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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Surname Saturday Hensley Family Virginia to Kentucky

Surname Saturday Hensley

It is Saturday and I am counting down my Ancestral Name List

I am at my 5th great grandparents Note that earlier great grandparents were done in previous weeks.

This family line goes back 2 generations at this time.  I have not researched them as of yet.

1. Grace Zion

2. Arthur Zion ( 1921 - 2008 )
3. Muriel Day ( 1922 - 1998 )

4. Perry Zion ( 1886 - 1958 )
5. Alta Hall ( 1892 - 1944 )

8. Jonathan Zion ( 1861 - 1927 )
9. Rachel Millsap (1862 - 1945 )

18. Flavious Millsap  ( 1832 - 1910 )
19. Anna Woodmansee ( 1841 - 1904 )

36. William Bela Milsap ( 1797 - 1885 )
37. Elizabeth McGuire ( 1805 - 1835 )

74. John McGuire (1780 – 1840)
75. Lucy Hensley  ( 1782 – 1854)

Children of John and Lucy
Jane (1805 – 1880)
Elizabeth (1805 – 1835)
Alfred (1810 – 1870)
Thompson (1811 – 1888)
Polly (1818 – ?)
John (1818 – 1897)
Martha (1830 - ?)

150. Joseph Hensley (1750 – 1832) born Virginia Died in Kentucky
151. Jane  unknown

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday Coleman John Henry Cheuvront Alta Angeline Family 2nd Great Grandfather Grandmother

Today is Tuesday and time to share a tombstone from my family tree.

Up until tonight I had not searched for the tombstones of one of my paternal 

great grandparents last resting place.

John Henry Coleman born 16th of June 1839 to Elic Alexander Coleman and Catherine Beiler

On 01 July 1866 John married Alta Angeline Cheuvront born 27 May 1848 and died 28 September 1937.  They married Greenwood , Cass, Nebraska. 






Both are buried in Kent Cemetery in Taylor, Loup, Nebraska along with many family members.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Belated Birthday Wishes To My Grandmother Grace

July 6th was my grandmother Grace's birthday.

Born 123 years ago in 1893 to Katherine Gallagher and Andrew Daly in Wabasha Minnesota.

How I miss sitting at her kitchen table drinking ginger ale and eating cookies. As a child we lived about 2 blocks away.  I would call and tell her I was on my way to visit and she would wait on the corner for me.  Sweet loving woman that I wish I could sit with one more time.


Picture is grandma Grace and Grandpa Day first row and her brother Wayne Esler and his sweet wife Mary.






Saturday, July 16, 2016

Surname Saturday Lacy Virginia to Indiana

It is Saturday and I am counting down my Ancestral Name List

I am at my 4th great grandparents Note that earlier great grandparents were done in previous weeks.

I can only go back one generation line in the Lacy family at this time.

1. Grace Zion

2. Arthur Zion ( 1921 - 2008 )
3. Muriel Day ( 1922 - 1998 )

4. Perry Zion ( 1886 - 1958 )
5. Alta Hall ( 1892 - 1944 )

8. Jonathan Zion ( 1861 - 1927 )
9. Rachel Millsap (1862 - 1945 )

18. Flavious Millsap  ( 1832 - 1910 )
19. Anna Woodmansee ( 1841 - 1904 )

36. William Bela Milsap ( 1797 - 1885 )
37. Elizabeth McGuire ( 1805 - 1835 )

72. Robert Millsap born 1773 Randolph, Rowan County, North Carolina to 144.  Robert Millsap (1719- 1793 ) and 145. Ellender King ( 1733 - 1796  died  1842 Hamblen, Brown County, Indiana

73. Marcia Massy Lacy born 1764 Augusta County, Virginia died  1842 Gnaw Bone , Brown County, Indiana. Parents unknown at this time

Children of Robert Millsap and Marcia Massy Lacy are

William Bela ( 1797 - 1860) 1. Elizabeth McGuire ( 1805 - 1835) 2. Jane Bunch 1837 ( 1801 - 1839)
James ( 1798- 1860)  married 1825 Mary Louisa Hanna (1810- 1837 )
Gabriel (1801 - ?)
Anna ( 1803 - 1857 ) 1824 married Pleasant Weddel
John ( 1805 -1892)
Marcy ( 1805 - ?
Gamathiel ( 1824 - 1908 ) married Susan Ann Ogelsby ( 1826 - )







Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wordless Wednesday Christmas Family Photo Time 1957

Today's Wordless Wednesday photo is from Christmas 1957 is of my family.

Dad , mama , sister Mary and my self .  Our dog Lady is sitting on daddy's lap.

I love the white socks and black shoes. This was taken at my grandparents home. 


I loved that dress but can not remember the color the top was maybe brown. I was 9 years and my sister was 7 years old here. Be sure and take note of the Christmas tree behind me. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saturday Night Fun Where Were My Ancestors 150 Years Ago The Year is 1866

Saturday night and the weather here has been stormy.  It is starting to clear up and a I think it is a perfect time to join Randy Seaver Saturday night fun.

Here is my quest...

1)  Determine where my ancestral families were on 25 June 1866 - 150 years ago.

2)  List my ancestors, their family members, their birth and death years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence from about that time, and does the residence still exist?

The ancestors living in 1866 would be most of my great-grandparents, many of my great-great-grandparents, and perhaps some 4th great-grandparents.

The Civil war has ended and the country is recovering from this great divide of our country. Only one of my great grandfathers fought in the war. John Zion registered available for military duty but I have not found that he did enter the military.

1. My 2nd great grandfather John Zion 1831 - 1920  and 2nd great grandmother Mary Cassell 1919-1834 -  with 3 children including my 1st great grandfather Jonathan Zion 1861 - 1927.  The youngest child had not been born yet.  They were living in Decatur Iowa at this time.

2.My 3rd great grandmother Elizabeth ( Carmichael } Cassell 1812 - 1899  was alive . She is the mother of 2nd great grandmother Mary Cassell.  I do not know where she lived at this time. 

3.My 2nd great Flavious Millsap 1831 - 1910  and 2nd great grandmother Anna Woodmansee 1841 -1904  were living in Decatur Iowa with two of their children including my 1st great grandmother Rachel Millsap 1862 - 1886 . Another 8 children were born at a later time. 

4. Bela Melsap 1797 - 1885 father of  Flavious and my 3rd great grandfather was alive and living some where in Iowa.  He out lived 2 wives 

5. James Woodmansee  1816 - 1898 and Rachel Burrell 1819 - 1889  my 3rd great grandparents were living in Decatur Iowa . They are the parents of 2nd great grandmother Anna Woodmansee Milsap.

6. George Hall 1832 - 1892 and Louisa M Reynolds 1832- 1899 2nd great grandparents are living in Evansville Wisconsin with 3 children including my 1st great grandfather Arthur Hall 1863 - 1919. Three children were born at a later date. They were living in Evansville, Wisconsin.

7  Sally Grimes 1800 - 1873 mother of George Hall was living in Wisconsin and is my 3rd great grandmother.

8. John Henry Coleman 1839 - 1922 and Alta Angeline Cheuvront 1848- 1937 my 2nd great grandparents. They were probably living in Salt Lake Creek Nebraska. They married a few days later on July 1st 1866.

9. Alexander Elic Coleman 1805 - 1873 and wife Catherine Beiler 1806 - 1884  my 3rd great grandparents. I am not sure where they were living.

10. Ebenezer Coleman 1781 - 1873 my 4th great grandfather is living in Ohio.

11. Lemuel Cheuvront 1812 - 1896 and Mary Rouse 1813 - 1904 are my 3rd great grandparents. Not sure where they were living. They are the parents of my 2nd great grandmother Alta.

12. Dwight Henry Day 1829 -1913 and Betsy Ann Anderson 1838 - 1938 are my 2nd great grandparents. They are living in Rome, New York. With 3 children.  Betsy is pregnant with her fourth  child Abram.  My 1st great grandfather William Albert will be born a year later and she will have another 3 children after William. Betsy lived to be over 100 years.

13. Harriet Carpenter 1811 - 1905 my 3rd great grandmother is living in New York. She will relocate to Wabasha county Minnesota 2 years later with her children and their families.  Harriet is the mother of Betsy Anderson.

14. John Theodore Lockwood 1840- 1911 and Betsy Eddington 1842 - 1924 . They are my 2nd great grandparents and are living in Wisconsin.  John fought in the civil war 1864 to 1865. Was with the Calvary out of Wisconsin.

15. Hiram Lockwood 1804 - 1883 and Emma Moiser 1820 - 1900 are my 3rd great grandparents and the parents of John Lockwood. Not sure where they are living either in Wisconsin or Minnesota.

16. Augustus Eddington 1819 - 1903 and Henrietta Curtis 1818 - 1882 are living in Wisconsin and are my 3rd great grandparents.

17. Patrick Gallagher abt 1830 - 1898 and Johanna Riordan 1833 - 1902  They are my 2nd great grandparents.  They are living in Wisconsin with daughter Mary. Three more children will be born including my great grandmother Katherine later.  They immigrated to the United States from Ireland about 1863.

So I think I have 32 grandparents alive in 1866 on June 25th 1866
3 Great grandparents
14 2nd Great grandparents
14 3rd Great grandparents
1 4th Great grandparent



Monday, June 20, 2016

Who Is My Strongest Ancestor i Vote For Mama Living With Polio

Little Bytes of Life

Which of your ancestors deserves to sit on the Iron Throne?

The strong will survive!
War, famine, poverty, disease, harsh weather: these are just a few of the difficult situations that may have been endured by our ancestors.
Most of us have encountered one special ancestor who survived a particularly difficult situation, and is someone we think of as “strong.” An ancestor could be considered “strong” for a variety of reasons:
  • Military prowess;
  • Emotional strength;
  • Intelligence;
  • Cunning;
  • Courage;
  • Survived a situation that others did not;
  • And many others.
The ancestor I am choosing to sit on the throne is my mama.



This picture is my mama a couple years before she contacted polio while living in Texas. 
She survived polio and spending months in an iron lung.  Came out of the iron lung wearing a brace and using crutches the rest of her life
She raised  three children and participated in school functions and church functions. 

She did not let being handicapped determine who she was.  My father was busy selling to support the family and mom who hire a cab to take us to our elementary school for Halloween functions or any other activity.  We would take a taxi down town to go school shopping and to lunch.

I admire my father for all he did to take care of his family but my mother faced many challenges on a daily basis. 

You can read more about my mama here
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