Monthly Archives: January 2014

52 Ancestors #6: Hiram Hills Roberts

Hiram Hills Roberts, my third-great-grandfather, was born April 7, 1827 in Machias, Washington County, Maine. He was born to John Allen Roberts and Fannie Foss. On February 22, 1852, he married Mary Ann Wilder in Northfield, Washington County, Maine. In … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #5: Olive May Lougee Eldredge

Olive May was born October 27, 1883 in Parsonsfield, Maine to Louis Fremont Lougee and Elvira May Smith. Olive was the mother of my grandfather, Lester Fremont Eldredge – and my father’s grandmother. Parsonsfield had been the home of Olive’s … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #4: Sarah “Sally” Hunt Eldredge

My third great-grandmother,  Sarah Hunt was born March 7, 1788 in Columbia, Tolland County, Connecticut to  Joseph Hunt – a veteran of the French & Indian Wars and a supporter of the American Revolution & Mary “Molly” Fuller. She was … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #3: Laura Emma Hooper Reynolds

Laura Emma Hooper was born in April 1858 in Machias, Maine – the daughter of John Andrew Hooper and Mary Abigail Blyather. She married Merritt Emerson Davis October 14, 1884 in Machias- and he died in 1888 leaving her with … Continue reading

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Where’d the name come from?

Of Loons and Lady Slippers comes from my memories of the places tied to my family.  My great grandmother’s family is from Washington County, Maine.  When I was very small, my grandparents bought two hunter’s cabins on Love Lake in … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #2: Henry Graff (1863-1941)

Henry Graff was born May 1, 1863 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the second child – and second son – born to George Gerhard & Catherine Graff. George had emigrated from Baden, Germany in 1848 and married Catherine in the … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #1: Hazel Pearl Roberts Reynolds

A Genealogy challenge…. Amy Crow – a genealogist on G+ set up a challenge – 52 ancestors blogged about, by doing one a week.  Susan Clark did her post and that’s how I found out about it – so I’m … Continue reading

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Singing their songs, telling their stories

When people ask why I do genealogy research, the answer is easy. I do it to tell the stories.  I was started on this path when I was around ten or twelve. It was at one of the Roberts’ family … Continue reading

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