Acree/Sachse/Hoover/Ogden/Skipworth/Nelson/TenEyck/Williamson
& Associated Families

TIMELINE

RELEVANT HISTORIC EVENTS            YEAR(S)     OUR ANCESTORS' INVOLVEMENT
                                                      
Columbus discovers West Indies      1492      | -
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Protestant Reformation begins,      1517      | -
 bringing recurrent warfare                   |
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Spanish conquest of Mexico          1521      | -
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European diseases decimate natives  1521-1800 | -
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Portuguese begin colonizing Brazil  1532      | - 
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Spanish found St. Augustine, FL     1565      | -
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Netherlands revolt against Spain    1568-1609 | -
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English Roanoke Island colony fails 1585-1590 | -
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English defeat Spanish armada       1588      | -
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Mini ice-age impoverishes Europe,   1600-1700 | -
 with famine, plague & hardship               |
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French begin colonizing Canada      1604      | -
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English begin colonizing Virginia   1607      | Several arrive in the 1630's
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Spanish found Santa Fe, NM          1609      | -
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Henry Hudson explores NY for Dutch  1609      | -
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Dutch traders erect fort at Albany  1614      | - 
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Thirty-Year-War devastates Europe   1618-1648 | Brings German/Dutch refugees 
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First African slaves come to VA     1619      | -
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Dutch begin colonizing Indonesia    1619      | One family lives there
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English begin colonizing N. England 1620      | Two arrive on the Mayflower
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Dutch begin colonizing New York     1624      | Several arrive early
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Dutch begin colonizing NE Brazil    1630      | Four ancestors are born there 
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Puritan Migration to N. England     1630-1641 | Eleven families arrive  
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English begin colonizing Maryland   1634      | Some in Kent Island dispute
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English Civil War & Commonwealth    1642-1660 |
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Royalist migration to Virginia      1649-1665 | Most English are here by now 
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Portuguese force Dutch from Brazil  1654      | Three families move to NY
 First Jews arrive in America                 |  
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Dutch surrender New York to British 1664      |
 Few Dutch immigrate afterward                | Our Dutch are here by now
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Dutch temporarily re-take New York  1673-1674 | - 
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Quaker migration to Delaware Valley 1675-1695 |
 German Pietists attracted                    | Hoovers later become Quakers
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Bacon's Rebellion against English   1676      | One ancestor participates
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Persecuted French Huguenots arrive  1685-1710 | Most of ours fled earlier
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Dutch begin migrating from NY to NJ c1700     | Our families migrate there
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Refugees from Rhineland/Palatinate  1700-1740 | Hoover families come to PA
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"Scotch-Irish" influx begins        1717      | Acree lore claims connection
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Migration to NC from VA/PA/MD       Mid-1700's| Acree, Hoover & Skipworth
 Mostly Germans & Scotch-Irish                |  families move in 1750-1765
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French and Indian War               1754-1763 | Two ancestors serve 
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American War of Independence        1775-1783 | Seventeen ancestors serve
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Fewer immigrants come to US         1775-1825 | No more arrive until 1860's 
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Migration west after the War        1790-->   | Ogden branch -> KY & OH
                                              | Hoovers -> OH in 1801
                                              | Acrees/Skipworths ->TN c1819
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Louisiana Purchase                  1803      | - 
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War of 1812 against British         1812-1814 | Four ancestors serve
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Further migrations in Midwest       mid-1800's| Hoovers move to IN in 1839
                                              | Skipworths move to KY c1842
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Mexican-American War                1846-1848 | -
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California Gold Rush begins         1848      | -  
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US Civil War                        1861-1865 | Four ancestors serve
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Steamships replace sailing ships    1860's    |
 Immigration grows & diversifies              |  
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German unification brings influx    1860's    | Sachse families come to MO
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Swedish famine brings influx        1860's    | Nelson families come to Iowa
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Trans-continental railroad finished 1869      | Grandparents born 1866-1888 
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Spanish-American War                1898      | -
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World War I (US enters in 1917)     1914-1918 | -
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World War II (US enters in 1941)    1939-1945 | Grandparents die 1942-1972
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