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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 #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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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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