Category Archives: Graff/Roberts/Reynolds/etc.

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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52 Ancestors 2015 #42: Proud

Week 42 (October 15-21) – Proud: Which ancestor did something that made you proud? Which ancestor are you proud of finding? One of the most heart-filling, exciting moments was when I visited my grand-aunt Ditta and saw the portrait 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: #38 Serendipity or Fate?

Week 38 (September 17-23) – Favorite Place: What has been  your favorite place to research? Which ancestor came from there? I have ancestors from England, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and New England. While the other countries are beautiful – they … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors 2015: #37 The Roberts Clan of Wesley, Maine

Week 37 (September 10-16) – Large Family.  So let’s feature an ancestor who had a large family or who was a member of a large family. My great-great-grandparents, John Milton Roberts & Carrie Evelyn Hawkins had thirteen children between 1887 and … Continue reading

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