Here is my Sessions line, starting with my father. I thought I would post it and see if anyone might find a connection with me. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, or post here, I have an email notification set. I have lots more info, death dates, other children, census records, etc. Plus I have extensive research on another branch, a sibling from level #3, Nathaniel's brother Samuel born on 08 Mar 1680.
Here's my Sessions line:
10. Carson Sessions White 1932 -----> Harrison, Shepherd, Alma, and Lansing, Michigan
9. Ruth Gladys Sessions 18 Dec 1905 -----> Vickeryville, Montcalm County, Michigan and Harrison, Clare County, Michigan (My Dad's mother, she died when he was only 2. She slipped on ice in the winter, ruptured an aorta and bled to death internally. How awful!)
8. John Fremont Sessions 23 Dec 1863-----> Ronald, Ionia, Michigan and Montcalm County, Michigan
7. William Sessions 02 May 1821 -----> Marcellus, Onondaga, NY and Bushnell Twp, Montcalm, MI
6. Nathaniel Sessions 20 Aug 1790 ----- > Union, Tolland County, CT and North Plains Twp, Ionia, MI
5. Nathaniel Sessions 10 Jun 1750 -----> Union, Tolland, CT
4. Amasa (Captain) Sessions 13 Aug 1715 -----> Pomfret, Windham, CT (He "allegedly" got away with murder in a Colonial abortion plot! See this link: http://www.mssu.edu/socsci/cebula/voices/abortion.htm )
3. Nathaniel Sessions 08 Aug 1681 -----> Andover, MA and Pomfret, Windham, CT
2. Alexander Sessions ABT 1645 -----> Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
1. Samuel Sessions abt 1614 ------> Wantage, Berkshire, England and Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
THE SESSIONS IN EARLY AMERICA
Thomas Dudley of Dudley Manor was appointed administrator of the colony of Massachusetts. He asked Samuel Sessions, who was his farmer, (overseer of his farms) to go with him to America. Samuel was a member of the body guard for King George which were called Yeoman of the Guard. He was 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighed around 250 pounds. He was from Wantage, England. He received an honorable discharge from the King so that he could remain with Dudley as overseer of his new estates. They sailed to America on the Winthrop Fleet in 1630.
Samuel Sessions worked for Thomas Dudley for around 16 years in Roxbury, Massachusetts then became a freeman and purchased land from the Indians in Andover for 6 English pounds and one coat. He married and raised a large family. He became one of the first settlers in Andover in 1647 and lived to be 92.
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