When analyzing the network data for this project, several major trends emerge through filtering our nodes over time. Between 1734 and 1737, the nodes are split into several disparate clusters. At this point, the only nodes that connect multiple clusters are Anna Clement and Aron Oseragighte, who group together several smaller entities into two separate networks. In 1738 and 1739, William Prentop, Jr. ties Anna Clement’s clusters with several others while Aron Oseragighante’s connections expand as well with the addition of Esras, Sr. The largest change occurs in 1740, where Anna Clement is tied to Aron Oseragighte through Ezras Teganderasse. From 1741 to 1745, the additional nodes tie most of the remaining clusters into one of the two main clusters, with Anna Clement being the main bridge between them.
Comparing the network sized by degree and the network compared by betweenness centrality leads to several changes in the network. Aron Oseragighte is mostly replaced by Esras, Sr., Ezras Teganderasse, and Michael Montour. Anna Clement is now a much more central figure between the two main clusters. While other individual nodes also lose or gain importance, these several main shifts highlight the key figures that tie the network together as a whole.
Finally, comparing the betweenness centrality and clustering of groups highlights the importance of several of these figures. Aron Oseragighte moves up in importance with the largest cluster of nodes (28%), with Cornelius Bowen emerging as a major cluster (19%). While Anna Clement is less important in the cluster view, her central role in bridging the main clusters is highlighted for the network. Both Anna Clement and Ezras Teganderasse are placed in the same cluster and form a direct link to Aron Oseragighte. The cluster view also reinforces the earlier filter over time. The main links between clusters that were made in 1740 are highlighted even more. The 1741-45 changes make up the additional clusters, with Aron Oseragighte and Anna Clement forming some of the largest and most central groupings.