Cold and snow are hitting much of the U.S. right now. I can’t say that I’m thrilled about that. But I suppose that means that we should all stay inside and do more writing! (You should also do some reading — lots of good posts last week!)
A few days ago, I posted a survey asking for your opinion on doing 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks again in 2015. If you haven’t already, please take a moment and let me know your thoughts.
Last week, I highlighted my third-great-grandfather Philip Mason, who was a Civil War veteran. His pension file surprised me.
Who did you write about this past week? Leave a link in the comments below.
BRUCE – Richard BRUCE who wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson
Three posts in honor of Veteran’s Day:
Thomas JOHNSON, Almost a Veteran
George W. TAGUE – Union Captain and Doctor in the Civil War
My Veteran Ancestors
SUMNER – 52 Ancestors: #45 Cynthia SUMNER abt. 1815-aft. 1880 by Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
MILNE, Alexander from Banffshire, Scotland – a recent find in an old trunk led to this biography http://ssimms64.blogspot.ca/2014/11/week-45-alexander-milne.html
Catherine “Kate” Dove Fawley
BROWN, CLARK, and HIBSCH – My Veteran Ancestors (52 Ancestors #40)
PHILIP JACOB “PJ” SHELLHAMMER in recognition of Veterans Day
DENT — “Maria Dent, Who Lost a Very Important Paper” on Green Family Archives
JOHN TILLEY. #44. Mayflower Passenger
Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, #45
PERTIET (Petit) WITTMUSS, Friederica, the next sibling who came to Saginaw, Michigan
WATERMAN, David Bassett ~ 52 Ancestors: #45 ~ Another David Bassett Waterman
LOUGEE, John – Huguenot and indian captive
BROWN Michael: BSM Michael Brown, Reservist and Inspector of Postmen, Leeds, Yorkshire, born 1876, #52Ancestors #45
Week 45: Just When I Thought I Knew it All? Bryan – McKinley:
HOLLAND, Leroy Thomas – #8 http://denise-livinginthepast.blogspot.com/2014/11/52-ancestors-8-leroy-thomas-holland.html
WOMACK, Edmund Lenwood (1875-1937)
Veteran of the Spanish-American War
COCKBURN, John Sr. My Maternal 2nd Great-Grandfather
52 Weeks, 52 Ancestors Week #45
HARDGRAVE – #45 Francis Hardgrave, Revolutionary War Captain and Major
GUNTHER – #45 John Albert Gunther (Tombstone Tuesday) by Eileen A. Souza at Old Bones Genealogy
FIELDEN, Ann (1745-1786) 52 ancestors #45
BOLTON – Henry Bolton (c1759-1846), Kidnapped, Revolutionary War Veteran, 52 Ancestors #45 http://dna-explained.com/2014/11/10/henry-bolton-c1759-1846-kidnapped-revolutionary-war-veteran-52-ancestors-45/
Typo – born c1759 – Amy can you fix this in my reply?
BARNWELL, John Joseph Lawrence & MCCUNE, Agnes -52 Ancesteors #45- First Generation Americans in NYC
HERRICK, Thomas, brother of Zachariah. He was forced to marry to get his inheritance. http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/2014/11/52-ancestors-45-reluctant-husband.html Also honoring the veterans in my tree this week with http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/2014/11/veterans-among-my-ancestors.html
STEVENS, Sarah Jane: http://carlsonandcarricofamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2014/11/52-ancestors-week-45-sarah-jane-stevens.html
GIGGEY, Edward: Building a house at age 102? http://myfamilytreebecameaforest.blogspot.com/2014/11/building-house-at-age-102.html
EVERETT, John – Served in the American Revolution
I continue tracing my Bassett ancestors in Plymouth colony, heading back to the “first comer” William Bassett, who arrived on the Fortune in 1621. This week it is William’s GOOD son (which as you will see next week is a novelty in this family).
BASSSET, Joseph, http://ancestorsinaprons.com/2014/11/52-ancestors-45-joseph-bassett/
STORRAR, Fredrick John Childs – http://beyondmowat.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/52-ancestors-week-45-fredrick-john-childs-storrar/
Canadian solider of the first world war who served with the 31st Battalion, why did he survive when his cousin did not?
HIBSCH, Alba W, – Printer’s Devil at the Covina Argus (52 Ancestors #41)
W44 : Featuring my paternal grandfather, Percy Bird, who history hasn’t been too kind to !
W45 : and his wife, Nana Marjorie Bird
HUTSON HIBSCH, Betty E., 1926-2000 (52 Ancestors #42)
CASE, George , my husband’s great grandfather. One of eleven children who also had eleven children.
BENNETT, Andrew (1858- 1925) Canada East to Michigan, USA, my great grandfather
I’m still behind (Andew is #42) bur I think I’m fine with that and will just keep plugging away as I can.
TURCOT – #45 Louis Turcot and the sad year of 1748
Marie C C Raasch Hoeffener (1868-1925) – Born, raised, married, had children, and died in Nebraska.
CLAYTON, John Jr. (1795-1876)
LEIGHTON, George (1727-1807)
BRACKLEY, John C. (1818-1897)
BUSTIN, Thomas Herman (1881-1950)