Families of Warriors and Conquerors: Generations of Confidence and Success – The Aldrich and Burton Family Genealogy with Related Lines – 747 A.D. To 2013 A.D.
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Edition: Hardcover (DJ)
This history and stories of the Aldrich and Burton families begin with the birth of Charlemagne in 747 A.D. and covers 1266 years! This story of the author’s family lines, both male and female, takes the reader through early European, Scandinavian, French, English, and American history. The first ancestor described, Charlemagne, became the Holy Roman Emperor and his actions effectively created the Middle Ages. You will learn of a Viking king that entered France as a warrior, took over Normandy and whose descendant William conquered England and changed the face of Europe. From the descendants of English kings, commoners, and other Europeans this family made America the best of all lands. This is a story of what early arrivals and their descendants accomplished as immigrants, warriors, and leaders in America. The genealogy tells stories of warriors in his family from the Middle Ages, through the Revolutionary War, and into the 20th Century. The mystery of an unknown family, due to the early death of his parents, caused the author to begin his many decades search for ancestors. By making the answers so difficult to uncover was the perfect reason for this lawyer/author to never give up the search, no matter how many doors were shut. From a chance finding of the George Aldrich Genealogy, the author found that his family arrived in America in 1631. The names found included the wives of the Aldriches giving him other ancestors, from which great stories came to light. His direct Burton line, developed by a cousin, showed him of a long line of Virginia planters, but the families that married these Burtons had an even more interesting history in America. You will read of many early Americans that fought the British to free their country from the tyranny of an English monarch. From a young family member who fought with George Washington, also a distant cousin of the author, you will learn some of the perils in fighting the Revolution and on big reason for its success. You will discover from family stories how the rugged individualism of the various families expanded America westward as family members traveled to find their place to live free. You will also find that most of the Aldrich family of New Englanders were satisfied with their lot in life and stayed put in New England. In the early 1800’s tobacco was no longer a major export and his Burton ancestors decided to move slowly westward, until most arrived in Texas the late 1800’s. Many of the family members fought for their country and were patriots. You will see the confidence of each as they moved to unknown parts of the United States and finally their successes as they found a homes and occupations to meet their needs. You, the reader, will certainly learn about the Aldrich and Burton families but will also find information on the Moody, Giddings, Thayer, Hayward, Lovell, Bradbury, Lang, Bartlett, Mighill, Lawrence, Appleby, Whidden, Bradstreet, Hatcher, Pass, Pistole, Yeager, McGinness, Nicholson, Rigby, Robinson, Garr, Bobo, Roebuck, Whitten and McCullar families, just some of the names from his ancestral past. The time period of these stories begins in the 8th Century with Emperor Charlemagne and continues into the 21st Century.
Lovell W. Aldrich was born in 1942. He lost both of his parents at an early age and was raised in Texas by his mother’s sister and her husband. He graduated high school in San Antonio and college at Texas A&M University, where he took an Army commission at graduation. He started law school, married, graduated, and then went on active duty with the Army. After two years in the Army, one in Viet Nam, he started his career as a trial lawyer in Houston, Texas. Knowing only a few family members on his father’s side, he had no one to ask about that family history. While still in his teens, his uncle had given him a list of Aldrich names and a document dated 1815. These items tweaked his interest in the genealogy of his parent’s families, which is still his passion today. Mr. Aldrich lives in Sugar Land, Texas with his wife of 47 years. They have two adult daughters and six grandchildren. Lovell W. Aldrich began his genealogy quest about 40 years ago. He lost his parents and was raised by his mother’s sister, a Burton. He kept the old papers received from his uncle and after high school, college, law school and two years in the Army, he set out to find his unknown ancestors and compile stories of their lives. He found that many branches of his Aldrich family arrived in America shortly after the Mayflower in 1620. His interest in history caused him to look for family members who had served in the military. He was able to find information about their service in all American and prior wars. In the Burton line he researched a family of Virginia planters that started at Thomas Burrton’s plantation on the Appomattox River in 1652. He has documented their lives with true stories from which you will learn about generations of confident, successful families. Mr. Aldrich attended Texas A&M University, a school that produces many fine military officers. He graduated during the Viet Nam War, took an officer’s commission in the U. S. Army, served on active duty for two years, one in Viet Nam, after which he started his trial law career in Houston, Texas and spent the next 28 years trying civil litigation matters in Texas courts. Since retiring in 1998, he continued his research and completed this thoroughly documented genealogy of a family of warriors and conquerors. You, the reader, will certainly learn about the Aldrich and Burton families but will also find histories of the Moody, Giddings, Thayer, Hayward, Lovell, Bradbury, Lang, Bartlett, Mighill, Lawrence, Appleby, Whidden, Bradstreet, Hatcher, Pass, Pistole, Yeager, McGinness, Nicholson, Rigby, Robinson, Garr, Bobo, Roebuck, Whitten and McCullar families, just some of the names from his ancestral past. The time period of these stories begins in the 8th Century with Emperor Charlemagne and continues into the 21st Century.