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Saturday, October 23, 2010
Hey there, Genealogy Jedis - it's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) Is there a person in your genealogy database that has the same birth date that you do? If so, tell us about him or her - what do you know, and how is s/he related to you?
2) For bonus points, how did you determine this? What feature or process did you use in your software to work this problem out? I think the Calendar feature probably does it, but perhaps you have a trick to make this work outside of the calendar function.
I was born September 13 on my Uncle Don's birthday. My uncle Don was my mother's brother. He and I both enjoyed this sharing of birthday's and would try to beat each other every year to call first. He was a wonderful uncle and I loved him dearly. He is now gone from us in body and every year on my birthday I still wish him a Happy Birthday
Also on September 13 I share a birthday with Frances Angline Coleman who was born in 1912. She is 1st cousin 2x removed.
Not related but in law relatives who share my birthday is first
Rod married to my cousin Bonnie daughter of my Uncle Don from above
Joseph Pearson who is 2nd uncle in law.
I found this information by going to my family tree program and searching using birthday dates.
Thanks for stopping by.. Grace
(2) Arthur Zion married (3) Muriel Day in 1943. Arthur was son of(4) Perry Zion who married (5) Alta Hall
(5) Alta Hall was the daughter of (10) Arthur Reynolds Hall who married (11) Mabel Jane Coleman. Arthur was the son of (20) George Wilbur Hall and (21) Louisa Marie Reynolds.
above is Tombstone of Louisa Reynolds and Arthur Hall
(21) Louisa Marie Reynolds born 25 November 1832 in New York died 11 March 1899 Evansville Wisconsin daughter of
(42 ) John Gilbert Reynolds born 1802 and (43) Mandania Saxton Grover 1815 - 1855. John and Mandania had 8 children with Louisa being the oldest.
As of this time this is as far as I can go on this family line.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thanks for stopping by.. Grace
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
All are gone from us now. I think of all of them often and have wonderful memories. My Aunt Daisy was a second mom and would take us every year on the train to Minneapolis from Duluth to visit great aunts Grace and Gladys, my uncle Don was also in my life. He married me to my first husband and we shared the same birthday date.
Thanks for stopping by... hope that you enjoyed seeing my vintage photo. Grace
http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/ and did a couple of searches. So far got no results. Will continue my searching.
Hope that your searches get better results.
thanks for stopping by... Grace
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
In memory of Col John Dickenson who died Feb 21 1799 in Hatfield Massachuetts in the 92 year of his age
The Hill Cemetery
Name on headstone
Col John Dickenson
1707 - Hatfield, Hampshire, Mass
1799 - Hatfield Hampshire Massachuetts
Monday, October 18, 2010
What does "amanuensis" mean?
John offers this definition:"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."
Today's posting is of a letter from 1856. It is written to my great great great grandfather Hiram Lockwood from his brother George. George is staking Hiram to land in Wisconsin.
The copy of this letter was sent to me from a distant cousin and once again if not for this blog I would not of heard from him or received this.
The original letter is in the hands of distant relative who was a descendant of George.
Transcript of the 1856 Letter
New York August 29,1856
Herewith I send you a land warrant for One Hundred and Sixty acres of land - with this I want you to enter and pay for the preemption you have adjoining you, which I want you to take the papers in my name, But ultimately for the use of your family. When you have paid the amt that Ambrose and Sturges have advanced to pay for this scrip and the $75 before make $228.60 which you can pay anytime within five years with interest at the rate of 7 per cent per annum. When this is paid by you I will deed the land to your family in trust. I hope you will begin with a full determination to get your family a large and good farm. I want you to answer this letter at once that I may know that you have Re'd it and as soon as you get the papers send them to me by mail. Of the amount advanced I have contacted one half - Amborse and Sturges each one quarter. Should there be another desirable lot joining you that you would deem desirable to make your farm complete it might be worthwhile to prempt it, and then pay for it next year.
We are all well. Hope this will find you so.
In haste your brother
This letter tells us that George and Sturges must have been brothers to Ambrose and my great great great grandfather. Hiram must of named his son George Frederick after his brother George and as to Sturges it was custom at this time to sometimes name a son's first name the same as his mother's last name in her maiden state. Sturges' mother's name was Mary Sturges.