When Did Your Family Arrive in America, Brookline?

When my family arrived in America, there were no laws that made them legal or illegal, documented or undocumented. They came for religious freedom, for economic opportunities, and to build a new life. British and Irish on my paternal side (Bisbee/Howland), some members arrived in 1620 on the Mayflower, others came in 1634 on the Hercules, and settled in the Plymouth Colony before settling in western Maine by buckboard around the time of the American Revolution. Click here to continue reading.

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