Thursday, October 13, 2011
MY ANCESTOR ON TV.
Earlier tonight I was watching the Chronicle program on WCVB Channel
5 in Boston. It often does shows on the out of the way and little known
places in New England and tonight the entire half hour was devoted to
the Bay Circuit Trail, a 200 mile long network that runs around the outskirts
of Boston from Newburyport on the North Shore to Duxbury on the
South Shore. Since I have gotten into taking long walks I'm always looking
for new places to go and take photos so I watched the show in hopes of
picking up a few suggestions for places on this end.
Then the narrator said four words, "Holt Hill in Andover" and the genealogist
side of me focused. In turns out that the highest point in Essex County in
Massachusetts is Holt's Hill, located in the Ward Reservation in Andover.
They showed a shot of an old house with a sign on it with the name "NicholasHolt"
Nicholas Holt of Andover is my 9x great grandfather.
The Hill has a beautiful view of the area and there's Solstice Stones at the
summit of the Hill, You can see a shot of them at the Ward Reservation
While I was googling about Holt Hill I also found the Early Records of the
Holt Family of Andover - Annotated site.That should prove very
helpful in my research.
It just goes to show that you never can tell where an ancestor will turn up!.