Honoring Female Ancestors: Joanna Pinder


The month of March is Women History Month. I will be adding some of my female ancestors. in my blogs to honor the hard work that all the achievements small or large to our society. We may not know the full contributions our ancestors provide during their lifetime. We do now that those achievement are not always honored. I honor the achievements in each blog I do, male or female, you are remembered here.

Today honors immigrant ancestor, Joanna Pinder, who arrived with her family on the “ship Susan and Ellen, Edward Payne, master, which sailed in May 1635, date of arrival not recorded.”  Joanna was 14 years old when she left all she knew and love in England to help her family create a new home in Ipswich, Massachusetts, [aka, part of the Plymouth Colony during her arrival time.]


Pinder Joanna 1635 May immigrantion on the ship Susan and Ellen

This brave young lady is my 9th great grandmother. She married Valentine Rowell 14 Sept 1643 in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts. I’m descended from her daughter Hannah Rowell, who married Thomas Colby; Jacob Colby and Elizabeth Elliot; Valentine Colby and Hannah Kimball, the honoree of #365daysofjuneday65 post.

She is the wife of Valentine Colby 1728-1812 that “assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Lieutenant in the Army.”  Hannah is the mother of Hezekiah (1757-1817), Joseph, and Levi. I’m still researching Hannah and her ancestors and descendants.


The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 – .) Joanna Pinder; American Ancestors. http://www.americanancestors.org/databases/american-genealogist-the/image/?volumeId=12344&pageName=175&rId=138172323 (accessed 12 Mar 2016.)


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