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Thursday, December 22, 2011

ON THIS DAY DECEMBER 21 1958 PERRY ZION Passed Away in Winlock Washington

This is one day late but I did not want that to be a reason to not think of him and mention his name to you.
On this day December 21, 1958 Perry Glenn Zion my grandfather on my father's side passed away in Winlock Washington.
Grandpa lived in Washington state and we lived in Minnesota so I never really knew him. I saw him once that I remember and I know that we visited him when I was probably about 3 or 4 years old. I have letters from that visit in my mother's papers.
Grandpa was a farmer and raised black angus cattle. The land is still in the family's possession with one of my cousins running it and others having homes on the property. I have not visited the farm in over 25 years, but hope to be able to do so within the next couple years.
To read more about grandpa Zion search for other postings on right hand side.

Thanks for stopping by to read this posting. If you think we are related please feel free to contact me. I am always looking for cousins. Grace

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY MAMA IN THE 1930s Mora Minnsota Day Family

I love looking at old pictures of my mom or dad. For almost wordless Wednesday I am sharing this wonderful old photo of my mother on the right. On the left is my aunt Daisy, her sister my mother Muriel. I am guessing she is a young teenager so this is from the mid 1930's. Note the old car in the back ground. This was taken either in Mora or Ogalvie Minnesota I am guessing. Not sure who the gentleman in the hat is. Could be one of my grandfather's brothers.
No writing on the back so a mystery. It now is identified with my aunt Daisy and mother so future generations do not have to make the guessing game. This is the Day family. If we connect I would love to hear from you

Have a great Wednesday.. Grace

Monday, December 19, 2011

Amanuensis Monday 07 Notes On John W Zion b abt 1770 d Bef 1850

Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog) started his own Monday blog theme many months ago called Amanuensis Monday.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."

For today's Amanuensis Monday I am sharing information on the earliest Zion I have in my Zion family tree. Zion is my maiden name.
John W Zion is the first name found in this family. As of yet no other records have been confirmed to who his father is. It is believed his father's name is Zion.
John is the head of the family and appears in Washington County, Virginia in 1789 where he married, November 3, 1789 by John Frost, to Lucy McCormick, born 1722 in Bedford County, Virginia, daughter of William and Agness ( Agnes) McCormick of Bedford County, formerly of Hanover County.
Lucy McCormick's father died in 1775, and after his death, Lucy became the ward of William and Lucy adams, by order of the Court. It is believed that William and Lucy were Lucy's grandparents. This has not been confirmed with recorded facts of yet.

Source Early Settlers of Lee County, Va , Bales , Hattie Byrd Muncy page 541. I do not own this book. How great that would be.
Thanks for stopping by.. think I will go and search for this book to see if available on Amazon. Grace

Sunday, December 18, 2011

FAVORITE Blog READINGS From The Week On Family Research aka Genealogy

One of my favorite articles to read is where other's share their favorite blog readings for the week. I find this a perfect way to find new and interesting family history researchers.  Here are some of my favorite readings of the week.
One listed was Ancestrally Challenged  article on 100 signs you're addicted to Genealogy. Not only did I read that one posting research plans.

Another one is Marian's Roots and Rambles posting on You're Researching but Are You  Reading

Or Seven Mistakes That Are Holding Your Genealogy Back by Free Genealogy Resources

Check out Ruth's Recommendations for more ideas.
Till later thanks for stopping by and keep on researching.. Grace