Please help me welcome Ken Feder (Kenneth L. “Kenny” Feder), a professor of archaeology at Central Connecticut State University and author of several books on archaeology and criticism of pseudoarchaeology such as Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology. His book Encyclopedia of Dubious Archaeology: From Atlantis to the Walam Olum was published in 2010. His book Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself was published in 2017. He is the founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project and is the main Archaeologist of our Barkhamsted Lighthouse site!
I am so excited to have him on board and can’t wait to see what he publishes for us!
I will be becoming more active on this blog myself and have tons of exciting things coming souon!
Click one of these links below to see if you are in my research and a descendant?
I got curious about the extent of my research as a whole and decided to create a book with all the direct descendants of James & Molly Chagum of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village. Every living & deceased person in this bloodline.
It is HUGE! Honestly didn’t believe my software could handle it, BUT it did! 😌
Ended up with 2354 families and a 3,321-page research book! All generations/descendant’s I have added/found on offsprings of Chief James & Molly Chagum of Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village.
I am sharing 2 parts (Index of Names and Index of Places) of this research book for everyone – It is free to view and you will be able to see if you are actually a descendant, this also includes all that was married into the lines and the whole of my work~
Page numbers = pages you are in for my research book on this line. (3,321 pages total) KEEP in mind some of you come into these lines twice… So mentioned in both areas in book on different ancestors. Red & pink dot’s show a true descendant.
Search here to find your name – females are listed as maiden names.
Pg: 82 – The will of Jean Chogam [called Janey Chogam in the will] dated 22 March 1762, was approved by the council on the testimony of the witnesses, Peleg Cross, Jonathan Lock, and John Welch. James Hazzard was given a letter of administration of the estate.
Note from Coni: In my research, I believe that James Hazzard is who comes to be known as Chief James Chogam/Chagum/Chaugham (born between 1702-1715 & died 1789/1790) of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village. He is a Grandson to this Jean/Janey1 (Ninegret) Chogam – he is the son of Janey2 who is the daughter of Great James & Jean/Janey1.
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Starting with the oldest Ancestor/male line – which starts with Chief Sachem Mechoswodt – working down to James Chagum of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village in Barkhamsted, CT.
I have 2 versions of my research books that are available below/online:
1st one is the old format and shows detailed facts and all my notes and markups. (Marked as detailed below) and the 2nd version is of my new formatting and is my new book format – shows photos/records and documents along with place and name indexing in the back of the below research book. (Marked as compressed)
In an ever widening circle,
Carry far the blood of Chaugham
And his spouse, brave Molly Barber,
Down the years with Adams, Hobson, Jacklin,
Lawrence, Barber, Elwell, Webster, Doty, Berry, Cochran,
And the thousands yet to follow
I’ve been a family genealogist for 18+ years and have traced over 17,000 people for my family tree (Mother & Father’s sides) – I’m the head Genealogist for the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Native American Tribe in Barkhamsted Connecticut and a true descendant of the Chagam / Barber line~ I’m working closely with several Archaeologist, Historians, Historical Societies, genealogist, family member’s and Author’s on the Chagam’s- I will be blogging about my research and the paths I’ve had to follow – I have traveled extensively to NY, CT, RI and of course Block Island in my quest to trace my Ancestor’s – the Chagam line is rich in Several Wars – starting with the Pequot War and then we have them as slaves – one of the 1st slaves of this American Country – Even have a Pond called after them on Block Island – Chagam Pond also been called Sachem Pond – You have James Chagam who is Chief of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village – I can go on and on – have thousands of documents to back up this research – Now I’m ready to tell the wonderful story – Welcome to my blog~ I’m not much of a writer – but great at researching – so excuse any mistakes~ Coni