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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Surname Saturday ROUSE Family


This picture is of Lemuel Green Cheuvront and Mary Rouse.
Surname Saturday and I am sharing the ROUSE family.I have very little information at this time on them and will need to spend some more time soon on researching them.

Grace Zion daughter of
Arthur Zion and Muriel Day
Arthur son of Perry Zion and Alta Hall
Alta daughter of Arthur Hall and Mabel Coleman
Mabel daughter of John H Coleman and Alta A Cheuvront
Alta daughter of Lemuel Cheuvront and Mary A ROUSE
Mary Rouse b 30 October 1813 in New York to Smith Rouse and Joanna Green and died 21 January 1904 in Taylor Loup, Nebraska. Mary married Lemuel Cheuvront and together they had 6 children.
Smith Rouse born 03 October 1769 in Dutchess, New York to John Doty Rouse and Hannah Smith. Smith Rouse died the 19 May 1840 in Otsego, Muskingum, Ohio. Smith and Joanna married the 13th of July 1801 in Rensselaer, New York and had at at least 6 children. This needs to be researched more.
John Doty Rouse was born 09 December, 1741 in Nine Partners,Dutchess,New York and died 19 January, 1834 in Lansint, Tompkins, New York. John married Hannah Smith.

John was a Captain in the Revolutionary War. While I was in Washington DC many years ago I copied some records of John at the National Archives. They have sat in a file folder since.
One paper I found tonight is that when he died he had 7 surviving children. John, Smith, Anthony, Amos, Mary wife of William Morrison, Peggy wife of William Clark and Rebecca Rouse wife of Jonathan Eddy. This paper also tells me that his wife was Lida Rouse.


I will share this completely soon.

thanks for stopping by.. Grace

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fearless Females ~ Post 17 ~ Social Butterfly

Fearless Females ~ March 17 ~ Social Butterfly?
March 17 — Social Butterfly? What social organizations or groups did your mother or grandmother belong to? Sewing circle, church group, fraternal benefit society or lodge? Describe her role in the group.

My grandmothers and mother were involved in the church mainly. Singing in the choir and working on church suppers. My mother was involved in the PTA at my grade school. Even though she was crippled from polio that did not stop her. If my father was not at home because of work we would take a taxi cab the 2 1/2 blocks to my grade school so she could go to meetings or volunteer at school functions.

Thanks for stopping by for Fearless Females.. Grace

Fearless Females ~ Post 16 ~ Let's Do Lunch!






Fearless Females ~ March 16 ~ Let's Do Lunch!

March 16 — If you could have lunch (or another meal) with any female family member (living or dead) or any famous female who would it be and why? Where would you go? What would you eat?

If I could have a meal with my female family it would be at my grandmother Grace's house and we would be having Sunday dinner.

The smells would be inviting and the food delicious. Sitting around the table would be my grandmother, aunt Daisy, aunt Lil and my mother. Also you would find the men of the family and my cousins.

We would eat roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy and corn. There would be olives, pickles and little slices of American cheese. And of course pie for desert with vanilla ice cream.

Recently we drove by my grandparents house and I though how fun it would be to live there. To be inside that house one more time.

thanks for stopping by as I post on my fearless females... late on my postings of course but I will get there eventually.. Grace

Fearless Females ~ Post 15 ~ Six-Word Tribute


Fearless Females ~ March 15 ~ Six-Word Tribute

Mother .. kind, loving, religious, beautiful, generous, funny

My mother was unbelieveable and I strive to be like her. I fall short alot of the time but then strive again.

The hardest time of my life was watching her leave us and I struggled with the pain for a year. As I write this the pain comes back to my chest.

She was the rock of our family.

thanks for stopping by for fearless female... Grace

Fearless Females Post 14 ~ In the News Polio Epidemic


Fearless Females ~ March 14 ~ In the News Polio Epidemic

When my mother got polio and was in the hospital her name was in the newspaper along with other patients with this horrible disease.
My sister and I went to Bay town Texas last year and made copies of the newspaper articles.
I posted about this awhile back and you can read that post by going here if you like.

Thanks for stopping by for Fearless Females .. Grace


Fearless Female ~ Post 13 ~ Moment Of Strength


March 13 ~ Moment of Strength ~ Share a story where a female ancestor showed courage or strength in a difficult situation.
So many of these postings around fearless females end up being my mother. She was the strongest sweetest woman you could meet.
She showed us her strength and courage from the day she was diagnosed with polio until her death in 1998. A day does not go by that I do not think of her and remember her with so much love. My mom came out of this horrible disease alive, many did not. She was handicapped, wearing a brace and using crutches her whole life.
This never stopped her. She could of sat home and felt sorry for herself but did not.
She raised my sister and me and had two more children. Arthur Jr who passed away shortly after birth and my brother David. She was involved in the church and my school. She is my inspiration.
She loved her family and loved God. She was sweet, kind and generous. Even if money was tight for us as a family if she knew a friend of ours needed a winter coat that person would get a winter coat. She loved cookies, playing Yahtzee with family and people watching.
Thanks for stopping by for fearless females.. hope that you come back real soon. Grace