Archive for March, 2010

Penelope van Princis was born to Baron van Princis in Amsterdam, Holland in 1622. She married John Kent in 1640, and they set sail for the new world in 1642, bound for New Amsterdam (New York). Within a few miles of New Amsterdam, they were shipwrecked during a storm, running aground on what today is […]


Franklin Pierce was born in a log cabin in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. He was a lawyer, general, served in the House and the Senate. He eventually died from cirrhosis caused by his lifelong alcoholism. President Franklin Pierce was my 10th great-grandaunt’s husband’s 2nd great-grandnephew Jerry Milo Johnson to President Franklin Pierce


Walt Disney was an animator, cartoonist, and business entrepreneur without peer. Except for his participation in the anti-communist hysteria of the 1940s and 50s, he was an admirable man. Walter Elias “Walt” Disney is my 9th cousin 4 times removed through our common ancestor Captain John Johnson. Jerry Milo Johnson to Walt Disney