The last entry was about my Norwegian ancestors (great and great-great) that came to America and when. This entry is about my Non-Norwegian ancestors and whey they came to America. The major families in this group are the Meaders, Archers, Youngs, Edwards, Fishs, and Weinharts.
The Meader family - John Meader came over from England sometime between 1640 and 1650 depending on the source you use. His wife Abigail Tuttle though was her before that . She came over in 1635 with her family.
Archer family - I have traced the Archer family to a John Archer who was born in 1670 and who died in Bristol County, Rhode Island. I don't know whether he is the first Archer ancestor to come to America or his father or grandfather.
Young family - Hercules Young came to America from Scotland probably sometime between 1720 and 1740. He married in 1745 in Pennsylvania.
Edwards family - William Edwards was born in Wales in 1746. His son Samuel was born in New York in 1779. I am guessing that he arrived in the United States somewhere between 1760 and 1775. I do have some doubts about this being the correct William Edwards.
Weinhart family - The first Weinhart was Joseph who came from the Black Forest region in Baden, Germany. I have found a record of a Joseph Weinhart arriving in the United States from Germany in 1847 but his age was listed as 36. I am assuming that it was misread and it actually was 16. Regardless he arrived most likely sometime in the later half of the 1840's.
Fish family - The oldest definite Fish ancestor is Asa (Ashbel) Fish who was born 1769. Researchers are pretty sure his father was John Fish
who was born in 1730 in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. If this is correct the first Fish was here in America at least by 1730.