Herbert A. Paul's Genealogy for Several Family Surnames

Minor changes were made to this page on 2 February 2007

Our Paul and Jensen Ancestors

Many, many cousins have contributed to the information which has been compiled here. While it would be proper for me to credit each and every contributor individually, I am reluctant to do so for fear that my aging mind would fail me in the crediting of many who have graciously participated over the past 25 or more years. My heartfelt thanks goes to all who have contributed and thus made these pages more comprehensive.

For privacy reasons, living persons do not appear in these pages.

 If you desire to reproduce any of this information, electronically or otherwise, I respectfully ask that you contact me first. If you find a connection or information here of interest to you, it is likely I will have a mutual interest in information you have as well.

Source information is not shown on these pages due to space limitations - but can be provided on request.

The genealogical information contained in these pages is presented in two different formats.

Some pages contain the family ancestors (commonly called "Ahnentafel" or direct lineage reports) on both the male and female lines of our marriage. The primary paternal ancestral surnames are PAUL and JENSEN, but other ancestral surnames that appear with any frequency are noted below. Click the appropriate link for the direct lineage ancestors of the male (Paul) line or for the direct lineage ancestors of the female (Jensen) line.

Other pages are devoted to the descendants (all compiled descendants) of a given family line progenitor. To view the descendant pages, click on the appropriate family link below (listed alphabetically):

Descendants (12 generations) of Robert BALDWYN of Dundridge, co. Bucks, England, who died before 13 April 1537. (Updated 6 December 2002)

Descendants (7 generations) of Francis COOKE who, with his son John, arrived at the North American continent on the "Mayflower" in 1620.

Descendants (7 generations) of Tor HAUG (GULLICKSON family line), who lived in Norway. He married Anne Gullicksdtr Bergen and died in 1657.

Descendants (8 generations) of Francis HESTER, born circa 1655 at New Kent County, Virginia.

Descendants (9 generations) of William HOLDEN, of Lindsey, County Suffolk, England, born 26 Mar 1580.

Descendants (10 generations) of Goen HOVLAND, born before 1625 and died after 1657. (Updated 2 March 2004)

Descendants (3 generations) of Jens JACOBSEN (JENSEN lineage). (Updated 21 September 2002)

Descendants (4 generations) of Asahel KYES, who married Sarah Mosier/Mosher (who has lineage back to the "Mayflower").

Descendants (5 generations) of Nathaniel MITCHELL. His grandson, John Hollen Mitchell,  married Caroline Baldwin, who's ancestry has been better documented through the years than this Mitchell line, thus those with Mitchell connections here will also want to review the Baldwin pages. (Updated 11 May 2003)

Descendants (9 generations) of John MOSHER, born circa 1600. The surname later changed to MOSIER. The Mosher/Mosier connection to the "Mayflower" may be seen on the COOKE pages above (the marriage of Nicholas Mosher and Rebecca Wilcox). (Updated 24 February 2004)

Descendants (9 generations) of Daniel PAUL who arrived on the North American continent in 1640 on his own ship "Experience" and settled in Kittery (now Eliot), Maine. View the St. Clements Church, Ipswich, England, where Daniel Paul was baptized on 24 Feb 1590/91. View a map showing the site of his homestead at Kittery, Maine. View the home built by descendant Moses Paul in 1780 at Eliot, Maine, which has been restored and is now a B&B, The Moses Paul Inn.  No, you will NOT find a connection here to John Paul who later changed his name to John Paul Jones - but here is a link to a web page containing information about him (use your browser 'Back' button to return to these pages). (Updated 26 May 2003)

Descendants (5 generations) of Jacob Andrew PETRY, born in Nierstein, Germany, and who's son, Dr. William Petry (also born in Nierstein, Germany) settled (about 1763-1765) in what is now Herkimer, New York, and served in the colonial army during the Revolutionary War. The surname later changed to PETRIE.

Descendants (12 generations) of Halle (Helge) SVENES, born before 1520 in Norway. (Updated 1 March 2004)

Descendants (12 generations) of John TROTT. The surname later changed to TREAT (in the 5th generation of descendants). View the St. Mary & St. Andrew Church, Pitminster, England, (which is still being used) where Richard Treat was baptized on 28 August 1584.


Surname Maps

It is interesting to see the distribution and frequency of a given surname across the United States. Some surnames are known to be common  -- but one might be surprised at just how frequently any particular surname being researched occurs. By using the link below, you can access a web site from which you can create a map of the United States indicating both the frequency and the distribution of a surname in which you are interested. The database includes the 1850 census, the 1880 census, the 1920 census, and data from telephone listings in 1990 - but the most interesting approach is to choose the option "All Years" and view an animated map of all the data and thus view the expansion and changes in frequencies of the surname across the United States. The surname map graphics are copyrighted and my request for permission to post the maps of interest to the names in these pages was denied. It is, none-the-less, worth your time to take a look. You will have to use your browser "Back" button to return to these pages since there is not a corresponding link to return.


Your Name

You got it from your father, it was all he had to give, so it's yours to keep and cherish, for as long as you shall live.

If you lose the watch he gave you, it can always be replaced, but a black mark on your name, Son, can never be erased.

It was clean the day you took it, and a worthy name to bear. When he took it from his father, there was no dishonor there.

So make sure you guard it wisely, after all is said and done, you'll be glad the name is spotless, when you give it to your son.

--Edgar Albert Guest (1881-1959)

Other surnames which appear frequently in these pages in the female line include:

Gullickson, Hovland, Ribberud, Svenes, Ulvestad

Other surnames appearing frequently in the male line include:

Baldwin, Cooke, Hester, Hilts, Hodgson, Holden, Kyes, Maverick, Mills, Mitchell, Mosher/Mosier, Petrie/Petry, Prudden, Treat/Trott, Wilcox

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Herbert A. Paul, 210 Oakwood Circle, Washington, IL 61571

Herb at summer campHerb - more currentHerb - artist spouse's rendition

The author/compiler at a much younger age while at a summer encampment, at a more recent time (but the mustache is now gone), and an artist spouse's more current rendition.

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