Author Discusses Genealogy Project in New Book

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The biography tells the story of Benjamin Waite, founding member of Hatfield, Mass.

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I have a great deal of respect for the founders of our country

“I was doing research on my family tree and ran across a very interesting situation,” remembers author Howard Waite, who details his findings in his book “Northern Quest” (published by AuthorHouse).

While mapping his family tree, Waite ran across distant relative Benjamin Waite, a second generation Englishmen who explored the American frontier. Settling in what would later become Hatfield, Mass., Benjamin became a regular fixture among the town’s political and social scene. He wore many hats – husband, father, soldier, salesman and farmer. Yet, he became most known for his interactions – sometimes friendly, sometimes violent – with the area’s Native American population.

“Northern Quest” details one particular skirmish that led to native tribes kidnapping Benjamin’s wife and daughter. Benjamin traveled through the colds of Canada, where his wife and daughter were being held, and demanded their release. He later returned to Hatfield, with his wife and daughter.

An avid hobby historian, Waite was inspired to tell Benjamin’s story. “I have a great deal of respect for the founders of our country,” says Waite, “and what they went through.”

About the Author

Howard Waite was a practicing veterinarian for 30 years before retiring from the profession. He was the lead veterinarian for the Dreher Park Zoo for 12 of those years. He now spends his time writing and researching American history.

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