation based on other family trees available on the internet - please contact me if you find an error (see contact information below)!

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Brothers Charles Valentine Soper, Albion Hanson Soper, and Owen Keith Soper (c. 1901)


Table of Contents

bullet  Pedigree Chart for Bjorn Swenson
bullet  Surname List
bullet  Index of Names
bullet  Sources (Bibliography)

Some Highlights:

Surnames with the greatest number of individuals on this site are: Soper, Wardwell, Perkins, Blanchard, Snowman, Waldo, Hutchins / Hutchings, Uhlin, Wickett, Carr, Littlefield, Dow, Adams, Staples, Moulton, Parker and Swenson. See a list of all surnames

bullet  John Cogswell, survived a shipwreck off the coast of Pemaquid, Maine in 1635 on his way to Massachusetts from England. His property is now Cogswell’s Grant, an historic site open to the public (11th great grandfather)
bullet  Capt. Millard Dow, captained the merchant vessel Rebecca Crowell, the rescue of which is depicted in a painting in the collections of the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath (2nd great grandfather)
bullet  Solon J. Hanson, mariner whose letters were published by a decendant in the 2006 book Letters Home From Sea: The Life and Letters of Solon J. Hanson, Down East Sailor (3rd great grand uncle)
bullet  William Hilton, first settler of Dover, New Hampshire along with his brother Edward (11th great grandfather)
bullet  William Hutchings, featured in the 1864 book The Last Men of the Revolution by E.B. Hillard (5th great grand uncle)
bullet  Samuel Soper, fourth settler in the town of Orland, Maine (6th great grandfather)
bullet  William Stoughton, colonial magistrate in charge of the Salem Witch Trials - the only magistrate who never afterward acknowledged the error of accepting spectral evidence. Later became lieutenant governor and acting governor of the Province of Massachusetts (10th great grand uncle)
bullet  John Viall, buried in Boston’s historic Copps Hill Burying Ground. He ran a tavern in Boston’s North End called the Ship’s Tavern (or “Noah’s Ark”) during the late 17th century. (9th great grandfather)
bullet  Samuel Wardwell, hanged for witchcraft charges during the Salem Witch Trials (9th great grandfather)

Distant Cousins:

bullet  John Adams, second president of the United States (3rd cousin, 9x removed)
bullet  John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States (4th cousin, 8x removed)
bullet  Capt. John Clifford Blanchard, mariner whose Ambrotype photograph is in the collections of the Maine Historical Society (1st cousin, 6x removed)
bullet  Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States (6th cousin, 2x removed)
bullet  Neal Dow, Civil War general, mayor of Portland, Maine and the “Father of Prohibition” (5th cousin, 6x removed)
bullet  Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, lecturer and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century (4th cousin, 7x removed)
bullet  Nathaniel Hawthorne, 19th century author (5th cousin, 7x removed)
bullet  Oliver Wendell Holmes, 19th century author and physician (5th cousin, 7x removed)
bullet  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 19th century poet (5th cousin, 5x removed)
bullet  William Tailer, twice lieutenant governor (and acting governor) of the Province of Massachusetts Bay during the early 18th century (1st cousin, 11x removed)
bullet  Brigadier General Samuel Waldo, 18th century merchant, land speculator, soldier and political figure in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Maine’s Waldo County is named for him. (1st cousin, 10x removed)
bullet  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, second in line to succeed Queen Elizabeth II (12th cousin)


Explanation of different types of cousins on Wikipedia

Contact Information

Send mail to:
bjorn.swenson "at" gmail


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