- My Price Ancestors, an Impenetrable, Impervious Brick Wall Line. 52 Ancestors, Week 21: Brick Wall
- My Beardsley Ancestors, the Lost Village of Beard’s Wood, My Family Connection to P.T. Barnum and General Tom Thumb. 52 Ancestors, Week 20: Bearded.
- Walpurgisnacht (Saint Walpurgis Night), Saint Walpurga, My Ancestors Named Walpurgis from Tauber Franconia (Germany)
- My Ancestor, Royal Servant Edmund Moody Saved the Life of Henry VIII and Changed History! 52 Ancestors, Week 16 – Should Be a Movie.
- 52 Ancestors, Week 15: Solitude. Quaker Ancestors. Quakers and the Invention of Solitary Confinement.
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Category Archives: Famous Kin
My Beardsley Ancestors, the Lost Village of Beard’s Wood, My Family Connection to P.T. Barnum and General Tom Thumb. 52 Ancestors, Week 20: Bearded.
This week’s writing prompt is the word bearded. Although, my great-great grandfather John Davis Kennedy had a pretty cool looking beard in the photo of him in his US Civil War Union uniform, there is not much else to write … Continue reading
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My Ancestor, Royal Servant Edmund Moody Saved the Life of Henry VIII and Changed History! 52 Ancestors, Week 16 – Should Be a Movie.
This week’s writing prompt fits quite well into the story of my ancestor Edmund Moody (aka Edmond Moodye), his life would very much make for an interesting historical, costume drama movie, or even a time-leaping Sci-Fi story! My ancestor Edmund … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Famous Kin, Genealogy, Religious Tagged 52 Ancestors, Benhall, British American Colonies, Bury St. Edmund, cadge man, Chenery, Christian, Coat of Arms, Cockfield, Colonial America, Colonial Connecticut, Colonial Massachusetts, Edmond Moodye, Edmund Moody, Elizabeth I, faith, family history, Family Tree, footman, footman of the stables, Genealogy, Henry VIII, Hertfordshire, Hitchin, Islington, Kilborn, Kilbourn, Kilbourne, Mary I, Moody, Moulton, Norwich, Panell, Parnel, Parnell, royal footman, Should Be a Movie, Suffolk, The Tudors Leave a comment
My Three Ancestors Named Ursula – 52 Ancestors, Week 14: Begins with a Vowel
When trying to decide who to write about this week, I do have a few ancestors that both their first and last names begin with a vowel, including my eleventh great-grandfather Egidius Egen who was born and died in Dettingen … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Famous Kin, Genealogy Tagged 52 Ancestors, Budd, Christian, Driedorf, Drisch, Drucksen, Dutch, Dutch Reformed Church, faith, family history, Family Tree, Genealogy, German, German Naming, Germany, Hesse, Hohenroth, Indiana, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Le Maistre, Lemaistre, Major General Joseph Bartholomew, Maul, Maulin, Mormonism, Moulyn, New York, North Tarrytown, Palmer, Rufname, Sayn, Sine, Sleepy Hollow, Strang, Syn, Tarrytown, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Urseltje, Ursey, Ursie, Ursty, Ursula, Washington Irving, Westchester County New York Leave a comment
The Ancestry of my 4th great-grandfather Peleg Rogers. Too many men named Peleg and Shadrach Rogers/Rodgers!
Peleg is Biblical name, evidentially quite a popular name in the 1700’s and 1800’s in the United States! It is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as one of the two sons of Eber, an ancestor of the Ishmaelites and the Israelites, according to the “Table of … Continue reading
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Surname Saturday – My Boone Ancestors and Relations
I decided to take the month of October off from my 52 Ancestors writings, the prompts for this month just didn’t appeal to me, but the November prompts are awesome! And in my opinion were more fitting for the month … Continue reading
Rest in Peace Cousin Tony Dow
I used to watch Leave it to Beaver in syndication when I was a kid. I was quite saddened to learn of Tony Dow’s death at the age of 77 this past Wednesday. So, I thought I’d post my genealogical … Continue reading
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Famous Fahey Kin. Actress Myrna Fahey. 52 Ancestors, Week 28 – Characters.
This week’s writing prompt is Characters. Although we are always free to be creative and interpret the prompt however we wish, some suggestions were: every family has a person who might be described as a “character,” or someone named for … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Famous Kin, Genealogy, Uncategorized Tagged 52 Ancestors, 77 Sunset Strip, Actor, Actress, Adam West, Bangor, Batman, Bonanaza, Boyounagh, Burke, Burt Ward, Catholic, Colonial Massachusetts, Cousins, Daniel Boone, Disney's Zorro, Edgar Allen Poe, Fahey, family history, Family Tree, Famous Kin, FBI, Frank Sinatra, Galway, Genealogy, George Hamilton, Glenamaddy, Gort Galway, Gunsmoke, Gurtymadden, Guy Williams, Hopkins, House of Usher, Ingraham, Ireland, Irish, Irish American, Jeff Fahey, Jennifer Lawrence, Joe Dimaggio, Laramie, Louisville Kentucky, Maine, Mark Damon, Massachusetts, Maverick, Mayflower Pilgrim, Minnosota, Mountbellew, Murphy, Myrna Fahey, Newcomb, Nick Sevano, Penobscot County, Perry Mason, Peterswell Galway, Spencer, Stephen Hopkins, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Time Tunnel, Vincent Price, Wagon Train 2 Comments
The First Name Tacy. 34+ Women named Tacy in my Family Tree! 52 Ancestors, Week 24: Popular Name.
This week’s 52 Ancestors writing theme is “Popular Name”. This could include ancestors that have a name that was popular or trendy at the time, or a name that keeps getting used in your family tree. I decided to write … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Famous Kin, Genealogy, Religious Tagged 52 Ancestors, Allen, Amy Adams, Babcock, Baptist, Barber, Billy Gilman, Burdick, Cash Warren, Christian, Clark, Cole, Congregational Church, Connecticut, Cooper, Crandall, Crumb, Davis, England, faith, family history, Family Names, Family Tree, Genealogy, Hall, Harry Chapin, History, Hubbard, Jeffrey, John Batterson Stetson, Kennedy, Kenyon, Larkin, Lewis, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Massachusetts, Maxson, New Jersey, Palmer, Price, Puritians, Rhode Island, Saretzki, Schullin, Scriven, Seventh-Day Baptist, Stillman, Tace, Tacie, Tacy, Tasy, Virginia, Washington County Rhode Island, West Virginia, Williams, Yeomans 4 Comments
My Ancestor James McTeer (Mateer) from Kilkeel, Down, N. Ireland. Lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Related lines. 52 Ancestors, Week 22: Conflict.
I wrote this blog entry ten days early and am updating it today. Tomorrow the prompt for 52 Ancestors, Week 22 will be Conflict. I am interpreting this week’s prompt to mean conflicting records, conflicting family trees, etc. In this … Continue reading
Posted in Classic Hollywood Actors, Famous Kin, Genealogy, Religious Tagged Albert, Alice Jane Peters, Anderson, Carole Lombard, Carothers, Carruthers, Centre County Pennsylvania, Chambers, Christian, County Down, Cumberland County Pennsylvania, Denelson, Donaldson, Donelson, Fairfield County Ohio, family history, Family Tree, French and Indiana War, Genealogy, Ireland, Irish, Kilkeel, Linaberry, Lindaberry, Mateer, McTeer, Mechanicsburg, Meteer, Mifflin County Pennsylvania, Nelson, Northern Ireland, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Donaldson Lines, Perry County Ohio, Presbyterian, Price, Scots-Irish, Sharon, Silver Spring Presbyterian Church 1 Comment
My Cousin Carole Lombard. Our shared Mateer/Meteer Ancestors.
Carole Lombard was an American movie actress who became one of the highest paid stars of the 1930s. She is probably best known for starring in comedies and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role … Continue reading
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