I have recently discovered that David Colon of Staten Island , NY was my gggg-grandfather. David's parents were Peter Colon and Mary.
Peter and Mary had the following children:
Peter born 07 Sep 1764, died 22 Nov 1765 David born05 Oct 1766 James born 07 Sep 1769, died 23 Apr 1771 Elizabeth born 13 Mar 1772 Mary Magdalen born 27 Aug 1775
David married Elizabeth Wiser 22 Feb 1784 and their youngest child Margaret Ann is my connection. I was fortunate to find Elizabeth's obit in the NY Evening Post for 1 Nov 1844 which led me to a Colon message board with some key info posted by Maria. There is a wealth of Colon material in the Staten Island Moravian Church records and I am beginning to piece the family together. Usually info arrives in a trickle but this latest discovery has been a windfall and I am slowly trying to wrap my brain around all the Colon family, James and Peters and Davids and Marys etc. Is Peter Colon really Pierre Coulon? If so my Great Aunt Irene Hopkins was correct and there is a French Connection in my family. Thanks to all of you for sharing your families and I hope you can steer me in the right direction-laura