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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Time Travel Adventure Visiting 5th Great Grandpa Joseph Cheuvront


Genealogy Blog Party :  Time Travel Adventure 





                             


Elizabeth over at Little Bytes Of Life  has opened up a Time Travel  Blog Party. 

            
  • Who is the ancestor you will meet?
  • What question(s) do you need him/her to answer?
  • Is there a problem you can help your ancestor solve?
  • Will you reveal your true identity to your ancestor? If so, how will your visit impact the future? 
  • Will you bring your ancestor to the future to meet his/her descendants? What will be the outcome, if you do ?                                       

How can I pick 1 or even 2 ancestors to visit in my time travel adventure ? 

 I have so many questions for my ancestors.  

Some questions are difficult to ask. So many secrets, so many rumors out there.  

Was one of my great uncles murdered for money or was it really an accidental drowning?

Why did one of my great grandmothers not marry the father of her child. What happened to 

him and will I ever find the real Andrew. Did her parents really disown her and did she cut 

them out of her life.

I would love to meet my great great grandpa John Lockwood and hear his stories and 

struggles during the civil war as an enlisted man.  

What decision made him want to sign up? 

I never physically met my grandmother Alta but I do believe she visits me in my dreams. I 

just want to hold her hand and listen to her stories. 

I would give anything to sit down with my grandmother Grace and share a ginger ale and 

cookie. I have so many unanswered questions.  I wish had spent more time with her in her 

last years. I was just to busy being me to give her the time she deserved. 





I will pick one ancestor to visit in my time travel adventure. 

I am going back to visit my 5th great grandfather Joseph Louis Cheuvront 

Joseph Louis Cheuvront was born on February 2, 1757, in Strasbourg, Alsace, France. He married Elizabeth Ellsworth and they had 11 children together. He then married Sarah Bollen and they had four children together. He died on August 12, 1832, in Harrison County, West Virginia, having lived a long life of 75 years, and was buried there.  Joseph was in the revolutionary war and was a preacher man. 
My questions for him are
Tell me about your parents and their parents and your siblings.
Why did you come to the united states was it really about religion and was there any royalty connections with your parents?
Tell me stories about the adventures you had during the revolutionary war. Did you see battle or were you a minister to the troops?
What was happening with your family members life that caused you to write that letter scolding them and their behavior shortly before your death?   
I would not tell him I was from the future since I may be accused of witchcraft. 
             

Military

29 Aug,1864 • Fond du Lac Cou

Military

29 Aug,1864 • Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA

Enlisted with the Wisconsin 2nd Calvary. Fought in the civil war for the Union for 1 Year. His brother enlisted with him. I Grace found his civil war records at the National Archives in Washington DCnty, Wisconsin, USA

Enlisted with the Wisconsin 2nd Calvary. Fought in the civil war for the Union for 1 Year. His brother enlisted with him. I Grace found his civil war records at the National Archives in Washington DC

4 comments:

  1. Joseph sounds like he had an interesting life. You mentioned asking about any royal connections - are there some clues suggesting he had a tie?

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    1. Just family lore at this moment. Thank you for your question. We just returned from wintering in Nevada so I was away from my computer for 7 days.

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  2. Good point about being accused of witchcraft!

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  3. You've chosen some great questions to ask Joseph. If only we really could ask our ancestors some questions!

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