Week 13! You know what this means… We’re 1/4 of the way there!!
I’m almost afraid to ask, but which does it feel like to you: “We’re 1/4 done already?!” or “We’re only 1/4 done?”
Passage to the Past has the incredible story of Charles Billings, “the Mayor of Framingham.” Wally Huskonen describes how he’s related to his wife (hint: it’s more than just being spouses). Dave Lucey highlighted not only his War of 1812 ancestor, Rodolphus Stanhope, but also the Preserve the Pensions project, which is working to digitize those valuable pension files.
My contribution this week was how I pieced together a theory of why James R. Steele, my 3rd-great-grandfather, left Washington, DC for Ohio.
Without further ado, here are this week’s posts:
- AMSBERRY – “How Much Tragedy Can a Woman Endure?” (Lefa Marie (Amsberry) Connett Zeller Hall) by Schalene Dagutis on Tangled Roots and Trees (Note: well written, very tragic, and a “tough” read.)
- ANDREWS – “Samuel Andrews” by Pam Carter on My Maine Ancestry
- ARNOLD – “Emma Arnold” by Cathy G. on Orlandel Creations
- BAILEY – “Corporal John W. Bailey (1843-1864); 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C” by Jo Allison Henn on Climbing My Family Tree
- BEAUMONT – “George Patinson Beaumont” by Kathy Nemaric on KJN Genealogy
- BILLINGS – “‘The Mayor of Framingham’” (Charles A. Billings) on Passage to the Past’s Blog
- BITZING – “Minnie Bitzing” by NikiMarie on My People in History
- BONIWELL – “Richard Boniwell Loses Everything to His Creditors in 1849” by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Ancestors at Rest
- BOUGON – “Une anecdote sure Clémence Bougon” by Marine on Dans les branches [in French]
- BOWLING – “Elizabeth Bowling and the Catholic Martyr” by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained
- BROMLEY – “Abbotts Bromley (c1829-?), West Browmich” on Joynealogy
- BROWN – “Allen Moses Brown, MS Farmer” by Colleen G. Brown Pasquale on Leaves & Branches
- BROWN – “Henry Brown & the Higledee Pigledee Land Lot” by Bill West on West in New England
- BROWN – “Henry Brown (c. 1843- c. 1888)” by D. Taylor on D. Taylor’s Genealogy
- BUDNY – “Phyllis Budny, Inmate at Good Shephard” by Caroll on Trace Your Genealogy
- BURR – “Harriet Burr” by Gail Pullyblank on Family History Etc.
- CARLSON – “Walter Eric Carlson” by Jessica Carlson on Carlson and Carrico Family History
- CHASE – “Hubert Ami Chase” on Chasing Dead Relatives
- CHRISTIE – “Tale of 2 John Denis Christie’s (b. 1889 & 1891)” by Linda Albert on My Acadian Roots
- COBINE – “Mary Charlotte Cobine” on Jenna’s Gene Weblog
- COBURN – “Hannah Jane Coburn Born April 30, 1850 in Texas” by Aymee Lubinski on My Ancestor’s Leaves
- COCHRAN – “Crazy Quilt – Emeline Cochran Stout” by Vera Marie Badertscher on Ancestors in Aprons
- CORNELIUS – “Cynthia Ann ‘Cincianna’ Cornelius Tidwell 1820-1906 AL” by Beverly McGowan Norman on Roots, Branches, and a Few Nuts
- COSTELLO – “Ancestor Story – David Anthony Costello” on thegenealogygirl
- CROTINGER – “Isabelle Minnie (Crotinger) Coffman” by genohio on Flowers on the Family Tree
- DAVIES – “Elizabeth Davies 1871-1960” by Rhosyncoch on Stalking the Dead
- DEWS – “The Dews Babies” (Dews and Delphine “Della” Dews) by Carol on Reflections From the Fence
- DICKES – “Albert E. Dickes” by Tina Marie Chase on Random
- DICKES – “Albert J. Dickes” by Tina Marie Chase on Random
- DONALDSON – “The Sad Saga of Sarah Donaldson Kerr” by Sally Knudsen on SallySearches
- DUKES – “Grandma Ella” (Louella Dukes Pruitt) by Amy Cole on Tracing Amy
- DUPREY – “Eugene Duprey” by Denise Coughlin on Denise’s Genealogy Journey
- EAKIN – “Minerva Luella Eakin” on Chasing Dead Relatives
- EDENBOROUGH – “Alan Edenborough” by Jennie Fairs on Edenborough One Name Study
- ELLSWORTH – “Mildred’s First Sight of Ed” by Fran Ellsworth on Branching Out Through the Years
- ENGDAHL – “Hilma Albertina Engdahl Kellison (1891-1984)” by Karen on Karen’s Genealogy Oasis
- ENGLE – “Ella Eliza Engle” by Jana Last on Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog
- ESTERLINE – “My 1st Cousin Barbara Ann Esterline-Hill” by Gwen Eads on Eads and Allied Families
- EVANS – “Good ‘E[a]v(e/a)ns! Elijah Evans, Born 26 January 1888 West Bromwich” by Kirsty Gray on Family Wise Ltd
- EVERETT – “Elizabeth is a Mystery Connected to Nathaniel Everett II” by Judy Everett Ramos on Fort Worth Genealogy Examiner
- FIDDLER – “Mary Elizabeth Fiddler (Belknap)” by Jacqueline Foster on My Journey Back
- FLANAGAN – “My 2nd Great Grandfather, Irish-Born Patrick Flanagan (d. 1925)” by Colleen Greene on Colleen and Jeff’s Roots
- FOLTS – “Olive J. Folts Kinney” by Jackie on Voices of Yesterday
- FULLER – “Dafull’s Story” by Minnie Becton on How Did I Get Here: From Africa to North Carolina
- GIBBONS – “James Gibbons” by Pam Carter on My Maine Ancestry
- GRÉJON – “Etienne Gréjon” by Marine on Dans les branches [in French]
- GUELLBERT/GILBERT – “Josephine Guellbert (Gilbert)” by Cindy Freed on Genealogy Circle
- HAIRSTON – “James Hairston Who Died in Falls County, Texas on March 25, 1905” by Diana on Moments in Time
- HAIRSTON – “Samuel B. Hairston of Georgia and Alabama” by Diana on Moments in Time
- HANSON – “Benjamin Hanson (1790-1883), Langley Green” on Joynealogy
- HENRY – “Aaron Henry in Two Places at Once?” by Vickie Chupurdia on Vintage Vickie
- HETLET – “Odin Hetlet, Spanish Flu Survivor” on Notes From the Past
- HINDMAN – “William Glen Hindman” by Kay Bauman on Relative Storyboards
- HOOVER – “Sibyl Hoover of Gibson City, IL: A Year Abroad (1907-1908)” by Susan McNelley on Tracings by SAM
- HOUSTON – “John Young Houston (Jr)” by Juli D. Quinteros de Hernandez
- HOWVER – “Sarah Ellen Howver: Matriarch of a Family with the Wanderlust Gene” by Susan McNelley on Tracings by SAM
- HUBBARD – “Alonzo H. Hubbard (1840-1904)” by famfinder4 on The Stories Found Among the Leaves
- JOHNS – “Luther William Johns” by Charlie on Carolina Family Roots
- JONES – “Three Ancestors Ago – Dillard Jones” by Heather on Chasing the Past
- JONES – “James Augustus Jones 1841-1911” by Ann Hinds on Yeakley/Jones Family History
- JONES – “William H. Jones – Carpenter, Physician, and Welsh Immigrant” by Chelsea on All Roads Lead to Jones
- JOLLETT – “Tabatha Jollett” by Wendy on Jollett Etc.
- KEAST – “William Keast – Clark in the Naval Hospital” by Lynne Black on starryblackness
- KEITHLEY – “Enoch Keithley” by Donna Brown on DonnaB’s Weblog
- LEPPIN – “Leppin & Lenschow Wedding” by Barbara Schmidt on Barbara Schmidt
- LEWIS – “Thomas Lewis” by Pam Carter on My Maine Ancestry
- LITTLE – “Agnes Little (1908-1958)” by Ian Hadden on Ian Hadden’s Family History
- LITTLEHALE – “Abraham Littlehale, My 5th Great Grandfather” by Larry L. Sanburg on larrysgroup
- LOGAN – “David Manuel Logan” by Kathleen on Ancestry Search
- LONG – “Herodias Long’s Dubious Precedents in Rhode Island” by Charity Johnson on Past Remains
- LYONS – “Elmira Lyons, Loved Her Community and Her Chickens” by Nellie on Nellie’s Basket
- MARTIAU – “Nicholas Martiau, Ancestor of George Washington and My 9th Great Grandfather” by Helen Youngblood Holshouser on Heart of a Southern Woman
- MATHERLY – “Three Ancestors Ago – Reba Matherly Jones” by Heather Jones on Chasing the Past
- MATHERS – “William Mathers ‘The Actor and Dancer’” by Barbara Murphy on My Family’s Branches and Twigs
- MATHEWS – “Emily Mathews: David Cooper & Bert Talbot” on My Family History Research
- McSHANE – “Fr. Francis J. McShane, Augustinian Priest and Villanova University President” by Tim Graham on Photo Restorations by Tim G.
- MEREDITH – “Oh, Canada! Cyrus Meredith” by Denise Lemon Knapp on Roots and Branches
- MIDDLETON – “Oscar and Sibyl Middleton: Gone Fishing!” by Susan McNelley on Tracings by SAM
- MILLS – “William Mills” by Gail Pullyblank on Family History Etc.
- MITCHELL – “Rosa Mitchell Jones” by Andrea Kelleher on How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
- MYERS – “Jane Eliza Myers” by Catherine Pendleton on The Pendleton Genealogy Post
- NEWELL – “What Do You Mean, I Cannot Have a Cup of Tea? Ebenezer Newell” by Mary on Ancestors I Wish I Knew
- PERKINS – “Homer Lathe Perkins” by Linda Woodward Geiger on My Family Research
- PETERS – “Marie Peters Bauer, My Great-Great Grandmother” by Kathryn on Conrad’s Stories
- PETERS – “Milla Susan ‘Millie’ Peters 1856-1891” by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Opening Doors in Brick Walls
- PILLSBURY – “Ella Pillsbury 1859-1943, Long-time Iowa Resident” by Denise Hibsch Richmond on Denise Digs Roots
- PINSON – “William Pinson Pt 4” by Bill West on West in New England
- PITTMAN – “Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Pittman: Parents Lost in the Genealogy Abyss” by Cathy Sowders Fern on Remember Me – Heritage From the Past
- POZNEKOFF – “Polly Poznekoff – Russian Baba” by Yvonne Demoskoff on Yvonne’s Genealogy Blog
- PRYOR – “Benjamin Franklin Pryor, 4th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA” by Elizabeth Richards on Scrapping My Family History
- RANSOM – “Charles Francis Ransom, Iowa Farmer and County Weed Commissioner” by Nellie on Nellie’s Basket
- REES/REESE – “Rees/Reese Family” by Cheryl Miller on Shaking Cheryl’s Family Tree
- RICHARDSON – “William John Richardson (1865-1923)” by Jen Smart on Jen’s Genealogy Pages
- RICHES – “Martha Matilda (Mattie) Riches – She Loved a Nice Car” by MaeveM on From My Material Stash
- RICHMAN/RICHMOND – “James Richman/Richmond (1821-1912) of Putnam, Conn.” by Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings
- RICHMOND – “Andrew Richmond – Scotsman Considered Nebraska Pioneer” by Denise Hibsch Richmond on Denise Digs Roots
- ROLEKE – “Christian Karl Roleke” by Susie Reynolds on Our Families and Their Untold Stories
- ROTH – “The Roth Family, Entrepreneurs” (brother Adolph, Bela, and Josef Roth) by Marian Burk Wood on Climbing My Family Tree
- SALTER – “Florence Lavinia Salter – The Lure of the Big City” by Brenda Smith on Branching Out
- SAMUEL – “Family Loss – Jessica Samuel Gray” by Deborah Holman on Who We Are And How We Got This Way
- SANDEMAN – “Another Sandeman Dies for His Country” (James Walker Sandeman) on The Branches of My Tree
- SAWYER – “A Mystery Aunt” (Barbary Sawyer Proffit) by Susan Clark on Nolichucky Roots
- SCHAAF – “Wendelina Augusta Friederike (Schaaf) LIebe” by judysue on Little Bits of Roots & Branches
- SCHUSTER – “Food Roots Run Deep” (Doris Louise Schuster) by Niki Davis on Rooted in Foods
- SEARLE – “Harriet Searle Van Brocklin – Doing God’s Work on the Prairie” by Karen on Ancestor Soup
- SEAVEY – “Lyman Seavey (1837-1881)” by Pam Schaffner on Digging Down East
- SHARROW – “Melinda Sharrow Duprey” by Denise Coughlin on Denise’s Genealogy Journey
- SHAW – “An Unexpected Email is Like a Great Gift – Shaws” by Karen Bruynell on Getting to Know You
- SINCLAIR – “Ellen Sinclair” by Sharon Simms on 52 Ancestors – 52 Weeks
- SKIDMORE – “John Skidmore and a Murder Trial” by cosmokids on Our Family Tree Tales
- SLEZINSKA – “Mapping Relationships” by Joanne Clyde on Do You Know the Muffin Man?
- SMITH – “Ebenezer Smith, Revolutionary War Soldier” by Kessara on Of Loons and Lady Slippers
- SMITH – “Nathaniel Green Smith, One of a Set of Triplets” by Kessara on Of Loons and Lady Slippers
- STANHOPE – “Rodolphus Stanhope” by Dave Lucey on The eLuceydator
- STEELE – “Fleeing the War? James R. Steele, 1827-1902” by Amy Johnson Crow on No Story Too Small
- ŠTELMAHERS – “Indrikis Štelmahers” on Discovering Latvian Roots
- SUMNER – “We Are Sixth Cousins, Once Removed, Descending From Hezekiah Sumner 1724-1802” by Wally Huskonen on Collecting Ancestors
- SWARTZ – “In Search of the Reverend Swartz Family Genealogy Road Trip 24 March 2014” (Simeon and Sarah (Kring) Swartz) by Paul on Ups and Downs of Family History
- TILLIN – “Ernest George TIllin (Berkshire and India) (1874-1905)” by Jo on Full Circle Family History Blog
- TOLBERT – “William Steffel Tolbert” by Cherie Atkinson Clark on Still Digging for Roots
- TROKA – “Tragedy on Bremen Street” (Joseph Troka) by Brian Zalewski on Zalewski Family Genealogy
- VAN/VANN – “The Elusive Mary Jane” on Skeletons in the Closet
- VANDERPOOL – “In Search of Alaska’s Gold” (William Tecumseh Vanderpool) by Myra Vanderpool Gormley
- VICKERY – “George Vickery (1824-1874)” by Miles Meyer on Our Ancestories
- WALLER – “Irene Louisa Waller” by Cindy Freed on Genealogy Circle
- WARD – “Walter Ward (b. 1916), My Grandfather’s Mystery Brother” by Colleen Greene on Colleen and Jeff’s Roots
- WARREN – “Martha L. (Warren) Maynard” by Leah on Genealogy in West Brookfield, MA
- WATKINS – “Wesley Watkins 1870-1929 Coalmining” by Judi Carroll-Thompson on Journey of a Family Historian
- WEAVER – “Emma Weaver – My Mysterious Great Grandmother” by Patricia Rohn on Shaking the Tree
- WEST – “Peter West” by Jillian Glover on My Ain Folk
- WIEDRICH – “Millicent Wiedrich” by Arlene Baker on Moore Views From the Family Tree
- WILLIS – “Abigail Willis” by Terri on Genealogy Junkie – All Roads Lead to Arkansas
- WILLIS – “Thomas Willis” by fancyweaver on Siblings and Niblings
- WILSON – “John William Wilson and Mary Ann Mathews” on My Family History Research
- WOODLEY – “Margaret Woodley” by Beth Gatlin on So Many Ancestors!
- WOODWARD – “Eva May (Woodward) (Taylor) Rabideau” by The Down East Genealogist on Pine Trees and Pedigrees
- ZAUGG – “Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Zaugg” by Diana Ritchie on Random Relatives
- ZAUGG – “Mary Ann Zaugg **Updated**” by Diana Ritchie on Random Relatives
- unknown – “An Intriguing Note – re: C.E.G. in Newdale” by M. Diane Rogers on Newdale, Manitoba, Canada – Genealogy
Thanks for the mention! So glad that I joined your challenge! It is getting my family engaged and I have found a few cousins!
That’s great! Thanks for letting me know!
I love that you gave us all this challenge … I’ve learned a lot! I’ve also learned that I have SO much more to learn! 1/4 of the way there …
We *all* have SO much more to learn! That’s the great thing about genealogy! And I’m glad to hear that you feel like it “1/4 of the way there” instead of “only 1/4 of the way there” 😉
To me it feels like “We’re 1/4 done already?!” I was 3 weeks behind when I started, but am only 1 week behind now. By last month I was blogging just about every day, using some of the Geneabloggers prompts too. Your challenge really inspired me to write!
That’s great, Beth! Keep up the good work!
Amy, It is going quickly because it si so much fun. I am reviewing & updating what I know about my ancestors. And I am learning about others through all the great posts.
There have been some great posts, haven’t there!
I must be doing something wrong, but I am not getting pingbacks from you anymore. It worked for a while. I completed my entry, “Martin Luther, Yes, THAT Martin Luther,” on Tuesday night. Here is the link: http://mysearchforthepast.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/martin-luther-yes-that-martin-luther-52-ancestors-13/
Anyway, I love doing this, and I, too, am amazed that we are 1/4 of the way through. Thanks for everything.
I’ve been including your posts in the recaps, so I’m not sure what’s happening with the pingbacks.
I’m going to join this challenge. My blog is firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m away from home right now so some of the first few weeks will be from memory – ouch!
Welcome! Doing posts from memory? You’re a brave person! I’m sure they will be wonderful.