Reviews of Embree Remembered: The Extraordinary Lives and Times of Robert and Effingham Embree:
The research done by Mary Ellen Embree LeBien and her husband, Harry, to accomplish this book is astonishing. All Embrees should be grateful for their efforts and for this book, which tells the story of our roots in a delightful way.
Jean Embree Hicks
Oh, those troublemaking Bassetts of New Haven Colony!
Anyone interested in Bassett family history should know about Embree Remembered. Using colonial records, the author of this elegant and highly readable book makes a credible argument that John and Margery Bassett were among the founders who arrived in New Haven Harbor on April 23, 1638. She goes on to trace the sometimes fractious doings of the Bassett family in the early days of the colony.
If you are one of the stubbornly independent modern-day Bassetts, you will definitely want to read Embree Remembered, both to learn about your colonial ancestors and to understand the historic reasons for your personality.
Charles E. Bassett
Brookhaven, New York
Embree Remembered brings genealogical research to life, telling the story of two of my ancestors, Robert and Effingham Embree. Robert, a Puritan colonist, arrived in New Haven, Connecticut, in the 1640s. More than a hundred years later, Effingham lived in lower Manhattan during the time of the revolutionary war. He was an accomplished clockmaker and early abolitionist, Mary Ellen Embree LeBien, the author, has brought this history alive, with records, maps, illustrations and a fine narrative about these men and the times in which they lived. This book is not only family history, it is a glimpse into the early years of our nation.
This information was prepared by Mary Ellen Embree LeBien.