Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


Gleanings from the Mayflower Quarterly and American Spirit

The Great Colonial Hurricane of August 1635 was a category 3.5 hurricane that hit New England. There were 22 ft. storm surges with estimated winds of 130 mph. Remember weather events occurred without warning. This storm was written about by Winthrop and Bradford. More than 40 people died and there was much damage. Colonists often wrote about weather in their journals.

Did you know that until well into the 1700’s people didn’t know that storms moved? They thought they happened in one place. Remember to consider natural occurrences and the effects on your ancestors.