Monthly Archives: February 2015

what’s deeds got to do with it? (52 Ancestors #8)

Week 8 (Feb 19-25):  “Good Deeds” ———————————————————- I find deeds boring.  There.  I said it.  Not deeds, of  the doing-of-things variety, but, deeds, of the document variety…  BoRRRinggg.  So my initial reaction to this week’s theme was a little on the wrinkled nose … Continue reading

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scalped (52 Ancestors #7)

Week 7 (Feb 12-18):  “Love” ——————————————— Martha LOVE (ca 1784 VA-aft. Sept. 1, 1850), wife of my 3rd great grandfather John FALLS, Jr.’s, brother Thomas FALLS (ca 1780 VA-bef. Sept. 3, 1850), had only one child that I’ve as yet ascertained, that … Continue reading

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chauncey roscoe piety (52 Ancestors #6)

Theme, Week 6 (Feb. 5-11):  “so far away” ———————————————————————– Say the phrase, “so far away,” and straight to my mind comes prolific composer Carole King’s song, “So Far Away,” the first few lines of the tune playing unbid in my head. Just … Continue reading

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pressed to death: giles corey (52 Ancestors #5)

Theme, Week 5 (Jan. 29-Feb. 4):  “plowing through” —————————————————————————————— From my previous blog post, focusing on Elizabeth JESSOP, a Quaker 5th great-grandmother, I decided to continue plowing upwards through the material I had on her line to, her father, Thomas JESSOP, I … Continue reading

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