Author Archives: T.K. Eldridge

About T.K. Eldridge

Consultant/Writer

52 Ancestors 2018 #10: Strong Woman – Mary Barrett Dyer

When it comes to strong women in my lineage, there is no shortage of good choices. All of the women of my line that I have been honored to know, are strong – and the ones that came before endured … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2018 – Willard Holt Eldredge

Today would have been the 136th birthday of my great-grandfather, Willard Holt Eldredge. He was born on July 18, 1882 in Willington, CT, the third son of six children and the youngest child of William Hunt Eldredge (1826-1889) and Adelaide … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2018 #3: Longevity

Isabella Dyer, my 7th great-grandmother, was born on July 10, 1729, in Truro, Barnstable County, Massachusetts to William Junisimus Dyer and Hannah Strout. She was the tenth child born of thirteen and the youngest of the three daughters. At some … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2018: #9 Where there’s a will…

“Did you write about an interesting will you’ve discovered or maybe a strong-willed ancestor?” Most of the women in my family are or have been strong-willed. It takes strength to survive the deaths of children, spouses, the rise and fall … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2018: #8 Heirloom

“An heirloom doesn’t have to be expensive to be valuable. What heirloom is special in your family?” I am blessed to have many! My great-grandmother’s silver – complete with baby spoons and salt and pepper shakers; my mother’s crystal from … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2018: #7 Valentine

This week’s prompt “Did you write about an ancestral love story or a Valentine’s Day wedding? Maybe a Valentine that’s been passed down or an ancestor named Valentine.” Well – there were 30 couples in my records that were married … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2018: #6 Favorite Name

There are many names I have found interesting while doing my research – and one in particular is Tewksbury Pendleton, my 5th great grandfather.  He was born 1787 on Deer Island, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada to Thomas Pendleton and Sarah … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2018 #5: In the Census

The prompt is ‘what discoveries have you made with the census?’ If not for census records, there would be HUGE gaps in my tree! They have told me of children born to a family – that never survived to adulthood. … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2018 #4: Invite to Dinner

The prompt suggests to us “Which ancestor would you most want to invite to dinner? Do you have a story of a memorable dinner with an ancestor? Is there a special recipe that’s been handed down?” I don’t know if … Continue reading

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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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