John and Abigal (Tuttle) Meader (9th great-grandparents on my mother’s side) – These are the first of my ancestors to immigrate to the United States and marry in the United States. John was born in 1625 in Bere Regis, Dorset, England. Abigal was born in St. Albans, Herfortshire, England in 1628. Abigal came over with her parents in 1835 and John came over sometime between 1648 and 1650. They were married in Dover, New Hampshire in 1653 and took up residence in Oyster Bay, New Hampshire. John died in 1704 and Abigal died in 1674. In 1694 their home (garrison) along with several others were burned to the ground in an Indian raid. Their son John is my 8th great-grandparent.