Category Archives: Eldridge/Eldredge/Lougee/etc.

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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52 Ancestors 2015 #40: October anniversaries and birthdays

Week 40 (October 1-7) – October: What ancestor has a birthday or anniversary in October? My parents celebrated their wedding anniversary on October 21 – 53 years together before Dad died. They were married October 21, 1961. Mom and Dad … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #39 John Lougee’s ‘unusual’ life story

Week 39 (September 24-30) – Unusual: What is the most unusual record you’ve ever found? Or, who is the most unusual of your ancestors? (You can take that any way you want to!) I don’t know if John Lougee is … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #36 Occupations

Week 36 (September 3-9) – Working for a Living: September 7 is Labor Day in the United States. Write about an ancestor and his or her occupation. I’ve always found that what my ancestors did for an occupation, a fascinating … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #35 School Days

Week 35 (August 27 – September 2) – School Days: Many kids have returned to school by this time. What do you know about your ancestors’ school days?  My great-grandmother, Hazel Pearl Roberts Reynolds, told me that the first time … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015 #33 Almira, wife of Timothy Holt

Week 33 (August 13-19) UPDATE:  So, I had my DNA test done through Ancestry and VOILA! I now know where Almira came from! Almira A. Perkins was born June 1, 1808 in Sterling, Windham, Connecticut to Ransom Perkins(1768-1814) & Huldah … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #32 Third-Great-Grandparents – 27 of the 32

Week 32 (August 6-12) – 32. For Week 32, let’s focus on one of your 32 3rd-great-grandparents. (If you’ve already written about all of them — first, congrats on identifying all of them! — consider writing about one of their … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #21 Military Ancestors in EVERY Generation

Week 21 (May 21-27) – Military: This week, the United States will be observing Memorial Day. Do you have any military ancestors? Were any ancestors affected by the military or by war? My family has had members that served in … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #20 Hannah Bradford Ripley – A bit of a troublemaker?

Week 20 (May 14-20) – Black Sheep: Each of us has an ancestor who was the troublemaker or the ne’er-do-well. This is their week. Well, I wouldn’t exactly call Hannah Bradford Ripley a ne’er-do-well, but she might well be called … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #16 Sarah “Sally” Hunt Eldredge – long lived

Week 16 (April 16-22) – Live Long. Time to feature a long-lived ancestor. Any centenarians in the family? I wanted to go on an immense journey, to travel night and day into the unknown until, forgetting my old self, I … Continue reading

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