Author Archives: T.K. Eldridge

About T.K. Eldridge

Consultant/Writer

52 Ancestors 2018 #2: Favorite Photo

This week’s prompt was ‘favorite photo’ and I don’t have just one! My great-grandmother, Hazel Pearl Roberts Reynolds (1900-1990) was just sixteen years old in this photo – and the mischievous look on her face captivates me. This is the … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2018 #1: Almira A. Perkins Holt

Back to doing 52 Ancestors again! This week’s prompt was ‘start’ – so I’m going to start with the first brick wall that DNA tumbled down. Almira A. Perkins, my 3rd great-grandmother. She was born on June 1, 1808 in … Continue reading

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George Reynolds – my paternal 10th great-grandfather AND my maternal 11th great-grandfather

Yes, it has finally happened – my maternal and paternal sides have a common ancestor! George Reynolds was born around 1558 in Aylesford, Kent, England. There is some uncertainty as to whom his parents were – but I did find … Continue reading

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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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