The air has definitely turned colder. In fact, we had a frost that killed some flowers last night. I’m not quite sure why, but I love this time of year.
The optional weekly theme for Week 41 was “Colorful.” (I seemed to time it right with how the leaves look right now!) Who did you write about in Week 41? Regardless of if you used the theme or not, leave a comment with a link to your blog post. We’d love to read it!
These cool days and nights are a good time to do some reading. You can find some good things to read back in Week 40.
Upcoming Optional Weekly Themes:
- Week 42 (October 15-21) – Proud
- Week 43 (October 22-28) – Oops
- Week 44 (October 29 – November 4) – Frightening
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For week 41, I wrote about my great-grandfather’s brother who had a drinking problem.
Brown may not be the most colorful of colors, but my ancestor Peter Brown who came to Plymouth aboard the Mayflower is colorful in his own way.
I wondered if a rumored affair led to the murder of my ancestor’s husband.
Did an Affair Lead to Murder?
Virginia Lee (FOSTER) Vaden (1901-?)
Harold “Harry” Elmo VADEN (1894-1928)
Do convoluted relationships make for a colorful story?
52 Ancestors: #41 How Jacob RUCKERT’s Brother-in-law Peter SCHMIT Became his Father-in-law
by Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
I didn’t happen to follow the theme this week, as I am trying to write a little something about all my third great-grandparents. Here is one who died in 1816 in his early 30’s, whose probate record I found at ancestry.com.
Virginia Kimmel Johnston – (week 42 – 2015)
John GREEN (c1796-1888)
In the spirit of “colourful” (the British and Canadian way to spell it), I wrote about my husband Terry’s 3X great grandfather John GREEN who was a tailor in Wandsworth Surrey England. Family stories say he was a “cheerful and chatty man” who “ended his days very comfortably in an Almshouse”.
RICHARDS–Seth Richards–A Man of Many Occupations
I dedcided that I would follow-up on Silvanius Richards’s family by blogging about one of this sons, Seth Richards. My grandfather spent some time with him and I wanted to know more about him.
CAMPION, Arthur Gifford – 1805-1876 to Canada from England/Ireland. Another direct ancestor in my ex-husband’s line for my children to learn about. With a mystery: was he married twice? Which would mean his first wife is the direct ancestor in the family… More research to do, obviously! In Ireland…
Lady Godiva – http://dna-explained.com/2015/10/11/lady-godiva-c1040-10661086-gift-of-god-52-ancestors-93/
I chose Llewellyn the Great of Wales because I felt he was pretty colorful!
Here is the link for LLewellyn: http://manyplacesmanyfacesblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/52-ancestors-year-2-42-llewellyn-mawr.html
GATLIN – Week 41 “Colorful”: John Reynold Gatlin
John was my great-grandfather’s brother, and one of many colorful ancestors in my family!
Story about a disputed homestead in 1893 in Manitoba, Canada with an ironic ending! Surnames include SINCLAIR, GARRIOCH/GARRICK and STEWART.
I wrote about an ancestor who built a weathervane for George Washington.
I wrote about my 4x great grandfather Bartholomew Sullivan. His was one of the families that was selected for assisted emigration to Canada. These families are referred to as the Peter Robinson settlers. There were some few choice words that described Bartholomew.
My 3rd Great Grandfather Robert Gregory
ARRINGTON – William Arrington (1662-1725), my 8th GGF. I don’t know a whole lot about his life yet, but apparently he was a person of “ill flame and reputation!” My Pinterest board address here:
To see a partial list of names I’m researching, check out my Ancestry profile by doing a search for “pattidi123” in the member directory on Ancestry.
I am still trying to get caught up. Here is how I approached the theme, “Colorful.”
“Ormonde J. Merz and Ohio Caverns – How a Colorful Landmark Led to Bad Blood”
For Week 41 I wrote about my ancestor Reinier Scherius and for week 43 about my grandmother Meta Peelen
My# 41 was quite the opposite of colorful, but she leads to an interesting twist in my husband’s ancestral story.
Caroline LIMBACH (Bair)
for #42, I actually write about a more colorful member of her family–to be continued.
Josephine HENDERSON – she was a little bit naughty.
I wrote about my 1st cousin 3x removed Isabelle Kerr Blue. http://www.howdidigetheremyamazinggenealogyjourney.com/2015/10/52-ancestors-2015-edition-41-isabelle.html