Saturday, December 31, 2016

Book Of The Week: History of Buchanan County, Iowa, and Its People



History of Buchanan County, Iowa, and Its People, Vol 2

Harry Church Chappell, Katharyn Joella Allen Chappell
S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914 - Buchanan County (Iowa)





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Friday, December 30, 2016

Photo Friday :: Another Mystery Baby, Maybe



This series was birthed from the large old photo album I rediscovered in the back of my closet. Many of the photos are from my grandmother's side of the family. There are also unknown photos that came with the album. Story goes my dad, an avid garage saler, picked up a celluloid covered Victorian era photo album on one of his scavenges. It already contained photos of an (as yet) unidentified family. My parents put our own vintage family photos in the album alongside the mystery family's.  As children we marveled at the old fashioned clothing and settings, often wondering who these people were and what their lives were like. Of course, we thought that ALL the people in the photos were our relations! It wasn't until my mom passed the album on to me after my dad died that I learned of the mystery family residing alongside our own!

I plan to share these photos over time, sometimes they will be my family, and identifiable, others will be of the mystery family. Thanks to the world wide web, they may find their way home yet!

Enjoy!



Unmarked photo trimmed from original card
Possibly Agnes Irons, Chicago, IL
Otherwise, a mystery
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Field Notes: Write It Out - Two Challenges To Try For 2017


Have you been wanting to get more serious about your family history writing? Have you been looking for that push, that motivation to get you going? The new year brings two fun things to put on your calendar, to help you grow as a family history writer.

#52Stories Project



A FamilySearch project, "Define Your Dash: Start Writing Your Personal History with the #52Stories Project" is full of prompts and social media support.

Quoting from their blog: Don’t expect to sit down and pour out the events of your entire life in one epic writing session. Just like a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a personal history begins with a single story, followed by another story, and another one. And that’s where FamilySearch’s #52Stories Project comes in. You don’t have to look far for a great series of memory triggers. The #52Stories Project has divided the year into 12 themes, from “Goals & Achievements” to “Education & School” to “Holidays & Traditions,” providing 12 different questions for each theme. That’s a total of 144 questions, giving you plenty of options to choose from as you build your library of #52Stories. The questions are available for download, and you’ll also see a different question highlighted each week on Instagram (@FamilySearch) and the FamilySearch Facebook Page.

Read the full blog post here.



The Family History Writing Challenge



The brainchild of Lynn Palermo (The Armchair Genealogist, Family History Writing Studio), this challenge has been around for a while. It takes place each February and asks you to commit to 28 minutes a day for 28 days. Once you join (for free) you will have access to a private Facebook group, daily prompts and plenty of resources.

Quoting from the website: "Do you have a desire to turn your ancestor’s dry documents into exciting stories?  Have you procrastinated for far too long? Do you want to start but not sure how?  The challenge is designed to help you develop long-term writing habits, provide inspiration and offer some educational pointers in your journey to write your family history stories. It’s time to set the excuses aside and make 2017 the year you meet your family history writing goals head on."

You can read about it here.

So, new year - the possibilities are once again endless! If writing has always been a goal of yours why not take advantage of these two fantastic opportunities?

Write on!


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Video Of The Week: David Rencher - How do I deal with destroyed records in Ireland?

We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos, you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!







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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Frasers of Fife: Generation Four | Margaret Fraser and John Shaw

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

27. Margaret Fraser (Isabella Gibb - 7, Margaret - 2, Duncan - 1) was born November 27th 1827


married May 17th 1860



John Shaw born 1815 - Farmer



children born to this union (all born Kinglassie):


i. Isabella Shaw b. May 27th 1861

ii. Mary Smith Shaw b. July 1863

iii. Agnes Fraser Shaw b. October 1864

iv. Margaret Fraser Shaw b. January 1866

v. William Fraser Shaw b. October 1868




note: Generation Four was (mostly) still living when the Original Tree was created.


~ all information provided here has been taken directly from the John Fraser family tree compiled in 1880 and as such is the only source for these writings - the objective being to record his work for further study and documentation ~ 


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©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Margaret Jane Faulkner {Gen 2}


It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.


(This one is a work in progress. I must confess, I have done very little research on Margaret Jane. Anyone with additional information, please contact me so we can collaborate.)


Margaret Jane Faulkner (Samuel, William) most likely youngest daughter of Samuel Faulkner and his wife Elinor. Her parentage can not be definitively proved at this point, but all evidence points to her being a daughter of this couple. Margaret was born around 1782 in Wallkill, then Ulster Co, New York.

Margaret Jane married Gabriel H Horton on December 9th 1802 at Grahams Church in Crawford, Orange Co, New York.

Margaret Jane Faulkner's children include:

  • Harrison Faulkner Horton b. 1804 d. 1883
  • Female 1 Horton b. 1806
  • Female 2 Horton b. 1809
  • Male 1 Horton b .1812
  • Male 2 Horton b. 1815
  • Female 3 Horton b. 1818
  • Male 3 Horton b. 1822


Margaret Jane Faulkner Horton died June 11th 1855. She is buried in the Bloomingburgh Rural Cemetery on the boundary of Orange and Sullivan counties, New York. Margaret Jane is buried with her husband Gabriel, two possible daughters (not proved yet), and her parents Samuel and Elinor.



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Monday, December 26, 2016

Notes From My Grandmother | Thomas Lineage and Genealogy, Part 2


Somehow, much of my grandmother's hand written and (badly) typed notes and research wound up in my possession. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles and back to Chicago again. It sat, in the dark of my mother's closet, until my dad passed and my mom decided to begin her great purge. Knowing I had picked up the torch, the next generation to pursue the Greatest Hobby on Earth, the papers came to live with me. Unsure for many years on just what to do with them, I have decided to bring them out and share them with you - transcribed, of course - no one can read my grandmother's handwriting! But in her own words; mistakes, rambling sentences, and all. I think she will be pleased her work and her writing are once again out in the light.



We pick up the story with Jesse Thomas Jr., tenth child and fourth son of Jesse Thomas Sr and Rebecah Hampton. Grandma did not have this information. She also did not have Jesse Jr's birth or death. Grandma knew that Jesse married Joanne B Stanley and that the couple lived in Perry Twp and Columbus Co, OH. She knew of one child, Zadoc Willis Thomas, her husband's father.

Jesse Thomas Jr was born July 28, 1828 in Morgan OH. He married Joanna Bell Stanley May 1, 1851 at Upper Springfield MH, Columbiana, OH. 

Jesse and Joanna farmed the land in Ohio until about 1870 when they removed to Oskaloosa, Iowa and for a time ran a hotel. This was the same time and the same place that Penn College was founded. The couple had four children, two sons and two daughters, all born in Ohio. By 1890 Jesse and Joanna had moved to Fort Dodge, IA, where they remained until death. Both Jesse and Joanna are buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Webster Co, IA.



GENEALOGY

Jesse Thomas Jr b. 7/28/1828
                              d. 9/19/1907
                              m. 5/1/1851 to Joanna Bell Stanley
                                                   daughter of Benjamin Stanley and Elizabeth Cobbs
                                                   b. 7/27/1827
                                                   d. 6/3/1904


children:

Benjamin Franklin  b. 5/26/1852 d. 1924
ZADOC WILLIS b. 5/18/1856 d. 6/16/1914 m. 10/1/1885 to Laura Alice Busby
                                                                                         b. 9/26/1861 d. 1952
Elma Luella b. 11/8/1860 d. 1/20/1913
Mary Eldora b. 12/12/1863


to be continued .......



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©1980 Elizabeth Twining Potwin Thomas - private collection

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sneak Peek - Summer Plans

Travelling Faulkner - An Epic Journey - Summer 2017

The journey to Finding Faulkner was a long, emotional and ultimately joyous one. All the people I 'met' along they way, the serendipitous happenings, the bumbling-stumbling-brick wall encounters. The eventual light at the end of a very dark tunnel. I'm now compelled to take another journey, to travel to the places the Faulkner's lived, loved, worked and died. I don't have all the details yet. Or even how I am going to make it happen. But it is a boiling in my blood that I can't quell. An urgency, almost, to tread upon familial land. My ancestors are calling to show me more. Show me the land they loved. Maybe find more pieces of the not yet complete puzzle.

I wish to not only visit home sites and burial sites, but local archives, courthouses, historical and genealogical societies. See if I can't just dig up a few more facts, color in the picture a bit more.

For now it is just a dream.  A burning desire. Wanderlust. But I am planning, scheming and hoping I can make it happen.

I wonder, has anyone felt this way? To stand where your people stood? To immerse yourself in a life long past?  Have you done it? Taken that trip? Thrown logic and caution to the wind and just followed your heart?

I'd love to hear from you if you've traveled your ancestral path.

I'm not much of a traveler. I prefer the safety and security of hearth and home, but I feel I will deeply regret not following through on this - a finishing to a story.

So stay tuned. One never knows what the new year will bring - but I am hopefully optimistic that I can make this journey a reality.

Wishing us all an exciting and wonder filled New Year!

~Anne

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Book Of The Week: The History of Henry County, Iowa



The History of Henry County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c., a Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Record of Its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics ... History of the Northwest, History of Iowa ...


Western historical Company, 1879 - Henry County (Iowa) - 667 pages






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Friday, December 23, 2016

Photo Friday :: Woman Reading


This series was birthed from the large old photo album I rediscovered in the back of my closet. Many of the photos are from my grandmother's side of the family. There are also unknown photos that came with the album. Story goes my dad, an avid garage saler, picked up a celluloid covered Victorian era photo album on one of his scavenges. It already contained photos of an (as yet) unidentified family. My parents put our own vintage family photos in the album alongside the mystery family's.  As children we marveled at the old fashioned clothing and settings, often wondering who these people were and what their lives were like. Of course, we thought that ALL the people in the photos were our relations! It wasn't until my mom passed the album on to me after my dad died that I learned of the mystery family residing alongside our own!

I plan to share these photos over time, sometimes they will be my family, and identifiable, others will be of the mystery family. Thanks to the world wide web, they may find their way home yet!

Enjoy!



From the Mystery Collection
Taken at N. B. Graves in Cairo, IL
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Video Of The Week: David Rencher - How do I find my initial link to Ireland?

We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos, you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!







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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Frasers of Fife: Generation Three | William Fraser and Ann Nisbet

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

26. William Fraser (James -6, Duncan -1) born 1816 - Mechanic


married Edinburgh 1843


Ann Nisbet birth unrecorded



children of this union:



i. Mary Fraser

ii. Catherine Fraser

iii. James Fraser



William died in 1859 in Australia
Ann death unrecorded



~ all information provided here has been taken directly from the John Fraser family tree compiled in 1880 and as such is the only source for these writings - the objective being to record his work for further study and documentation ~ 


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©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | James Faulkner {Gen 2}


It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

James Faulkner (Samuel, William) was born to Samuel Faulkner and his wife Elinor on July 2nd 1779 in Wallkill, Ulster Co, New York.

James married Martha McBride about 1808, most likely in Wallkill, then Orange Co, New York.


James Faulkner's children include:


  • Nelson Faulkner b. 1809 d. UNK
  • Caroline Faulkner b. 1812 d. 10/23/1884 - never married
  • Mary Jane Faulkner b. 1/11/1814 d. 4/21/1902
  • Female 1 Faulkner b. 1816 d. BEF 1830
  • Frances Ann Faulkner b. 1818 d. 1845
  • Nancy Martha Faulkner b. 6/1820 d. 1902 - no issue
  • Anson Faulkner b. 1823 d. 9/21/1899 - never married
  • Antoniette Faulkner b. 2/15/1825 d. 4/8/1903 - never married 
  • Harrison Faulkner b. 1825 d. 9/3/1905
  • Henrietta Faulkner b. 1831 d. 9/19/1900
  • Iantha Faulkner b. 1839 d. 10/15/1894 - never married

James Faulkner was a Colonel in the War of 1812. Occupations included farming, land surveying, politics and hospitality. He removed to Grass Lake Michigan in the fall of 1834, being an early pioneer of the territory.

Col. James Faulkner died 19 Apr 1869. He is buried in the Grass Lake East cemetery, Grass Lake MI,  with his brother, wife and daughter.

You can read more about James here and here.




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Monday, December 19, 2016

Notes From My Grandmother | Thomas Lineage and Genealogy, Part 1


Somehow, much of my grandmother's hand written and (badly) typed notes and research wound up in my possession. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles and back to Chicago again. It sat, in the dark of my mother's closet, until my dad passed and my mom decided to begin her great purge. Knowing I had picked up the torch, the next generation to pursue the Greatest Hobby on Earth, the papers came to live with me. Unsure for many years on just what to do with them, I have decided to bring them out and share them with you - transcribed, of course - no one can read my grandmother's handwriting! But in her own words; mistakes, rambling sentences, and all. I think she will be pleased her work and her writing are once again out in the light.



As THOMAS was my grandmother's married name she did much less research. However, since it was her children's surname she did do a fair amount. When I inherited her box of work I found all that she had uncovered. I have been able to leaf out the branches somewhat, but am still butting my head against the same brick wall that stymied her. Using the work-around of tracing the women, and being afforded the luxury of internet access, I have been able to take the branch farther, and to more exciting places, than she was able to accomplish pre 1980.

The earliest Thomas in America, according to my grandmother, was Samuel. I do not know where she got this information or where this Samuel was said to reside. She also had notes about a Thomas Thomas. According to her notes he both signed the Magna Carta AND was a Quaker in Buck's county PA.

Must have had a time machine too.

Other notes hint that the Thomas's came from Wales.

We really start our Thomas story with Jesse. Jesse can be proved down the line. And as much as I wanted to keep this series strictly about my grandmother's research, I will be bending that rule for the Thomas study. Grandma had a big brick wall with the Thomases that she was unable to bust in her lifetime. Or, perhaps, she eventually focused her research on her lineage - she was very busy joining lineage societies!

At any rate, she knew Jesse Thomas and his wife Rebecca were her husband's great grandparents. She knew that they were Quakers. She knew that they lived in Wesley Township and Washington County, Ohio. She knew they had a son named Jesse.

That's all she knew.

So, let's begin this story with what I know. Thanks to modern-day technology and the increasing availability of archived images, records, books, etc, this story can travel a little farther back in time.

Jesse Thomas is still a brick wall, however.

From the online Quaker meeting records it is learned that Jesse Thomas was born in June 1786 at Chester, PA. Neither an actual birth record, or the names of Jesse's parents have been found to date.

Through some excellent sleuthing by my cousin, we learned that Jesse married Rebecah Hampton, of the Bucks County Hamptons, September 7, 1808 at the Fallowfield MH in Chester PA. Again, we have not found a marriage record ... yet. A trip to Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore or Haverford will most likely be in our future.

DNA further confirms that we are on the right track.



GENEALOGY

Jesse Thomas Sr. b. 6/1786 in Chester, PA
                              d. 2/1842 in Athens, OH
                              m. 9/7/1808 to Rebecah Hampton,
                                                daughter of Jonathan Hampton and Elizabeth Phillips
                                                     b. 5/12/1790 in Bucks Co, PA
                                                     d. 12/20/1850 in Washington Co, OH


children:

Elizabeth b. 1810
Sarah b. 1811
Mary Ann b. 1813
Joseph b. 1814
Deborah b. 1817 d. q862
Philena b. 1819
Joanna b. 1822
Jonathan b. 1824 d. 1825
Eli b. 1826 d. UNK m. Adeline McConnell
JESSE b. 1828 d. 1907 m. 5/1/1851 to Joanna Bell Stanley
David b. 1831 d. 1832

Thanks to the excellent book: Hampton history; an account of the Pennsylvania Hamptons in America in the line of John Hampton, Jr., of Wrightstown; with an appendix treating of some other branches by John Hampton Doan, I was able to take the female side of this union back five more generations!


As I always say "genealogy, the greatest hobby on earth"!



to be continued ........



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©1980 Elizabeth Twining Potwin Thomas - private collection

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Book Of The Week: A History of Rehoboth, Massachusetts



A History of Rehoboth, Massachusetts: Its History for 275 Years, 1643-1918, in which is Incorporated the Vital Parts of the Original History of the Town

George H. Tilton, 1918 - Rehoboth (Mass.) - 417 pages





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Friday, December 16, 2016

Photo Friday :: Baby Big Hands


This series was birthed from the large old photo album I rediscovered in the back of my closet. Many of the photos are from my grandmother's side of the family. There are also unknown photos that came with the album. Story goes my dad, an avid garage saler, picked up a celluloid covered Victorian era photo album on one of his scavenges. It already contained photos of an (as yet) unidentified family. My parents put our own vintage family photos in the album alongside the mystery family's.  As children we marveled at the old fashioned clothing and settings, often wondering who these people were and what their lives were like. Of course, we thought that ALL the people in the photos were our relations! It wasn't until my mom passed the album on to me after my dad died that I learned of the mystery family residing alongside our own!

I plan to share these photos over time, sometimes they will be my family, and identifiable, others will be of the mystery family. Thanks to the world wide web, they may find their way home yet!

Enjoy!




This baby appears to have very large hands
Another child from the Mystery Collection
Photo taken at Gamble in Champaign, IL
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Video Of The Week: Getting Started, Step 3 - Finding Challenging Information

We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos, you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!







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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Frasers of Fife: Generation Three | James Fraser and Jane Tod

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

25. James Fraser (James -6, Duncan -1) born May 10th 1815


married February 22nd 1841


Jane Tod born August 25th 1820




children born to this union:



i. James Fraser b. February 8th 1845

ii. Mary Fraser b. January 17th 1850 m. Wm. Brunton January 1st 1880 - Wm. d. January 31st 1881

iii. Jessie Fraser b. August 20th 1854





James died 1874
Jane died about August 25th 1800






~ all information provided here has been taken directly from the John Fraser family tree compiled in 1880 and as such is the only source for these writings - the objective being to record his work for further study and documentation ~ 


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©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Mary Faulkner {Gen 2}


It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.



(This one is a work in progress. I must confess, I have done very little research on Mary. Anyone with additional information, please contact me so we can collaborate.)



Mary Faulkner (Samuel, William) was born (most likely) to Samuel Faulkner and his wife Elinor, some records say 1773 others say 1778, in Wallkill, Ulster Co, New York. Her parentage cannot be definitively stated - but the time and place of her existence lend a very strong argument for placing her in the Samuel Faulkner household.

Mary married William Crawford on January 25th 1798 at Graham's Church in Pine Bush.


Mary Faulkner's children include:
  • James H Crawford b. 1801
  • Letty Crawford b. 1803
  • William Crawford Jr b. 1810


~This information comes partially from the Bull Family Blue Book and partially from FamilySearch. No further information is available, by this researcher, at this time.~



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Monday, December 12, 2016

Notes From My Grandmother | Potwin Lineage and Genealogy, Beulah's Letters


Somehow, much of my grandmother's hand written and (badly) typed notes and research wound up in my possession. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles and back to Chicago again. It sat, in the dark of my mother's closet, until my dad passed and my mom decided to begin her great purge. Knowing I had picked up the torch, the next generation to pursue the Greatest Hobby on Earth, the papers came to live with me. Unsure for many years on just what to do with them, I have decided to bring them out and share them with you - transcribed, of course - no one can read my grandmother's handwriting! But in her own words; mistakes, rambling sentences, and all. I think she will be pleased her work and her writing are once again out in the light!



Sunday

Dear Friend,

You're lucky - to be living in such a fair climate but Bob worked on the paper in Santa Monica before he went to LA Times. After 23 years at the Times he is now asst supervisor under Burton ? the chief supervisor. He came up to Portland 2 years ago at Thg. time to be with me there - 3 sons that day together. 

But you seem far away - I always thot I'd like to live down there but is too rich for my blood - have a home here and better stay in it. Even Seattle has horribly high rents.  But when Edna Potwin came out to be with her daughter for the winter - I was tempted to take a train ride - I flew to Frisco once but I wouldn't go into LA airport - 

Are you renting an apt? Do you drive? Maybe you could get over to La Canada to see Edna - Stephen's wife and she is a dear - She & I are the only ones doing any research on Potwins - they are popping up all over.

Don - my youngest son - bachelor - was in Pendleton - was told a Francis Potwin lived there - and at our town bookstore I was told that a woman from Ellensburg (next town north) I had asked for the book Elinor - said she was a Potwin - the woman who runs the bookstore knew me so told this woman to phone, but she never did and haven't her name - So it goes - 

My oldest daughter Ruth now lives in Belmont, is in her late 40's and since her husband's death doesn't like to use her car - 

Our winter has been rather surprising - so cold and 2 snow storms - I wish now I had gotten away but I sprained my ankle months ago and then bursitis set in - I am just now getting back to normal - 

Let me hear how you like your new home - I'm sure you will - it looks like spring but weather is so unpredictable - 

Sincerely,

Beulah E. Potwin


~fini~


editors note: this is the final letter from Beulah, however she will go on to live another 13 years, dying just shy of her 98th birthday, possibly in her own home .... her FindAGrave memorial is here.


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©1968 Beulah E Potwin - Private Collection

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Book Of The Week: The History of Massachusetts



The History of Massachusetts: 1628 to 1750

Thomas Hutchinson
1795





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Friday, December 9, 2016

Photo Friday :: Curly Top


This series was birthed from the large old photo album I rediscovered in the back of my closet. Many of the photos are from my grandmother's side of the family. There are also unknown photos that came with the album. Story goes my dad, an avid garage saler, picked up a celluloid covered Victorian era photo album on one of his scavenges. It already contained photos of an (as yet) unidentified family. My parents put our own vintage family photos in the album alongside the mystery family's.  As children we marveled at the old fashioned clothing and settings, often wondering who these people were and what their lives were like. Of course, we thought that ALL the people in the photos were our relations! It wasn't until my mom passed the album on to me after my dad died that I learned of the mystery family residing alongside our own!

I plan to share these photos over time, sometimes they will be my family, and identifiable, others will be of the mystery family. Thanks to the world wide web, they may find their way home yet!

Enjoy!




Cute baby from the Mystery Collection
Photo taken at Holland in Champaign, IL
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Video Of The Week: Getting Started, Step 1 - Finding Easy Information

We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos, you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!









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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Frasers of Fife: Generation Three | John Fraser and Agnes Stenhouse

1880 John Fraser Family Tree
24. John Fraser (James -6, Duncan -1) born 1805 - blacksmith


married at Kirkcaldy 1829


Agnes Stenhouse birth not recorded


Emigrated to Australia 1852



child of this union:


63. i. Jessie Fraser b. 1840 m. G. F. Ware



John died December 28th 1869 in Australia
Agnes died March 1841



~ all information provided here has been taken directly from the John Fraser family tree compiled in 1880 and as such is the only source for these writings - the objective being to record his work for further study and documentation ~ 


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©1880 John Fraser - Scotland

All Rights Reserved


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Robert Faulkner {Gen 2}


It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

Robert Faulkner (Samuel, William) was born to Samuel Faulkner and his wife Elinor about 1776, in Wallkill, Ulster Co, New York.

Robert married Sally Ann (last name NOT proved yet) about 1807.

Robert Faulkner's children include:
  • Male 1 Faulkner b. 1808 d. UNK
  • Female 1 Faulkner b. 1809 d. BEF 1820
  • Samuel Faulkner b. 1811 d. 18 Oct. 1864 - Civil War - Shenandoah, VA
  • George Washington Faulkner b. Dec. 1814 d. 2 Oct. 1897
  • Harrison Horton Faulkner b. 3 Aug. 1815 d. 7 Aug. 1891
  • Male 2 Faulkner b. 1818 d. UNK
  • Robert Nelson Faulkner b. 20 Jan. 1822 d. 4 Jul. 1872
  • Female 2 Faulkner b. 1825 d. BEF 1840
  • Esther Ann Faulkner b. 4 Feb. 1828 d. 4 Feb. 1890
  • Eliza Marie Faulkner b. 1 Jul. 1831 d. 1919

Robert Faulkner removed first to Ontario Co, NY in 1820, (which became Wayne Co, NY in 1823), then to Kosciusko, Indiana in 1850.

Robert Faulkner died sometime prior to 1868. He last appears on the 1860 census residing with his daughter and her family in Kosciusko, IN. He was listed as 84 years old.



*note: This line was very prolific! All of Robert's known children went on to have large families of their own.*



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Monday, December 5, 2016

Notes From My Grandmother | Potwin Lineage and Genealogy, Beulah's Letters


Somehow, much of my grandmother's hand written and (badly) typed notes and research wound up in my possession. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles and back to Chicago again. It sat, in the dark of my mother's closet, until my dad passed and my mom decided to begin her great purge. Knowing I had picked up the torch, the next generation to pursue the Greatest Hobby on Earth, the papers came to live with me. Unsure for many years on just what to do with them, I have decided to bring them out and share them with you - transcribed, of course - no one can read my grandmother's handwriting! But in her own words; mistakes, rambling sentences, and all. I think she will be pleased her work and her writing are once again out in the light.



Yakima Aug 31 - '67

continued .....

P.S.

I have read Thomas Costain's books, that he accomplished researching medieval history, and there is a tale -

Inez my youngest daughter, in her history reading in school, used to remark to her father that his ancestors were real rascals, stole the castles and lands they had, and Dad would just laugh - But, in medieval times the church controlled even kings, and had holdings also, and if a king was pleased with his fighter barons they were given castles - even wives - and lands - taken away from someone else of course.

Now in Costain's books, there are four - researched and published now, real history and true as to the historical facts - So I knew from relatives of my husband who researched too, but all in this America - but Poitevine, Aquitaine was told to be the ancestor's domain and so Costain says, too. Then Amy Kelly also researched and with the help of Costain she wrote Elinor of Aquitaine - who is the Poitevine ancestor -

Her father was quite religious - almost a monk himself - so history reads - the grandfather was a poet and troubadour - had traveled to Spain, etc, but was a rascal. How they accumulated so much land, etc. was probably, as history in 1066 reports, they were given it or stole it-

Elinor was almost 15 or 16 - a beauty, her father had died, her grandfather wanted to get in the good graces of the King, so to Louis (the Fat) King of France he offered Elinor, so Louis, wanting all that land, agreed to marry Elinor to his son Louis VI and he did. She became Queen about 1100 brought all her boisterous retinue with her and in due time Louis (almost a monk himself) divorced her - and let her keep all her lands, etc - Then Henry wed her. Wm. of Normandy had two sons, Henry I - and Henry I became King of England - died, and Henry II was to become King. Henry had lived in Normandy - a lovely place - sunny - warm - so was France. They didn't care for England - the English were rough - it was a cold island - Then Henry met Elinor, married her and Henry became Henry II, King of England -

So the books - 
The Conquering Family
Elinor Of Aquitaine
The Three Edwards
The Magnificent Century

All take Elinor thru the history of England. She had 8 children by Henry, 4 became Kings of England - They as men were brilliant fighters but bad Kings and the English never liked Elinor - but I think you can obtain all these books through a pocketbook dealer - I just have the pocket editions - Random House publishes them but the book stores have a hard time getting them - 

My sister-in-law - in Conn - who hates to read history says she has enough to think about without delving into 1066 -

But my family are interested and Elinor started the Plantagenet line - I hope you will like to find these books too -

I don't care to pay a big price for a hardcover - the paperbacks are just the same reading - 

Let me hear from you - 

BEP


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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Book Of The Week: History of Delaware



History of Delaware : 1609-1888: Local history

L. J. Richards, 1888 - Delaware




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Friday, December 2, 2016

Photo Friday :: Mystery Pair From Champaign, IL



This series was birthed from the large old photo album I rediscovered in the back of my closet. Many of the photos are from my grandmother's side of the family. There are also unknown photos that came with the album. Story goes my dad, an avid garage saler, picked up a celluloid covered Victorian era photo album on one of his scavenges. It already contained photos of an (as yet) unidentified family. My parents put our own vintage family photos in the album alongside the mystery family's.  As children we marveled at the old fashioned clothing and settings, often wondering who these people were and what their lives were like. Of course, we thought that ALL the people in the photos were our relations! It wasn't until my mom passed the album on to me after my dad died that I learned of the mystery family residing alongside our own!

I plan to share these photos over time, sometimes they will be my family, and identifiable, others will be of the mystery family. Thanks to the world wide web, they may find their way home yet!

Enjoy!


These children are from the Mystery Collection. 
Photo taken at Gamble in Champaign, IL
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Video Of The Week: David Rencher - Where does my family name come from?


We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos, you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!








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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Frasers of Fife: Generation Three | Alexander Fraser and Ann Young

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

23. Alexander Fraser (Alexander - 5, Duncan -1) born April 20th - year not recorded - engineer


married 1840


Ann Young birth not recorded


children born to this union:


      i. Jeanie Fraser b. October 31st 1841 d. July 15th 1849

61. ii. Janet Fraser b. February 27th 1844 married A. Short

62. iii. Ann Fraser b. November 29th 1848 married Mr. Carnegie

      iv. Margaret Fraser b. March 8th 1851 d. October 22nd 1861

      v. Elizabeth Fraser b. February 1st 1853 d. February 3rd 1855



Alexander was killed in 1855
Ann died in 1854



Editors note: I was struck by the fact that the mother, Ann, died in 1854, the father, Alexander, was killed in 1855. The youngest daughter died in 1855 as well. My question is who raised the remaining children? Even though these are just names on paper now, they were once living people, seems quite the tragedy struck this young family.


~ all information provided here has been taken directly from the John Fraser family tree compiled in 1880 and as such is the only source for these writings - the objective being to record his work for further study and documentation ~ 


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Joseph Faulkner M.D. {Gen 2}

It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.


Joseph Faulkner (James, William) was born to James Faulkner and Catherine Bull Faulkner in 1770/80 in New Windsor, then Ulster Co, New York. The information comes from the Bull Book and is not definite on the date.

Joseph married Priscilla Faulkner (William, William) his first cousin most likely in New York.

To this union ten (maybe) children were born:


  • William Faulkner b. 1810 d. November 5th 1876 - never married
  • Cassandra Faulkner b. 1812 d. Somerset PA
  • Clarissa Faulkner b. 1812 d. 1903
  • Thomas Faulkner b. 1809 m. Susan Van Vorhees 1828 - Colonel Civil War
  • Mary A. Faulkner b. November 5th 1811 m. Hiram Walsh d. July 29th 1891 Illinois

The next five children are also attributed to this union, but the birth dates given in the Bull Book seem unlikely to be the same mother. More research is needed.

  • James Bull Faulkner b. 28 June 1824 m. Susan Murdock
  • Catherine Faulkner b. 1826 m. J. Wells
  • Martha Faulkner b. 1827 m. Franklyn Coleman d. March 3rd 1859
  • Phinney Faulkner b. 1829 d. April 18th 1857 in Tennessee of Yellow Fever - Reverend - never married
  • John Faulkner b. 1835 - never married

Joseph Faulkner died before 1850 in Dundaff, Pennsylvania
Priscilla Faulkner Faulkner died September 10th 1868 in Dundaff, Pennsylvania


note: this is recorded as written in the Bull/Wells Genealogy Book. This branch of the Faulkner line has not been researched or verified by me. I include it merely to document all descendants. 


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Notes From My Grandmother | Potwin Lineage and Genealogy, Beulah's Letters


Somehow, much of my grandmother's hand written and (badly) typed notes and research wound up in my possession. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles and back to Chicago again. It sat, in the dark of my mother's closet, until my dad passed and my mom decided to begin her great purge. Knowing I had picked up the torch, the next generation to pursue the Greatest Hobby on Earth, the papers came to live with me. Unsure for many years on just what to do with them, I have decided to bring them out and share them with you - transcribed, of course - no one can read my grandmother's handwriting! But in her own words; mistakes, rambling sentences, and all. I think she will be pleased her work and her writing are once again out in the light.



Yakima Aug 31 - '67

Dear Friend, 

So pleased to hear from you - will answer promptly - 

You spoke of moving but didn't say if you were going to Calif or staying in Chicago a while -

I was interested in the Oak Park pamphlet and puzzled too - I was in Chicago a great deal at my aunt's <around 1900 to 1907> she lived in Austin - the Loop (we called it the Elevated) in 1900 - ended at Austin - we knew there was an Oak Park but I never was there.

So they called Austin a frustrated entity - not so - Austin too had lovely wide streets - tree lined 3 story homes - setting back from the street. In 1900 the "L" ended at Austin so can Oak Park claim it as one of their lifelines?

And in 1903 Austin was a well established suburb where Oak Park Ave was still a long empty street - From 1900 to 1906 or 7 the year I was married, I spent in Austin that winter - and my uncle was sputtering about their townsmen calling it Cicero - but it happened.

As a girl - going into Chicago by train - often - we knew we were not allowed to get on a "service car" (street car) - one time I did as I had to take it to reach a friends home - took me on the South side of Chicago (the negro belt for sure), but haven't I heard they are infiltrating on the West side?

My relatives moved to Evanston later and are all gone now - a cousin moved to settle in Maquoketa Ia.

My son Don and I spent a week in Victoria B.C. - a lovely city - on Vancouver Island - had to take a ferry up thro the San Juans - groups of islands - large ones.

Victoria is not only Canadian but Socialistic too - in Canada - no freeways - no hurried crowds. Was really restful after the hullaballoo (?) in America - they string clotheslines in the air - front yards are beautifully landscaped - lots of flowers, but nothing in any back-yard. I looked as we drove about - It was all the same - not a thing in any backyard except a back fence and not much yard.

We've had a long hot summer - unusual - 98 all this week. Ordinarily, we get one hot week in July but not this year - all August was hot to 102 - 

I  have been plagued with some arthritis this past few months in my right ankle - I keep on exercising about the yard and it seems to help.

I expect my son and daughter from Seattle to be here for Labor Day weekend - otherwise like Thoreau (that old tramp) - I enjoy "companionable company in solitude"

I have a daughter living in Belmont Calif now and if I get that far next winter - we might get to meet - here's hoping - 

Keep well - 

Best wishes

Beulah E Potwin

113 N 27th Ave
Yakima Wn
98901



to be continued .........





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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mayflower Month! My Connection to Stephen Hopkins


Stephen Hopkins was from Hampshire, England. He married his first wife, Mary, and resided in the parish of Hursley, Hampshire.  They had their children Elizabeth, Constance, and Giles, all baptized there. It has long been claimed that the Hopkins family was from Wortley, Gloucester, but this was disproven in 1998 with the discovery of his true origins in Hursley. 

Stephen Hopkins went with the ship Sea Venture on a voyage to Jamestown, Virginia in 1609 as a minister's clerk, but the ship wrecked in the "Isle of Devils" (Bermuda). Stranded on an island for ten months, the passengers and crew survived on turtles, birds, and wild pigs. Six months into the castaway, Stephen Hopkins and several others organized a mutiny against the current governor. The mutiny was discovered and Stephen was sentenced to death. However, he pleaded with sorrow and tears. "So penitent he was, and made so much moan, alleging the ruin of his wife and children in this his trespass, as it wrought in the hearts of all the better sorts of the company". He managed to get his sentence commuted.

Eventually the castaways built a small ship and sailed themselves to Jamestown. How long Stephen remained in Jamestown is not known. However, while he was gone, his wife Mary died. She was buried in Hursley on 9 May 1613, and left behind a probate estate which mentions her children Elizabeth, Constance and Giles.

Stephen was back in England by 1617, when he married Elizabeth Fisher, but apparently had every intention of bringing his family back to Virginia. Their first child, Damaris, was born about 1618. In 1620, Stephen Hopkins brought his wife, and children Constance, Giles, and Damaris on the Mayflower (child Elizabeth apparently had died). Stephen was a fairly active member of the Pilgrim group shortly after arrival, perhaps a result of his being one of the few individuals who had been to Virginia previously. He was a part of all the early exploring missions, and was used as an "expert" on Native Americans for the first few contacts. While out exploring, Stephen recognized and identified an Indian deer trap. And when Samoset walked into Plymouth and welcomed the English, he was housed in Stephen Hopkins' house for the night. Stephen was also sent on several of the ambassadorial missions to meet with the various Indian groups in the region.

Stephen was an assistant to the governor through 1636, and volunteered for the Pequot War of 1637 but was never called to serve. By the late 1630s, however, Stephen began to occasionally run afoul of the Plymouth authorities, as he apparently opened up a shop and served alcohol. In 1636 he got into a fight with John Tisdale and seriously wounded him. In 1637, he was fined for allowing drinking and shuffleboard playing on Sunday. Early the next year he was fined for allowing people to drink excessively in his house: guest William Reynolds was fined, but the others were acquitted. In 1638 he was twice fined for selling beer at twice the actual value, and in 1639 he was fined for selling a looking glass for twice what it would cost if bought in the Bay Colony. Also in 1638, Stephen Hopkins' maidservant got pregnant from Arthur Peach, who was subsequently executed for murdering an Indian. The Plymouth Court ruled he was financially responsible for her and her child for the next two years (the amount remaining on her term of service). Stephen, in contempt of court, threw Dorothy out of his household and refused to provide for her, so the court committed him to custody. John Holmes stepped in and purchased Dorothy's remaining two years of service from him: agreeing to support her and child.

Stephen died in 1644, and made out a will, asking to be buried near his wife, and naming his surviving children. ~from MayflowerHistory.com

My Lineage:

  • Stephen Hopkins and Mary
  • Constance Hopkins (1606/1677) married Nicholas Snow (1599/1676)
  • Ruth Snow (1644/1715/16) married John Cole (1644/1725)
  • Ruth Cole (1667/1728) married William Twining Jr (1654/1734)
  • William Twining III (1704/1769) married Apphia Lewis (1704/1793)
  • Elijah Twining (1741/1802) married Lois Rogers (1744/1815)
  • Lewis Twining Sr (1777/1821) married Jennett/Janet Smith (1780/1827)
  • Edward Wolcott Twining (1814/1897) married Priscilla B Ashby (1817/1911)
  • Jesse Louis Twining (1850/1933) married Flora Dell Rowley (1857/1932)
  • Carrie Elizabeth Twining (1881/1969) married Irving Augustus Potwin (1878/1938)
  • Elizabeth Twining Potwin (1904/1985) married Robert W Thomas (1904/1955) 
  • Elizabeth A Thomas (1936 - ) married Robert L Faulkner (1934 - )
  • ME


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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Book Of The Week: Pilgrim Alden



Pilgrim Alden: the story of the life of the first John Alden in America with the interwoven story of the life and doings of the Pilgrim colony and some account of later Aldens

Augustus Ephraim Alden
Earle, 1902 - Pilgrim fathers - 232 pages




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Friday, November 25, 2016

Photo Friday :: Thanksgiving Night 1897


This series was birthed from the large old photo album I rediscovered in the back of my closet. Many of the photos are from my grandmother's side of the family. There are also unknown photos that came with the album. Story goes my dad, an avid garage saler, picked up a celluloid covered Victorian era photo album on one of his scavenges. It already contained photos of an (as yet) unidentified family. My parents put our own vintage family photos in the album alongside the mystery family's.  As children we marveled at the old fashioned clothing and settings, often wondering who these people were and what their lives were like. Of course, we thought that ALL the people in the photos were our relations! It wasn't until my mom passed the album on to me after my dad died that I learned of the mystery family residing alongside our own!

I plan to share these photos over time, sometimes they will be my family, and identifiable, others will be of the mystery family. Thanks to the world wide web, they may find their way home yet!

Enjoy!




labeled: "Taken Thanksgiven Night 1897"

At first I thought this was a random mystery photo, but upon closer inspection I do believe it is part of the Irons clan of Chicago. The woman on the right looks like Agnes Irons from other photos I have. I've seen the girls in other Irons family photos, too. As for the young men? Can't say for sure. Take a look here and see if you don't agree that this might be an Irons family photo.

At any rate, looks like a good time was had by all!



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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Video Of The Week: How to Apply to Lineage Societies: Tips from NEHGS


We watch a lot of videos in the Cave. Webinars, instructional videos, continuing education videos,

you name it! If it helps with our genealogical pursuit we are all over it!

Each week we thought we'd share one we've enjoyed.

Hope you enjoy it too!







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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Frasers of Fife: Generation Three | Agnes Fraser and David Sheilds

1880 John Fraser Family Tree

22. Agnes Fraser (Alexander -5, Duncan -1) born September 6th 1812


married


David Sheilds born 1812


children of this union:


       i.  Robert Sheilds b. 1832 d. 1850

       ii. Elizabeth Sheilds b. 1835 died in infancy

59. iii. Janet Sheilds b. 1837 married Alexander Mitchell

60. iv. Agnes Sheilds b. 1841 married George Dewar



 Agnes died 1852
David died in 1862


~ all information provided here has been taken directly from the John Fraser family tree compiled in 1880 and as such is the only source for these writings - the objective being to record his work for further study and documentation ~ 


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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Sarah Faulkner {Gen 2}

It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.



Sarah Faulkner (James, William) was born to James Faulkner and Sarah Bull Faulkner on December 8th 1768, most likely in New Windsor, then Ulster Co, New York.

Sarah married Thomas Houston about 1792 most likely Near Middletown, New York.

To this union ten children were born (most likely Middletown, Orange Co, New York):


  • Ann Houston b. 1793 m. Henry W Denton d. November 8th 1871 - no issue 
  • Harriett Houston b. August 25ht 1794 m. John B. Booth
  • Gabriel Houston b. May 25th 1798 m. Susan Ann Owen
  • Adaline Houston b. May 1800 m. Rev. Gabriel Corwin d. April 21st 1861 - no issue
  • Catherine Houston b. 1801 m. David Corwin
  • Philinda Houston b. May 20th 1802 d. August 10th 1883 - never married
  • Jane Houston b. 1805 m. Henry O. Bronson M.D. d. May 28th 1878 - no issue
  • James Houston b. 1807 d. California - never married
  • Franklin Houston b. 1809 m. Caroline L'Hommedieux
  • Nelson Houston b. April 20th 1813 m. Sarah Townsend


Sarah Faulkner Houston died February 3rd 1847
Thomas Houston died August 5th 1859

both are buried in the Phillipsburg Cemetery in Phillipsburg, Orange Co, New York




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Monday, November 21, 2016

Notes From My Grandmother | Potwin Lineage and Genealogy, Beulah's Letters


Somehow, much of my grandmother's hand written and (badly) typed notes and research wound up in my possession. Traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles and back to Chicago again. It sat, in the dark of my mother's closet, until my dad passed and my mom decided to begin her great purge. Knowing I had picked up the torch, the next generation to pursue the Greatest Hobby on Earth, the papers came to live with me. Unsure for many years on just what to do with them, I have decided to bring them out and share them with you - transcribed, of course - no one can read my grandmother's handwriting! But in her own words; mistakes, rambling sentences, and all. I think she will be pleased her work and her writing are once again out in the light.



Dear Friend,

I have thought of you often - so don't cut me off your list. Whatever are you doing - living in the folds of Chicago. It can't be the same city I knew - way back in the gay 90's - all that snow. We had an open winter - ground never froze - in this central Wash. Seattle & Portland get the rain - we get the sunshine - no hot summers any more - plenty of snow in the mts beyond us.

I too read a lot of history all last winter - I find I can remember what I read in history but other books lose interest for me - and, I wonder what (so called) historians will say about our present mix-ups - we're a doomed country - thanks to (9 old men) Supreme Court - not to mention our misguided government.

Is Highland Park a suburb of Chicago? I still live by myself (no dogs) but hire so much done - I wish I could live in one of the lovely apts everywhere.

Don and Meg (my two youngest age 40) have lovely ones in Seattle but oh the rents! $170 for 2 bedroom one - etc and Seattle is too much for me - so I'll stay in my own home on a quiet street - Yakima is a lovely city.

I quit the newspapers - can't see they are needed - I enjoy the commentators on TV, especially Joseph Benti - Cronkite, both, and so I've just had my 84th birthday - but live "like 60".

I hope to hear from you soon - you say you are working - wish I could - I wanted to enter Real Estate 20 years ago but got "talked out of it".  Am I sorry!

Love,

Beulah E Potwin

All apologies for not answering sooner - -





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