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Jrj84105 t1_j8pyvgw wrote

That tracks. My line was wealthy and very prominent until the Yankee-Pennamite War. Charles II deeded the Susquehanna river region- the Wyoming Valley- to both New York and Willam Penn.

My ancestors were imprisoned and all their property taken by the Pennamites. They were left homeless and penniless an had the life skills of essentially being rich people.

Generations later they were still blaming their misfortune on “those damn Pennamite bastards”. They basically Forzt Gumped their way through American history from Martha’s Vineyard to the Sutter’s Mill being tangential side characters in lots of American history.