Author Archives: T.K. Eldridge

About T.K. Eldridge

Consultant/Writer

Interracial Marriage in the late 1700’s – Eunice Foss & London Atus

Eunice Foss was my 5th great Aunt. Her sister, Fannie, is my 5th gr.grandmother. These two stories were written by another (B.Dodge) and shared on Ancestry for Eunice Foss & London Atus. In 1705 Massachusetts (for which the present day … Continue reading

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Zenas Wilder: Revolutionary War Veteran – 5th Great Grandfather

Zenas Wilder, my 5th great-grandfather, was born to Theophilus Wilder and Mary Hersey in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Zenas served as a private in Captain Enoch Whiton’s company, Col. Benjamin Lincoln’s regiment, which assembled April 19, 1775; service three days. Also … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #50: George Vaughan, a founder of Middleborough, Massachusetts

George Vaughan, my 10th great-grandfather, was born in England in 1621. The location and date are both from his statements recorded and “New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial”. He is first recorded in Scituate, Massachusetts in 1653, and then moved … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #48 Thankful – Samuel Eells

Week 48 (November 26-December 2) – Thankful. November 26 is Thanksgiving in the U.S. Interpret the “thankful” theme however you’d like. I am thankful I kept digging! I found more information on my 8th great grandfather, Samuel Eells (also spelled … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #47: Sporting

Week 47 (November 19-25) – Sporting. Do you have a relative who was involved in sports? Do I have a relative who was involved in sports? Well, my maternal grandfather, Edward Dewey Graff, rode motorcycles and dirt bikes – and … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #46: Changes

Week 46 (November 12-18) – Changes. Highlight an ancestor that went through many changes or that you had to change your research strategies to find. Sarah Allerton, my 11th great-grandmother, was born in 1588 in North Andrew Parish, London, England … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #45: Political Ties

Week 45 (November 5-11) – Free. (Pick your own theme!) Political ties – relatives, albeit some rather distant, in politics. So far – there may be more, but this is what I have currently. Let’s start with the one of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2015

This year, I have much to be thankful for. A kitchen full of food,a roof over my head and warm clothes to keep me comfortable. A car that still works, a friend to share the meal with, and family to … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #43: OOPS!

Week 43 (October 22-28) – Oops. An ancestor who made an “oops,” or one that you made while researching one of them. (We’ve all done it, believe me!) There was a family story about how an ancestor had robbed a … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #44: Frightening

Week 44 (October 29 – November 4) – Frightening: Do you have an ancestor who did something frightening or lived through a scary event? Do you have your own ghost story in the family? Now is the perfect time to … Continue reading

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