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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - 75 year old Cradle Roll Certificate


Wordless (nearly) Wednesday

75 year old Cradle Roll Certificate


Reading some other Wordless Wednesday posts, I was reminded this might be fun to post here.
It was posted recently on the Kinnick Blog of my Mom's daily diary entries, but that is a somewhat different readership... though many are the same, I suppose.

Star Church is a rural Iowa church founded in the 1880s and operated into the mid-20th century.

The names on the Certificate still have meaning to those who remember the church.


Families are Forever! ;-)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - The Smith Farmhouse Prior to Demolition


Wordless (nearly) Wednesday

The Smith Farmhouse Prior to Demolition






This is the farm home I grew up in from about 18 months through High School graduation and continued to visit as our children grew up. This was MY Homeplace, for sure! ;-)

How many additions can you identify in this house that may have been nearly 100 years from birth when it was demolished as it entered the 21st century??

Many, many memories created here...  ;-)


But, as always, Families are Forever! ;-)  Even if the house isn't there any more! ;-)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

52 Ancestors - #37 John and Mary (Isaac) Kinnick


52 Ancestors
#37 John and Mary (Isaac) Kinnick

This year, Amy Johnson Crow has issues a new 52 weeks blogging challenge:

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
 
on her No Story Too Small blog.


The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.

My approach:
I have made this a Tuesday Theme, and, use it to enhance my WikiTree ancestor profiles. That is, focus on a different ancestor on my WikiTree list of profiles, each week (include possibly adding new profiles), Great idea! Thanks to Randy Seaver's post for bringing this to my attention!
Note: Third shift (not change) to approach. Beginning with #25, I will be doing direct ancestor couples.
 

Mary Kinnick, circa 1844


#37 John and Mary (Isaac) Kinnick


These are a set of my 4th great-grandparents, #96 and #97 on my Ahnentafel Report, for my genealogy friends.

Their seventh child, third and last son, was my 3rd great-grandfather, Walter W. Kinnick, see #32, in this series.

John Kinnick (b. abt. 1769, Charles Co, MD; d. abt. 1818, Charles, Co, MD)
married, perhaps 12 Juan 1790, Trinity Parish, Charles Co, MD,
Mary Isaac (b. abe 1772, MD; d. aft 1840, Beaver Twp., Noble Co, OH)

They are believed to have had nine children, all born in Maryland, possibly others:

1. William Kinnick (b. abt 1795)
2. John Kinnick (b. 1797)
3. Percilla Kinnick (b. 1 Feb 1800)
4. Dorcas Kinnick (b. Dec 1800)
5. Sarah A. Kinnick (b. Feb 1801; d. 1 Jan 1872, Kirkwood Twp, Belmont Co, OH)
6. Mary Kinnick (b. 13 Aug 1804; d. 10 May 1882, Ellison Twp, Warren Co, IL)
7. Walter W. Kinnick (b. 11 Feb 1810; d. 28 Feb 1853, Bureau Co, IL) - my 2rd great-grandfather
8. Ann Kinnick (b. 23 May 1812; d. 29 Sep 1872, IN)
9. Catherine Kinnick (b. 31 Aug 1814; d. 17 Oct 1894, Ripley Twp, Rush Co, IN)

I have a lot of information on the latter six, who moved out of Maryland, much less on the first three who did not. Still seeking more information, of course. A fun family to research, and have traveled far and wide, in Maryland, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois doing so. ;-)



What fun! ;-)

Families are Forever! ;-)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wordless (nearly) Wednesday - Annette in an Apron


Wordless (nearly) Wednesday
Annette in an Apron


Annette, Tucson, 1983

Over the past 30 years, seeing our oldest daughter, Annette, in an apron has not been a common scene.

I came across this while looking for photo for the recent family reunion. While I'm sure she didn't wear an apron, she and her husband, Larry, hosted a very large and very successful reunion at their home on Boulder Mountain near Teasdale, Wayne County, Utah. [P.S. She also fixed a really super breakfast just this morning, as well!] So, it just seemed appropriate to share this photo, now...  ;-)


Families are Forever! ;-)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

52 Ancestors - #36 William and Hannah (Healey) Preston



52 Ancestors - #36 William and Hannah (Healey) Preston



This year, Amy Johnson Crow has issues a new 52 weeks blogging challenge:


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

on her No Story Too Small blog.


The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.

My approach: I have made this a Tuesday Theme, and, use it to enhance my WikiTree ancestor profiles. That is, focus on a different ancestor on my WikiTree list of profiles, each week (include possibly adding new profiles), Great idea! Thanks to Randy Seaver's post for bringing this to my attention!
Note: Third shift (not change) to approach. Beginning with #25, I will be doing direct ancestor couples.


#36 William and Hannah (Healey) Preston

These are a set of my 4th great-grandparents, #80 and #81 on my Ahnentafel Report, for my genealogy friends.

Their second child, first son, was my 3rd great-grandfather, William Preston, see #29, in this series.

William Preston (b. 5 Aug 1728, Beverly, MA; d. 9 Jan 1804, Strafford, Orange Co, VT)
married on 12 Jun 1752 in Chester, Rockingham Co, NH
Hannah Healey (b. 3 May 1734, Chester, NH; d. 5 Aug 1812, Strafford, Orange Co, VT)

They were believed to have had eleven children (Thanks to a Preston cousin for all the details on this family. Any errors, are mine!) (I've used Preston here; some records are under Presson):

1. Molly Preston (b. 14 Nov 1752)
2. William Preston (b. 6 Jul 1755) - my 3rd great-grandfather
3. Hannah Preston (b. 25 Mar 1756)
4. Mary Preston (b. 2 Feb 1758)
5. Benjamin Preston (b. 2 Jan 1761; married Elizabeth Kimball)
6. Alexander Preston (b. 11 Jun 1764; d. 8 Mar 1813; married Mary Durkee)
7. Sarah Augusta Preston (b. 3 Jul 1766; married Elijah Blake)
8. Hitty Preston (b. 18 Jul 1768; d. 1799)
9. Joseph Preston (b. 15 Jun 1771; married Lydia Dow)
10. Asuhel Preston (b. 1 Nov 1772)
11. John Preston (b. 8 Jul 1774; d. 12 Jun 1859)

Very thankful for the fine local records in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont! ;-)


What fun! ;-)

Families are Forever! ;-)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

52 Ancestors: #35 Braxton and Araminta (Kirk) Duncan




52 Ancestors: 
#35 Braxton and Araminta (Kirk) Duncan



This year, Amy Johnson Crow has issues a new 52 weeks blogging challenge:


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks


on her No Story Too Small blog.


The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.

My approach: I have made this a Tuesday Theme, and, use it to enhance my WikiTree ancestor profiles. That is, focus on a different ancestor on my WikiTree list of profiles, each week (include possibly adding new profiles), Great idea! Thanks to Randy Seaver's post for bringing this to my attention!
Note: Third shift (not change) to approach. Beginning with #25, I will be doing direct ancestor couples.


Ann Elilza Duncan, daughter of #35 Braxton and Araminta (Kirk) Duncan


#35 Braxton and Araminta (Kirk) Duncan

These are a set of my 3rd great-grandparents, #54 and #55 on my Ahnentafel Report, for my genealogy friends.

Their third child, 2nd daughter, was my 2nd great-grandmother, Ann Eliza Duncan, see #28, in this series.

Braxton Duncan (b. 1798, VA; d. 1859, Duncan Prairie, Mercer Co, IL)
married in act 1822 in Charleston, Virginia
Araminta Kirk (b. 1813, Scotland; d. 1855, Duncan Prairie, Mercer co, IL)

They were believed to have had ten children (2 adopted), I have recorded nine here. The first was born in Virginia, and the rest in Duncan Township, Mercer County, Illiniois, according to my records, at this time:

1. Manitia Duncan, b. abt 1840 - married to Harrison Herson in 1857 in Mercer Co, IL
2. Oscar Duncan, b. abt 1841
3. Ann Eliza Duncan, (1842-1879) - my 2nd great-grandmother
4. Granville Braxton Stafford Duncan, b. abt 1844 - married Rose, maiden name unknown
5. Josephine E. Duncan, b. abt 1846 - married a Mr. Gunsaulis
6.Thomas Kirk Duncan, b. abt 1849 - married Eliza C., maiden name unknown
7. Sarah Virginia (Jennie) Duncan, b. abt 1849
8. Towran Kelly (adopted)
9. James Kelly (adopted)

Both parents (Braxton and Araminta) died relatively young and the children were generally raised by his older brother Buford. I have some of that information, but much needs to be added. I have records that are not yet recorded, some more research would be beneficial.


This is another family I really should do some more in-depth research on… note to self!! ;-)


What fun! ;-)

Families are Forever! ;-)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

52 Ancestors: #34 William and Margaret (Jones) Williams




52 Ancestors: 
#34 William and Margaret (Jones) Williams


This year, Amy Johnson Crow has issues a new 52 weeks blogging challenge:

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
 
on her No Story Too Small blog.


The challenge:
have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.

My approach: I have made this a Tuesday Theme, and, use it to enhance my WikiTree ancestor profiles. That is, focus on a different ancestor on my WikiTree list of profiles, each week (include possibly adding new profiles), Great idea! Thanks to Randy Seaver's post for bringing this to my attention!
Note: Third shift (not change) to approach. Beginning with #25, I will be doing direct ancestor couples.


#34 William and Margaret (Jones) Williams

These are a set of my 3rd great-grandparents, #52 and #53 on my Ahnentafel Report, for my genealogy friends.

Their son was my 2nd great-grandfather, Elias Williams, see #28, in this series.


William Williams married Margaret Jones.

They were both born in Wales. I had Ruthin, a cousin said: Bontuche l Gyffyllioq
I have not determined if these are the same or different. I do not have birth and death dates.

I am aware of two children, perhaps (likely) others:

1) Elias Williams (1838-1920) - my 2nd great-grandfather
2) Mary A. Williams (1836-aft 1900)

Mary married, in 1855, Richard H. Jones (1822-aft 1900).
In the 1880 and 1900 U.S. Census, Elias Williams is listed in their home in Panora town, Guthrie County, Iowa, as bro-in-law (and that he came to the US 480 year prior (to 1900) in 1852. He is listed as naturalized citizen, works as a Day Laborer, unemployed 9 months in 1900, 78 years old. Owns House Free of Mortgage. Further, it states that in 1900, Mary (and Richard) had been 45 years, had 6 children, 6 living, came from Wales in 1850, 49 years in the US; Nationalization space left blank. Cannot Write English, but can read and speak English. [I only have a daughter, Martha A., b. 1868, and a son, John F., b. Nov 1871, as their children. I am missing 4 more alive in 1900]


Again, this is one family I really should do some more in-depth research on… note to self!! ;-)


What fun! ;-)

Families are Forever! ;-)