My father’s family came to New Hampshire in 1699 from either the Isle of Jersey or mainland France. My grandfather was the 8th generation to live on the family farm in New Hampshire. He eventually moved away for his career but would come back for the twilight years of his life. Both my father and brother still live in New Hampshire, not far from where the original family farm stood. There are many proud family stories but the best one of all is of a relative named Phineas who served during the Revolutionary War and has a signed discharge paper from General George Washington. The quilt was a gift from my parents to my husband and me. It depicts the church where we were married on the village green in Amherst, where my parents settled. The quilt serves as a reminder to me to be grateful for my family and to remember I am rooted to a place rich with history.

Place(s): New Hampshire, France

– S

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant