Week 44. It’s starting to feel “really real” right about now!
My ancestor this past week was John Kelley, who frustrated me because of the lack of information about what he raised on his farm. I’ve always said that No Story Too Small readers are the best. Be sure to check out the follow-up regarding why I don’t know what he raised.
Week 44. Hmmm, if I’m going to meet my own challenge, I need to step it up into high gear…!
Who did you write about this past week? Tell us and leave a link in the comments below. While you’re here, take a look at what some people wrote in Week 43.
REYNOLDS, Jonathan – one of the founders of Greenwich, Connecticut
INLOW — “Isaac Inlow, Undone by His Son” on Green Family Archives
HARRELL, HERRELL, HARROLD, HERROLD, HARRALD, HARRELD, HERRELD – William Harrell/Herrell (c1790-1859), White Wife, Black Wife, 52 Ancestors #44
On Sunday, when I post, I wrote about Sadie Odom. On Wednesday, I discovered I had written about Sadie weeks prior. SOOO, I wacked the post, choosing another ancestor. I chose Rev. Carroll Thomas DOZIER, a Catholic priest. My confession is at the very end of the post. And, no, I am not Catholic. Good grief!
William Stephen SHEPHERD (1826-1863)
Second Bloodiest Day of the Civil War
I was lucky enough to find rich detail about the battle in which my ancestor sustained his fatal wounds in an old regimental unit history.
CHURCH, Dessie – #7
DROUIN – #44 Pierre Drouin, from Catholic to Presbyterian, then back again
GATLIN – #44 Henry Brown Gatlin
I wrote about my great-grandfather, who was a bigamist! He married my great-grandmother before he filed for divorce from his first wife, and my grandfather was about six years old at the time of the divorce.
HOWES – #43, Herbert Gardner Howes, Deceased on Halloween
MILLER/MÜLLER – #44, Johann Wilhelm Müller, Toddler Immigrant to Broad Bay
HERNDON – William Pendleton HERNDON
Finally an interesting story about how this Revolutionary War veteran was scammed by his pension agent
DONALD, James Sr., my maternal 4th great-grandfather; still a mystery to me what happened to him…
52 Ancestors #44 http://karenskin.com
Amy – have you started to think about our challenge for 2015 yet?
Actually, I have
Let me guess – you’re going to do 104 ancestors in 52 weeks…
Youngblood, Lewis Jacob, Cavalryman in the Civil War, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, #44
MILNE, Charles Duguid and his namesake DUGUID, Charles http://ssimms64.blogspot.ca/2014/10/charles-duguid-milne.html
Barbara Ellen (HAAS) WILSON – First American Birth
WATERMAN, Eusebius B. ~ 52 Ancestors: #44 ~ Eusebius B. Waterman’s Marriage Record
MATILDA of Flanders – Small in stature but left a large legacy
Jacob Hiley LESTER or Jacob LESTER? Strange how for years you accept a person’s name without wondering where it came from. Will I ever know if it is an “assumed” middle name or documented?
LESTER – 52 Ancestors: #44 Jacob LESTER 1812-1842 by Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
PERTIET, Johann, who became John Petit when he came to Saginaw, Michigan
FURLANI – 52 Ancestors: #44 Guglielmo Giulio Furlani, the Brother that Disappeared by Eileen A. Souza at Old Bones Genealogy
METCALF–Michael Metcalf–Have a Seat
BASSETT – William Basset and Bridgewater Massachusetts
Sometimes the person and the place are closely entwined. This time I talk about the birth of a town as well as the life of yet one more William Bassett, Puritan ancestor.
Week 44 – McKinley
TYSON, Chester J- 52 Ancestors #44-Farmer but also World War 1 Food Relief Advisor to Hoover
BASHOR, Martin, why did you move so much? (52 Ancestors #39)
LORD, Simeon (1744-1787) – 52 Ancestors #44
CARTER, Elias Mellen http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/2014/11/52-ancestors-44-squire-of-little-village.html
QUIST, Johan August http://carlsonandcarricofamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2014/11/52-ancestors-week-44-johan-august-quist.html
TIDWELL, Phelon Thomas Young and the Croix De Guerre http://bit.ly/1w0d6tZ
BOWMAN, Francis, 1630-1687, Immigrant from England, to Watertown, MA
NORMANs (with facial hair) http://rootsbranchesandnuts.blogspot.com/2014/11/relatives-with-facial-hair-saturday.html
GRAVES – #44 William Tubbs Graves – My Double Great Great Great Great Grandfather
It is frustrating for me not knowing more about an ancestor than just the basics. I am working on researching all of his descendants -mainly in hopes of tracking the husband of his youngest daughter – since nothing is known about Alexander Beaubier and I descend from them. I am going to make Alexander the topic of my research paper for my certificate in Genealogy and Family History. I hope I can find something to write!
This is about my 3x great grandfather who built a number of properties in what was then a very rural South London.
BROWN Joseph, born c1838 Northumberland, soldier and carpet fitter
PUTNAM, Ira Blossom better known as Grandpa Ike
JAMES, Hannah http://researchergal.blogspot.ca/2014/11/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks-43-hannah-james.html
SCOTT, William https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=2276904055957065208#editor/target=post;postID=6261612826342265096;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=link
Have I missed a post for this week’s 52 Ancestors?
I spoke too soon!