- 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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Tag Archives: England
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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Walpurgisnacht (Saint Walpurgis Night), Saint Walpurga, My Ancestors Named Walpurgis from Tauber Franconia (Germany)
Today April 30th, is half-way to Halloween! For someone that loves Halloween — I am a closet actress that missed her calling! — today is a pleasant reminder that summer, which hasn’t even started, will be over soon enough! I … Continue reading
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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
Posted in Famous Kin, Genealogy Tagged 1 Chronicles, Abednego, Annesley, Beto O'Rourke, Book of Daniel, Cagle, Cartwright, CeCe Moore, Cissy Houston, Colonial Maryland, Colonial VIrginia, Danielle Panabaker, Dionne Warwick, England, Even Rachel Wood, family history, Family Tree, Famous COusins, Famous Kin, Fargeson, Fargisson, Ferguson, Genealogy, Genesis, Hastings, Henrico County, Illinois, Ingram, Isham, Jewill, Kay Panabaker, Maryland, Meshach, MIssissippi, North Carolina, Nottinghamshire, Ohio, Orchard, Peleg, Rappahannock, Rawson, Rodgers, Rogers, Scotland, Shadrach, SMith, South Carolina, Stafford, Steve Mongo McMichael, Stubbleson, Tanya Tucker, Tennessee, United Kingdom, Vanderpool, Virginia, Warriner, Whitney Houston, Worcestershire, Yancey Leave a comment
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 Richard Taylor, the Tailor! 52 Ancestors, Week 20: Textile.
What came to my mind immediately when I read this week’s prompt was several of my ancestors with occupations directly related to wool, including my quite successful Trowbridge and Cogswell ancestors that were identified with the woolen trade and manufacturing. … Continue reading
My Immigrant Ancestor Daniel Strang, Sr. – A Frenchman Who Could NOT Make a Tasty Fricassee!
This week’s writing prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is Food and Drink. I immediately thought of my ancestor Daniel Strang, Sr! Evidently, according to Madam Knight of Boston, he may have owned an inn and tavern in Rye, … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Genealogy, Recipes Tagged 52 Ancestors, Brown Fricassee, Colonial America, Colonial America Cooking, Colonial New York, Cooking, England, family history, Family Tree, Food and Drink, France, French, French Cooking, French Huguenots, Fricassee, Genealogy, Gien, Lemaistre, Loiret, Lorret, New York, Rabbit, Recipes, Rye New York, Strang, Strang's Tavern, Streing, The Chateau de Chamerolles, Westchester County New York 2 Comments
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 14: Check it Out! My Ancestor Rev. Thomas Shepard.
The writing prompt for this week is “Check it Out!” There are a few ways to take this, as in sharing something cool or neat, or something to do with libraries and books. I was inspired to write about my … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Bible Study, Famous Kin, Genealogy, Religious, Theology Tagged 52 Ancestors, America, Bible Study, British American Colonies, Cambridge Massachusetts, Cambridge University, Christian, Colonial America, Colonial Massachusetts, England, faith, family history, Family Tree, Famous Kin, Genealogy, Harvard University, Jesus, Religion, The Bible, Theology, Thomas Shepard 3 Comments
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 8: Courting. My Ancestor Mary Wheldon Taylor. Her Life and Death.
The writing prompt for this week is “Courting”. Either as in courting in the law or courting as in romance. I could write about the myriad of ancestors that are found in Colonial American court records, including the ancestor I … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 52 Ancestors, Ancestry, Arnold, Barnstable County, Basford, Cape Cod, Colonial Massachusetts, Coroners Inquest, Courting, Dennis Township, Duxbury, Duxbury Bay, Edward Doty, England, family history, Family Tree, Gabriel Wheldon, Inquest, Jury of Inquest, Marchant, Martha Cross, Mary Wheldon Taylor, Massachusetts, Merchant, Nottinghamshire, Plymouth Colony, Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest, United Kingdom, Wheldon, William Durkee, Yarmouth 3 Comments
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 7: Landed. February Theme: Branching Out. My Contentious and Quarrelsome Mayflower Pilgrim Ancestor Edward Doty.
When I received the writing prompt for this week, Landed, I considered taking it in several various directions, I do have some British ancestors that were considered Landed Gentry, as well as owners of large amounts of land in early … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Famous Kin, Genealogy Tagged 52 Ancestors, Barrett, Bill Weld, British American Colonies, British Colonies, Calvin Coolidge, Christian, Clarke, Colonial America, Davis, Dick Van Dyke, Doty, Doughty, Dueling, Edward Doty, Edward Leister, Eliphalet Remington, England, Fahey, Fahy, faith, Family Tree, Fay, Fisher, Genealogy, Gooden, Harmon, Jordana Brewster, Lamb, Lavinia Warren, London, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Mayflower, Mayflower Pilgrim, McGuire, Orsen Bean, Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Raquel Welch, Schermerhorn, Snow, Stephen Hopkins, Tuesday Weld, United Kingdom, Warren Buffett, William Bradford 5 Comments
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2021 – Week 46: Birthdays. My cousin the Treasonous Benedict Arnold and the Important Date of 21 September 1780.
When I got the prompt this week and read that it was birthdays, I considered writing about shared ancestors with my same birthday – the 21st of September. But then decided to take a different approach and write about what … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Famous Kin, Genealogy Tagged 21 September, 52 Ancestors, American Revolution, Benedict Arnold, Birthdays, British America, British Colonies, Cole, Colonial America, England, family, family history, family stories, Family Tree, Genealogy, History, Peggy Shippen Arnold, President George Washington, Tory, Traitor, Treason Leave a comment