Wednesday, March 31, 2010

When History & Homeschooling Meet

Last week I read The World and Works of Louisa May Alcott

Like many girls, I enjoyed her children's books.  I just read one of her grown-up tales, A Long Fatal Love Chase, and also loved it.

Reading her biography was like a study in Massachusetts and Connecticut genealogy and history.  Names and places were all "home" to me, and I was happy to finally learn more about her family.

One of the interesting things I learned from her biography was this:

Amos Bronson Alcott, Louisa May's father, is also the father of child-led education.

Isn't that something?  I love it when two of my interests or major things in my life meet.  It is like a gardner finding secret family documents buried in their flower bed (if only something that exciting would happen!), or a yard saler finding a book that was gifted to a grandmother decades ago.


Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley

Sunday, March 28, 2010

William W. Winsor Revisited

As I always tell budding genealogists, never underestimate the power of a Google search.

Back in December, I mentioned finding a William Winsor who was the right age to be my great-great-great grandfather in the 1860 census of Tatooch (Tatoosh) Island, Clallam County, Washington.  Since my William disappears after 1860 and I cannot find a death record in Massachusetts, I felt certain this was the same person.

The history that the Clallam County Historical Society and others have on William state that he, as well as Rufus Holmes, the first settler of Port Angeles (a name my fellow Twi-Hards will recognize) was a bachelor.  The very kind and helpful research librarians could not find any information on William's death, or anything beyond the histories I had located online already.

Rufus Holmes, William Winsor and Alexander Sampson, all of Duxbury, Massachusetts, were married with children.  So was this simply a mistake on the part of the people writing a history for Clallam County, or a coincidence of names and birth dates?

It turns out that it is an error in the written history.

Today I returned to William W. Winsor.  I Googled "William W. Winsor" and "Duxbury", and came up with this result for the Duxbury Clipper.

If you go to the second page, the first 3 columns of the article talk about how Rufus Holmes left Duxbury to go to Port Angeles, purchased a schooner to begin shipping fresh halibut to San Francisco, and brought in his childhood friend, William W. Winsor - first cousin to Rufus's wife, Clara.

The article goes on to say that the other Duxbury native they invited into their business venture was Captain Alexander Sampson.  Captain Sampson kept a diary of his time in Port Angeles.

While the article does not say what became of William, it confirms for me that my great-great-great grandfather, the William Winsor who is credited with being one of the early settlers of Port Angeles, and the William Winsor found at Tatooch Island in the 1860 census as the lightkeeper are the same man.

Next step?

I have contacted both the Duxbury Free Library and the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society to see if either one has a copy of Captain Sampson's diary.

It would feel great, not just to know my great-great-great grandfather was one of the founders of the city made famous by the "Twilight" series, which I must admit to loving, but also to know where he went from there.  I have no death date on him and I do not know if he remained at Tatoosh Island or Port Angeles.

I only know that he would have died sometime after 1860, and that it could have happened in Washington or Massachusetts... Or anywhere in between! 

That is quite a large "in between". 

Let's hope that Captain Sampson's diary was preserved and may at least shed a little more light on my great-great-great grandfather's life in the Port Angeles area.


Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Focus on Vital Records

Although I was a bit burned out on research the past week, I did not want to let things sit idle while I focused on other tasks.  I sent out a handful of requests for vital records, so that something genealogical was accomplished while I directed my energies elsewhere.

I am adamant about the collecting of primary sources.  That which cannot be found online must be obtained from the appropriate authority.  In my case, most of the time, I am writing to the Town Clerk of the town in which the event occurred.

Requesting Vital Records

I send a letter to the Town Clerk, which states that I am requesting the record for genealogical purposes.  I give the date, or at least a date range, and as much identifying information as possible.  If there is something I am specifically seeking (perhaps a decedent's mother's maiden name), I state that in the letter, just to ensure that all the information is included in the abstract.

Most records in New England range from $5 to $10 per town.  If I am requesting multiple records from one town, I enclose multiple checks.  That way, if they do not have every record, they can return my check, but keep the others.

A self-addressed, stamped envelope is enclosed.  I usually write a little note under the return address, so I know what is in the envelope when it comes back to me, such as "B. Haley death".

I always sign off my letter with an expression of appreciation for the Town Clerk's time and assistance.  They have many other things to do with their day, and searching for my ancestor's birth, marriage or death record is not at the top of their to-do list.  So I sincerely thank them for their time.

Address Book

Information is always changing.  The page you find online giving you information about a town one day may be gone the next. 

When I am requesting information from a town to which I have never written, I call them to verify their address and the fee for a vital record.

This information goes into a separate address book I keep for genealogical purposes.  It is full of addresses, phone numbers, and fee information for towns throughout New England.  You never know when you may find that your research brings you back to a town from which you have previously requested a vital record; it is useful to have the information on hand in case it is needed again!

Organizing Vital Records

I organize my collection of vital records in two ways.

I keep an Excel spreadsheet, which is arranged alphabetically by surname.  Women are always listed by their maiden name (if known).  I record marriages twice, but the actual physical record goes under the husband's name.

As far as the physical records, I organize them the same way.  I have two binders (for now), and the records are kept in archival page protectors, alphabetically.  I have a printed index inserted in the front and, if necessary, back of each binder so I know which records are contained within.

Going Digital

One of these days in the very near future, I plan to scan all of these (as well as other) documents to CD.  This is mostly for safety's sake.  In the event of an emergency, I wouldn't have time to grab or space to store the binders.  However, to have vital records, family writings, and photographs stored to CDs will give me a sense of security.  The physical items could possibly be lost - whether in an emergency or in a move (especially as we move around overseas!) - so I would like the ability to reproduce them, if necessary.

On a pleasanter note, it would be great to be able to email documents and photographs to family members if they are interested in seeing them.  So scanning and saving everything to CD would help with sharing with family.


Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I'll Be Back

I have just been enjoying a little break.  Time has been spent focused on relaxing and reading.  I was a bit burned-out on genealogy after going non-stop for months. 

Since it is Sunday, it is shopping and laundry day.  And once those things are said and done, I will be back to genealogy and blogging about it, as well as keeping up with all of you!


Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tsk, Tsk, "Easy Genealogy"

I decide to take a little blogging break, and then hear from the very sweet Evelyn that Easy Genealogy splogged some of my content?  How disappointing.

I am fighting back, of course, and so should you if they do this to you.  Thomas MacEntee tells you what to do if this happens to you.  Yes, that includes sending a letter to Google.  It is definitely worth the stamp.

This makes me very thankful for the community of geneabloggers, looking out for each other!  It is too bad that we are doing something to try to connect with others, and that unscrupulous "people" want to steal our hard work.  Pfffft to you.

***Update***

I am mailing out DMCA Copyright Infringement Notices/complaints to both Google and Easy Genealogy's host. 

When I got home this afternoon (4:30 p.m. Seoul time; 3:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time), there was an email from Easy Genealogy in response to my complaint directly to them (sent via the "About" page).  They said they removed the content.

Regardless, I am sending the DMCA Complaints.  Unfortunately, the content will be gone and maybe nothing can be done specifically about my complaints as a result.

However, perhaps if Google and Easy Genealogy's host get enough complaints, they will shut the site down entirely. 

Go, fight, win!

Copyright (c) by Wendy L. Hawksley

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Revision to Emma's Timeline

Have you ever looked back at something, only to realize you missed crucial information?

Of course you have.  We all have.  That is why, maybe 5 or more years later, when we spot it, we give ourselves a forehead smack and wonder how we could have missed it.

Last night I was reviewing my file on Grandma Emma.  Yes, she is so special in her suspended status as a "brick wall", that I have created a folder based on her.  In it is the timeline I created on her, every single bit of information ever spoken by a relative, photocopies of censuses and vital records, a research log, etc.

As I was reading the tiny, perfect writing in the 1930 census, I had to do a quadruple take.

"This column says...  'Age at First Marriage'...  Ok, ok, it says...  16."

I paused and did some calculations, looked through the papers...

"She married grandpa Erastus in 1888 and gave her age as 25, even though it would have been more like 27 if the age on her death certificate is correct.  Here, Erastus gives his age as first marriage as 25, which is how old he was when he married his first wife, Cora, in 1879.  Right."

I was still processing the information.

"Hm, ok.  Emma was 16 when she married Mr. Regan.  No, this can't be right.  Let me see.  Ack, these lines are too tiny!  I need paper...  Paper."

I held a piece of paper below Emma's line to block out the other entries.

"Oh.  OH MY GOSH YES!  So if she was 16 when she married, then she married in 1877.  At least in range between 1874 and 1879, I'd say."

Then I realized I had never considered her marrying so young.  I always thought that if she was born in the 1860's, her first marriage would have come in the 1880's.  In trying to find her marriage to Mr. Regan, I had limited myself to searching between 1880 and 1888 (when she married for the second time).

The first thing I did was check Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics.  I did not find anything.

Then I went to the New England Historic Genealogical Society site to check Massachusetts Vital Records.  Once more, I found nothing.

I also emailed the RAOGK volunteer for Portland, Maine and asked him to look in the date range of 1876 to 1878 for the marriage (why Portland, Maine?  Because Emma's death certificate and obituary indicate that she was born there; she was not, however, I think it is quite possible that she married there or at least lived there before coming to Massachusetts).

Finally, I returned to the 1880 U.S. and 1881 Canadian censuses to look for an Emma (or Anna or Annie, as she was often known) Regan (or Reagan).  Once more, I did not find any entries likely to be "my Emma", and I am still befuddled by her lack of appearance in these censuses.  Either that, or I am overlooking something.

At least with this new bit of information, I can keep plugging away, and know that from roughly 1877 to 1888, she was the wife or widow of Mr. Regan!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy: Week 10 Challenge

I am currently reading Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. 

What has drawn me into the book is how I can relate to Elizabeth Philpot's compulsion to find fossils.  In one particularly eloquent paragraph, she states the difference between collectors and hunters:

Collectors have a list of items to be obtained, a cabinet of curiosities to be filled by others' work...  They have little understanding of what they collect or even that much interest.  They know it is fashionable, and that is enough for them.

Hunters spend hour after hour, day after day, out in all weather, our faces sunburnt, our hair tangled by the wind, our eyes in a permanent squint, our nails ragged and our fingertips torn, our hands chapped.  Our boots are trimmed with mud and stained with seawater.  Our clothes are filthy by the end of the day.  Often we find nothing, but we are patient and hardworking and not put off by coming back empty-handed.

This particular description has stuck with me, because are not genealogists like that?  Dirtying our hands and knees to clean off a gravestone, or spending many hours going from one place to another in search of information, perhaps traipsing through a heavily wooded area to find an old homestead or cemetery, or cutting our hands on books or card files as we seek out information...

How does this book - this paragraph in particular - relate to this week's 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy Challenge?

I have been utilizing the new Family Search Pilot since its inception. 

At the moment, I am focused on the 1871 Canadian Census.

The problem is that if you search a particular name and age range, you only get those results.  The names are not linked to the whole family or head of household. 

The name I am searching is Murphy in Nova Scotia.

Go on.  Select the 1871 Canadian Census, then type "Murphy" into the search form.  You will get 1,123 results.

Naturally I am searching for Emma Anna Murphy, my elusive great-great grandmother, and using all the variations (and then some!) that she used in the 1900-1930 U.S. Censuses.

However, while I can make a list of which ones are possibly "my" Emma, I have no way of knowing for certain without seeing the parents or family of each result.

This is where what separates the "collectors" from the "hunters" comes into play.

I have put in the time and energy to compile an Excel database of every single Murphy entry in Nova Scotia from the 1871 Canadian Census. 

Yes, I am rebuilding it so that I can now see family groups and ultimately (hopefully!) answer the question as to whether or not "my" Emma is there.

The new Family Search Pilot is a great database, and I highly recommend you check it out.  The volunteers have put in a huge amount of work, and continue to do so!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

From International Mail to E-mail

Sending letters to other countries always makes me nervous.  I wonder if they will arrive.  For example, I wrote to my Hawksley correspondent in England when I arrived in South Korea, but have not heard back from her.  I need to write to her again.

Meanwhile, last week I sent a letter to our cousins in Italy.

Imagine my great joy and excitement to wake up this morning to an email from my 4th cousin AND a friend request from him on Facebook! 

I responded the minute I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes (we are 8 hours ahead of Italy, 14 hours ahead of the U.S. east coast), thanked him for writing, and accepted his friend request. 

Of course I informed him that we will be moving to Germany in November, and that I would be making plans to visit Busca (the town in Italy where some of my cousins live). 

I am not sure if any of them are particularly interested in genealogy or know much about the family, even though they live right there.  The fact that I will even have the opportunity to meet our cousins face to face is exciting enough for me.

If I have to tackle visits to the Catholic church and town officials on my own, I don't mind.  I'll probably spend more time brushing up on my Italian, than studying German.  ;)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Galfre & Bergamasco - family documents

We are fortunate to have a few documents on our Italian ancestry.  Though they do not give us all the answers, they at least fill in some of the blanks.  My great-aunt Jo assembled these many years ago.  There are still other documents in her home, however her health does not permit her to go through them, nor does she have any children who can assist in the endeavor.  I am not sure when I will be able to see the originals, if ever.

Death certificate of Ernesta Maddelena (Bergamasco) Galfre:

Birth certificate (Certificato di Nascita) of Bartolomeo Galfre (I have his death certificate as well, but it repeats everything in the birth certificate and army discharge below, although it spells his parents' names as "Michael Galfre" and "Francesca Mouossero"):

Army discharge for Bartolomeo Galfre, front and back:



Passport for Bartolomeo Galfre:



Passport for Ernesta Maddelena (Bergamasco) Galfre:



These have all been translated, although the writing style may certainly have led to errors on our part!

I have contacted my Nana to ask if my great aunt would be willing to lend me the original papers she has, as she did not copy every single one for the family history she assembled (of course, I offered to pay for mailing them).  I also realize that many people find it difficult to part with such things, even temporarily.  So I am not getting my hopes up.

It makes me sad to think that someday these papers will go to the cousins back home who may or may not care about their importance to us as a family.  :(

Monday, March 8, 2010

Thank You

Thank you for making me feel so special over the weekend.

From the encouragement and understanding about how it is to be apart from my fellow genealogists, to your comments on the silliest post I could have ever created, thank you.

Barbara Poole offered both suggestions and encouragement for the group.

Cindy sympathized with the lack of kindred spirits.

Heather suggested I may get a domino effect that boosts attendance.

Apple, as well as a many of you, got a kick out of the "My Own Grandma" post.

And the appreciation I feel for all of your kind words was capped off by a mention in Randy Seaver's Best of Genea-Blogs post for the week.

From the bottom of my lonely little genealogist's heart, thank you!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Own Grandma

My tagline, "I'm So New England, I'm Related to Myself" is no idle boast.

For years, I have calculated in my head that my parents are cousins, all 4 of my grandparents are related, and I figured at least 5 of my 8 great-grandparents were related.

For the fun of it, I took a little time with my Legacy software to find out how true this statement (which I have made to others) is.

It turns out, I was wrong about one thing.  Seven (7) of my 8 great-grandparents are related.  Here are the results of the relationship calculations:

1.  Myself and my husband - 209 common ancestors.  Closest relationship - 8th cousin, once removed

2.  My parents - 195 common ancestors.  Closest relationship - 8th cousins, once removed

3.  My paternal grandparents - 42 common ancestors.  Closest relationship - 7th cousins, once removed.

4.  My paternal and maternal grandfathers - 42 common ancestors.  Closest relationship - 7th cousins, once removed.

5.  My paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother - 47 common ancestors.  Closest relationship - 8th cousins, once removed.

6.  My paternal grandmother and maternal grandfather - 59 common ancestors.  Closest relationship - 8th cousins, once removed.

7.  My paternal and maternal grandmothers - 50 common ancestors.  Closest relationship - 8th cousins, once removed.

8.  My maternal grandparents - 166 common ancestors.  Closest relationship - 5th cousins, once removed.

At this point, thank goodness I can say that ONE of my great-grandparents shook up the gene pool.  My maternal great-grandmother, Lia Galfre, is the daughter of Italian immigrants.  Therefore, while both sets of paternal great-grandparents are related, only one set of maternal great-grandparents shares common ancestors.

9.  Lewis Wood and Ruth Wood (paternal great-grandparents) - 1 common ancestor; 7th cousins, 2 times removed.  "Wood" is my great-grandmother's maiden name, yes.  However, her father was an immigrant from Manchester, England.  No relationship there...  That we know of yet!

10.  Lewis Wood and Harrison Shaw - 25 common ancestors; 6th cousins, once removed.

11.  Lewis Wood and Nina Blake - 16 common ancestors; 9th cousins, once removed.

12.  Lewis Wood and Herbert Haley - 22 common ancestors; 6th cousins, once removed.

13.  Lewis Wood and Mildred Burrell - 37 common ancestors; 7th cousins, once removed.

14.  Lewis Wood and Basil Bartlett - 45 common ancestors; 7th cousins, once removed.

15.  Ruth Wood and Harrison Shaw - 1 common ancestor; 8th cousins.

16.  Ruth Wood and Nina Blake - 1 common ancestor; 7th cousins.

17.  Ruth Wood and Herbert Haley - 3 common ancestors; 7th cousins, once removed.

18.  Ruth Wood and Mildred Burrell - 1 common ancestor; 8th cousins, once removed.

19.  Ruth Wood and Basil Bartlett - 1 common ancestor; 8th cousins, twice removed.

20.  Harrison Shaw and Nina Blake (paternal great-grandparents) - 4 common ancestors; 7th cousins, once removed.

21.  Harrison Shaw and Herbert Haley - 27 common ancestors; 7th cousins, once removed.

22.  Harrison Shaw and Mildred Burrell - 10 common ancestors; 7th cousins, once removed.

23.  Harrison Shaw and Basil Bartlett - 33 common ancestors; 7th cousins, once removed.

24.  Nina Blake and Herbert Haley - 31 common ancestors; 9th cousins, once removed.

25.  Nina Blake and Mildred Burrell - 15 common ancestors; 8th cousins.

26.  Nina Blake and Basil Bartlett - 16 common ancestors; 7th cousins, once removed.

27.  Herbert Haley and Mildred Burrell (maternal great-grandparents) - 12 common ancestors; 7th cousins, twice removed.

28.  Herbert Haley and Basil Bartlett - 40 common ancestors; 7th cousins.

29.  Mildred Burrell and Basil Bartlett - 127 common ancestors; 4th cousins, once removed.

I was rather surprised to find that my Haley great-grandfather was related to each of my other great-grandparents (with the exception of Lia, of course).  His immigrant ancestor arrived only a few generations prior.

Considering genealogy is an ongoing process, these numbers are only likely to increase.  With my 58 Mayflower lines (done the old way; from the male passengers), I'm already obviously descended from many siblings.  Not that they married each other, of course (!), but through many marriages between second cousins.

Now my husband is playing "My Own Grandpa" for me.  Thanks, husband.  I don't enjoy country music as it is, and now you choose to mock me?

Hmm...  I should probably be put in a test tube and studied.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Our Ancestors, Part 5: Therrien

You got a small taste of my husband's French Canadian ancestry on his paternal side with Coutant and Giraud.  LaPearl is also a possibility, but still a mystery.

Now we turn to my husband's maternal ancestors.  His mother's ancestry is predominantly French Canadian.  You will find few variations in this Ahnentafel.  Those few are:

Numbers 36 and 37 - Acadia, not Quebec; also, Richardson is clearly not a French name

Numbers 72 and 73 - Acadia

Numbers 144-147 - Acadia

Numbers 290-293 - Acadia

Numbers 580-587 - Acadia

As with the previous posts, I begin with my husband's great-grandparents, and work backwards from them.  Thus we begin with his mother's paternal grandfather.  You will see that the "H" in Therrien was dropped for the first 3 generations.  These are the Terriens who came to Connecticut and Massachusetts from Quebec.

Please excuse the lack of dates.  These lineages clearly are in need of more time and attention from me.  Personally, I love the French names, but sometimes get a bit tripped up in their similarities.  However, I am finding my way through resources. 

Generation 1:

1.  Arthur Romuald Terrien (1898-1963)

Generation 2:

2.  Joseph Napoleon Terrien (1861-1942)
3.  Marie Anne Auger (1863-1956)

Generation 3:

4.  Flavian Fabian Terrien (1843-1934)
5.  Leocadie Guilbeault (1860-?)

6.  Alfred Auger (1846-1910)
7.  Philomene LeFevre (1840-1910)

Generation 4:

8.  Flavian Fabian Therrien (1818-?)
9.  Marie Gaudet Bourgois (?-bef.1865)

10.  Francois Guilbeault
11.  Marie Josephine Esther Dagenais

12.  Jean Thomas Auger (c.1807-aft.1881)
13.  Marie Seraphime Hameline (c.1809-aft.1881)

14.  Raphael LeFevre
15.  Angel Hamelin

Generation 5:

16.  Jean Baptiste Louis Therrien (1784-?)
17.  Marie Angelique Soucy (1787-?)

18.  Joseph Ignace Bourgeois
19.  Marie Louise Girouard

20.  Pierre Guilbeault
21.  Marie Francois (Pominville or Brault?)

22.  Francois Dagenais
23.  Josephte Lorrain

24.  Jean Auger
25.  Genevieve Plante

26.  Abraham Hamelin
27.  Francoise Gagnon

28.  Charles LeFebvre
29.  Marie Joseph Paquette

30.  Louis Hamelin
31.  Suzanne Lecuyer

Generation 6:

32.  Jean Baptiste Therrien (1753-?)
33.  Angelique Payette

34.  Jean Baptiste Sansoucy
35.  Marie Angeliques Vennes

36.  Michael Bourgeois
37.  Margaret Richardson

40.  Pierre Guilbeault
41.  Marie Ursula Porier

44.  Laurent Dagenais
45.  Marie Josephte LeFevre

46.  Pierre Lorrain
47.  Marie Anne LaBelle

48.  Joseph Auger
49.  Genevieve Mercier

50.  Jean Baptiste Pleau
51.  Marie Charlotte Chatenay

52.  Jean Baptiste Hamelin (1740-?)
53.  Marie Madeline Trotier (1744-?)

54.  Etienne Gagnon
55.  Francoise

56.  Francois LeFebvre
57.  Marie Louise Hamelin

58.  Jacques Paquette
59.  Marie Barbeau

62.  Joseph Lecuyer
63.  Elizabeth Hamelin

Generation 7:

64.  Jacques Therrien (1725-?)
65.  Marie Madeleine Beauchamp (1735-?)

66.  Charles Payette
67.  Marie Angelique Lareau

72.  Charles Bourgeois (c.1695-?)
73.  Madeline Cormier (c.1700-?)

80.  Louis Joseph Guilbeault (1739-?)
81.  Marguerite Andgrave

88.  Laurent Dagenais (1712-?)
89.  Marie Elisabeth Brignon

104.  Alexis Hamelin (1710-1787)
105.  Marie Joseph Belisle dit Germaine (1708-?)

106.  Rene Trotier (1704-?)
107.  Marie Joseph Richer (1718-?)

126.  Joseph Hamelin
127.  Elizabeth Trotier

Generation 8:

128.  Jacques Therrien (1696-1730)
129.  Marie Bareau (1700-1796)

130.  Joseph Beauchamp
131.  Marguerite Vaillancour

132.  Francois Payet
133.  Anne Florence Baudoin

134.  Joseph Lareau
135.  Marie Anne Normand

144.  Charles Bourgeois (1672-?)
145.  Marie Blanchard

146.  Alexis Cormier
147.  Marie LeBlanc

160.  Charles Francois Guilbeault (1702-?)
161.  Marie Croquelois

162.  Pierre Andgrave
163.  Marie Louise Boucher

176.  Pierre Dagenais (1672-1749)
177.  Marie Drouet (?-1735)

208.  Francois Hamelin (?-1725)
209.  Marie Madeline Aubert (?-1742)

210.  Henri Belisle dit Germaine
211.  Genevieve Marcot

212.  Jean Trotier (1677-1717)
213.  Madeleine Rivard (1676-1744)

214.  Jean Baptiste Richer
215.  Marie Jeanne Francoise Pilote

254.  Louis Trotier
255.  Marie Louise Hamelin

Generation 9:

256.  Pierre Terrienne (1640-1706)
257.  Gabrielle Mignot (c.1657-1707)

258.  Francois Bareau
259.  Jean Francoise Jollet

260.  Pierre Beauchamp (1679-1741)
261.  Angelique Francoise LeClerc (1682-1747)

262.  Joseph Vaillancour (1684-1755)
263.  Marie Muloin (1689-1739)

264.  Pierre Payet
265.  Louise Tessier

266.  Guillaume Baudoin
267.  Marie Anne Baudreau

268.  Noel Lareau
269.  Marie Agnes Pilote

270.  Joseph Jean Normand
271.  Marie Choret

290.  Guillaume Blanchard (1650-?)
291.  Huguette Poirier (1657-?)

292.  Thomas Cormier (1631-?)
293.  Magdeleine Girouard (1654-?)

320.  Joseph Olivier Guilbault (1671-1738)
321.  Marie Anne Pageot (1678-?)

322.  Jaques Croquelois
323.  Marie Francoise Dumouchel

324.  Pierre Andgrave
325.  Marie Charlotte Boulard

326.  Francois Boucher
327.  Therese Marie

352.  Pierre Dagenais (1631-?)
353.  Anne Brandon (1641-?)

354.  Mathurin Drouet
355.  Unknown

416.  Nicholas Hamelin
417.  Jeanne Morin

418.  Jacques Aubert (1639-1710)
419.  Antoinette Meunier (1636-?)

424.  Jean Trotier (1646-1703)
425.  Genevieve LaFond (1652-)

426.  Robert Rivard
427.  Unknown

430.  Jean Pilote
431.  Marie Francois Gaudry

510.  Louis Hamelin (1650-1718)
511.  Antoinette Aubert (1665-1720)

Generation 10:

512.  Andre Therrien (1611-1661)
513.  Marie Anne Foucalt (c.1610-aft.1670)

514.  Jean Minaud (1632-1706)
515.  Jeanne Caille (1632-1710)

518.  Jean Jollet
519.  Marguerite Martin (1674-1751)

520.  Jean Beauchamp (1638-?)
521.  Jeanne Loisel

522.  Guillaume LeClerc
523.  Marie Therese Hunault

524.  Robert Vaillancour (1640-1699)
525.  Marie Gobeil

526.  Jean Muloin
527.  Unknown 

530.  Urbain Tessier
531.  Marie Archambault

532.  Jean Badoin
533.  Charlotte Chauvin

536.  Francois Lareau
537.  Anne DeQuain

538.  Jean Pilote (same as 430)
539.  Marie Francoise Gaudry (same as 431)

540.  Jean Normand
541.  Anne Chalifour

580.  Jean Blanchard
581.  Radegonde Lambert

584.  Robert Cormier
585.  Marie Peraude

586.  Francois Girouard (1621-?)
587.  Jeanne Aucoin

640.  Pierre Guilbault (1644-?)
641.  Louise Senecal (1641-?)

642.  Thomas Pageot
643.  Marie Roy

644.  Jacques Croquelois
645.  Madeline Haye

646.  Bernard Dumouchel
647.  Jeanne Juin

648.  Pierre Andgrave
649.  Marie Guertin

650.  Francois Boulard
651.  Francoise Lauzon

652.  Pierre Boucher
653.  Helene Gaudry

704.  Arnaud Dagenais
705.  Andree Poulet

706.  Daniel Brandon
707.  Jeanne Prols

836.  George Aubert
837.  Margaret Ossame

838.  Antoine Meunier
839.  Anne Lamy

848. Jules Trotier (1590-1655)
849.  Catherine Loyseau (?-bef.1663)

850.  Etienne LaFond
851.  Unknown

860.  Leonard Pilote
861.  Denise Gauthier

862.  Nicholas Gaudry
863.  Agnes Morin

1020. Nicholas Hamelin (same as 416)
1021.  Jeanne Morin (same as 417)

1022. Jacques Aubert (same as 418)
1023. Antoinette Meunier (same as 419)

I will stop here due to the length of the post.  There are plenty of names for generation 11 and beyond, but I think most people will get the general idea.  Many of the 10th generation folks are the immigrant ancestors from France.

Group Review

Can a twosome be called a "group"?

Probably not, but I am pleased to report that I had one person (besides me) show up to the group for our very first meeting.  He is new to genealogy and presented an interesting challenge.  In addition to giving him what turned out to be a Genealogy 101 lesson, I made sure to give him my email address, just in case he needed/wanted more assistance.

And he offered me something in return:

He's the morning DJ for AFN (Armed Forces Network) radio here in Korea.

Thank you, Smitty.  I look forward to hearing a shout-out for the Genealogical Discussion Group on Monday morning between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m.  Your offer of publicity rocks.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Genealogy Discussion Group at Osan Air Base

When I arrived here, I lamented the loss of genealogical sympathizers. 

For me, they were the volunteers at the FHL in Dover, where I would spend pleasant Saturday mornings in the half-darkened room, cranking through microfilm.

After our household goods arrived here, I went through the genealogy magazines I save.  When one arrives, I read it, use post-its to mark pages that require further exploration, place it on or near my computer, explore the links or other information that is of interest, then put the magazine in the rack:



Ok, so isn't a magazine rack.  It's a cranberry scoop.  Probably one of the reproductions you can buy at Cape Cod or something, and made specifically to display as a nifty little magazine rack.  Been in the family for as long as I can remember.  I bet Grandma bought it in the early 1970's, not long before I was born.

Anyhow, the point is this: I go back and re-read the magazine in a few months.  If it has information I definitely want to be able to refer back to, it goes into a box:




(This was before I opted to received The Register electronically.)

If I think I am done with the magazine, I would pass it on to the FHL in Dover.  Now it goes to the book swap shelf at the library at Osan Air Base.

Since I go to the library here almost every Saturday morning, I look at the book swap shelf.  The magazines have been going.

That put a thought in my mind: "Somewhere out there, I am not the only genealogist living on Osan Air Base."

There might be another Mayflower descendant, another person with New England connections, or somebody from a completely different part of the country with an interesting heritage of which I could never conceive in my own lineage (southerners?  Mid-westerners?  Californians?).  S/he/they might be experienced genealogists, like me, or aspire to start researching their family history.

And, I hoped, they might like some company.

So the idea for the Genealogical Discussion Group was born. 

I contacted the Community Center, found out what they needed from me, and made all the arrangements for a once-a-month afternoon meeting using their space.  Part of the inspiration came from reading the advertisements for the genealogy group back in Dover, which met at the Archives to discuss a different topic every month.

My thinking was that we could get together on the first Saturday of every month after lunch time (I'm open to changing the date or time, or adding another day or time for those who can't make it on Saturdays or at 2 p.m.) for informal, yet guided discussion.

The basic outline for this first meeting is this (and I would love your feedback):

1.  Meet and greet - introduce ourselves and take the time to get to know each other.  Where are we from?  How long have we been researching?  What are our research interests?  What do we love about genealogy?  What is our most frustrating brick wall?  What are our interests in addition to genealogy?  What else would we like to say?

2.  Discuss possible topics - Share my ideas (group research session, group trip to the FHL in Pyongtaek, partnering up with a research buddy who shares your interests, partnering up with somebody who can help you where you are stuck, workshop on basic genealogy and forms, workshop on internet genealogy, workshop on how to use the FHL, etc.).

3.  Ask for input - What does everybody want to see, do or discuss?  Does anyone have something they are particularly experienced or interested in, that they would like to share with the rest of us?  A workshop they would like to teach or a discussion topic they would like to facilitate?

As you can see, I am full of ideas.  Also, I hope that other people are interested in lending their talents and/or leadership skills to the group. 

Oh dear... 

Now I am remembering the last episode of "Faces of America", in which Dr. Gates was told that the genome sequencing can even tell you about your tolerance to caffeine.

I have no tolerance. 

Therefore, I rarely drink coffee.

Yet I requested a cup of coffee from my husband this morning.  (Late night with a son who did not want to go to bed!) 

Are these jitters (and speedy talking/typing) the result of caffeine, nerves, or excitement?  ;)

DNA = More High Hopes for Hawksley

I had my mtDNA tested a few years ago and enjoyed learning that my maternal lineage puts me in Haplogroup H1.

Because I am a woman, this test goes along the following line:

1.  Wendy Lee (Wood) Hawksley

2.  My mother (a journalist currently living in New Hampshire)

3.  My maternal grandmother (currently living in Massachusetts)

4.  Lia Galfre (my great-grandmother)

5.  Ernesta Bergamasco (great-great grandmother, born in Moneglia, Italy)

6.  Giabatta (surname unknown, 3x great-grandmother)

I do not include their married names, because that isn't what matters.  What matters is who these women were at birth.  The men they married do not figure into my mtDNA.  I love that about mtDNA - that heritage that can only be passed from mother to child.

Of course, women get the short end of the stick with regard to DNA testing.  We do not receive the Y-DNA from our fathers. Yet men get both the Y and mtDNA.

I call foul, Mother Nature!  ;)

All tongue-in-cheek joking aside (yet appropriate, considering how DNA is obtained!), tonight my husband joined the Hawksley DNA Project at Family Tree DNA.

Yours truly is the Group Administrator, and it was very exciting to order his DNA test for both his Y and mtDNA.  He is the first member of the project, which seeks to compare the Y-DNA of Hawksley men, and to determine if they are related.

Because Hawksley is not a common name, I earnestly hope that other men with this surname will join the project and be tested. 

For me and my husband, it will help us focus our research if we can say, "Ah-ha!  So you do match up to the Hawksleys of _________."

For other Hawksleys, it will connect them to the cousins they have here in America, from the brother and sisters who were born in New Brunswick, then migrated to Aroostook County, Maine.

My husband's Y-DNA lineage is:

1.  David Alan Hawksley

2.  Father

3.  Paternal grandfather

4.  Guy Sylvester Hawksley (great-grandfather, b. 1893 in Bancroft, ME, d. 1976 in Webster, MA)

5.  William Roger Hawksley (great-great grandfather, b. 1852 in Richmond, NB, d. 1925 in Mars Hill, ME)

6.  John Goodwin Hawksley (3x great-grandfather, b. 1810 in Fredericton, NB, d. 1893, Mars Hill, Maine)

7.  Hawksley ("an Englishman" who married Mary Goodwin)

Meanwhile, since my husband does not believe in doing anything halfway, he decided to order the combination Y-DNA and mtDNA test to cover both lineages. 

In all honesty, I probably have not pushed as far back on his maternal lineage as I might be able to...  So it will be my focus this weekend.  This is his maternal lineage:

1.  David Alan Hawksley

2.  Mother (a teacher in Massachusetts)

3.  Maternal grandmother (passed away in 1997)

4.  Dora Helen Agatha Charbonneau (great-grandmother, b. 1892 in Putnam, CT, d. 1963 in Putnam, CT)

5.  Melvina Lussier (great-great grandmother, b. abt. 1864 in Canada, d. 1897 in Putnam, CT)

6.  Malvina Boucher (3x great-grandmother, b. 1833 in Canada, d. 1895 in Putnam, CT)

7.  Reine Bousquet (4x great-grandmother, b. abt 1799 in Canada)

It seems to me this would be a good weekend to spend more time getting to know Malvina Boucher and Reine Bousquet.  Will they lead me to Quebec or Acadia?  Or perhaps both?

Meanwhile, I am pleased to share that I may actually have live people to "talk genealogy" with as of tomorrow!  I am facilitating a genealogy discussion group at the community center on base.  The intention is to have the discussion group once a month. 

I am working on an outline of possible topics, and will also ask for feedback from the people who show up tomorow.  Some of my ideas include a research session, where we all bring our laptops and spend time working together, as well as a group trip to the Family History Library in Pyongtaek.  I want to know what other people are interested in doing and what sorts of activities they might want to lead for the group.

Of course I'm nervous that I will be sitting in a big room talking to myself...

But I believe at least one person here is into genealogy; I bring my read Mayflower Quarterly, Family Tree Magazines, and New England Ancestors magazines and leave them on the book swap shelves at the library, and somebody has been taking them.  Perhaps a few somebodies.

It would be great if there are people with similar interests and areas of research who attend the group; perhaps they will come away with research buddies!

So, yet another thing for which I have high hopes.

All these high hopes...  But, I promise you, realistic expectations.

I'm a very logical person; I put head above heart.  Just as Anne says in the movie verson of "Anne of Green Gables":


I know. I can't help flying up on the wings of anticipation. It's as glorious as soaring through a sunset... almost pays for the thud.

My response is more along the lines of Marilla Cuthbert's:

Well, maybe it does. But I'd rather walk calmly along and do without flying AND thud.
However, if things go well, I don't mind getting carried away with excitment after the fact.  :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Civil War Pension File = High Hopes

One of my husband's family mysteries is right there on his paternal side - who are the ancestors of John Goodwin Hawksley?

Thanks to my visit to NEHGS a few years ago, and not enough hours spent looking through the Isaac Adams manuscript file (there are never enough hours - it is like being a kid in a candy store!), I found this wonderful document:



This is a document written by John Goodwin Hawksley's niece, Mary Elizabeth (Adams) Foster.  She was the daughter of John's sister, Margaret Elizabeth Hawksley, who married Isaac Adams (son of Isaac Adams and Rhoda Babcock).

The Adams family ended up in New Brunswick due to their Loyalist convictions, as did the Goodwin family - the ancestors on John's maternal side.

John's mother was Mary Goodwin.  Her father was a Loyalist from New Jersey.  We don't know her parents' first names; only that her father was, of course, a Goodwin and her mother was a Workman.  We also know the names of Mary's siblings, thanks to this letter.

The letter mostly gives clues, but not much concrete information.  I began piecing the Goodwin family together in hopes that working sideways would yield more information.  Fortunately, I "met" a Goodwin descendant online, and she and I have worked together to create a fuller family tree.

However, the Hawksley question remains.

This letter says simply that Mary Goodwin married "an Englishman".

I have guesses and ideas based on the area (Frederiction and St. John, New Brunswick) of why this Hawksley man might have been there (for example, was he a British soldier?), but no definite information.

I also know that Mary Goodwin, after having her 4 children, married again on 14 October 1824, placing Mr. Hawksley's date of death between 1816 (when the youngest child, Margaret was born) and 1824.

Thus far, death records have not given us the name of Mr. Hawksley (or the mother either - finding her was a lucky break based on my research at NEHGS and then connecting that to the 1860 census, in which Mary Madigan lives with her daughter, Margaret (Hawksley) Adams).

What is next?

Certainly, there are plenty of possibilities open, and most of them point to actually visiting Fredericton, where the 4 Hawksley children were born.

But there is at least one U.S. possibility.

John Goodwin Hawksley and his wife, Lucy Lilley, had 2 sons who fought in the Civil War.  The eldest, John Allen Hawksley, made it home to marry and have children.

The second son, Samuel, went missing in action at Hatcher's Run in Virginia, on 6 February 1865.

He had no wife or children, but his parents filed for a pension for his service in 1877.

If this is the case, wouldn't John and Lucy have had to submit proof that they were Samuel's parents?  Samuel was born about 1847 in Richmond, Carleton County, New Brunswick.  Would this proof be in the form of a birth record?  Probably not. 

It might be a baptismal certificate, and such a document might help me work my way back along a paper trail of baptisms, perhaps to John and Lucy's wedding, and perhaps even to John's parents.

Maybe, and maybe not.

This pension file could be the one thing created by John Goodwin Hawksley that might answer our questions, or at least give us some direction to find those answers.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Our Ancestors, Part 4: Gage

This post would simply be far too long as an Ahnentafel.  A "book report" on the ancestors of my husband's great grandmother, Mabel Emma Gage, created in Legacy was 238 pages long (including sources and an index). 

So, for Mabel, I am going to simply post a list of the ancestors at the end of the pedigree charts I have on her.  This may not necessarily be the oldest ancestor, but will go into the 1600's in most cases.

Mabel Emma Gage (wife of Arthur William LaPearl) was born 16 July 1896 in Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.  She died 4 March 1990 in Webster, so my husband had the good fortune of knowing his great-grandmother for the first 25 years of his life.

Mabel goes back to the following ancestors:

Philip Gage, b. 11 Aug 1723 in Watertown, MA, who married Anna Priest, b. abt 1721 in Waltham, MA (her parents are unknown and she is one of the my husband's brick walls).

Philip's parents are Robert Gage, who married Mary Bacon on 8 Oct 1719 in Watertown, MA.  Robert's origins and parents are unknown.  Mary comes from that long Bacon line (parents were John and Abigail; grandparents were Daniel and Mary) that goes back to Conquest.

Uriah Leonard who married Elizabeth Caswell in Taunton, Massachusetts on 1 Jun 1685.

John Barney who married Mary Throope in Rehoboth, Massachusetts on 4 Nov 1686.

John Wild, who died in Braintree, Massachusetts, and married Sarah Hayden.

Samuel Bass who married Mary Adams in Braintree, Massachusetts.  Yes, this Bass line goes back to John Alden.

Henry Wheeler and Abigail Allen in Salisbury, Massachusetts.

Philip Squire and Rachel Ruggles in Boston, Massachusetts.

Joseph Jenks and Esther Ballard in Providence, Rhode Island.

John Butterworth and Hannah Wheaton in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Thomas Porter and Sarah Vining, married 1670 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

John Holbrook and Abigail Pierce in Scituate, Massachusetts.

George Allen and Catherine Starkes who died in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Yelverton Crowell and Elizabeth Hammond.

John Hutchinson and Hannah Root.

Thomas Washburn and Deliverance Packard - this line goes back through Thomas to Francis Cook.

Richard Cutting and Sarah in Watertown, Massachusetts.

William Hagar and Mary Bemis in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Isaac Mixer and Mary Coolidge, who were married 19 Sep 1655 in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Nathan Richardson and Ruth Bosworth, who were married 29 December 1768 in Stafford, Connecticut.

Samuel Edson and Susannah Orcutt in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

George Turner and Mary Robbins.

William Orcutt (brother of Susannah, above) and Mary Lane in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

John Washburn and Elizabeth Mitchell (parents of Thomas Washburn who married Deliverance Packard), married 6 December 1645 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Another line back to Francis Cook (this through their daughter, Jane Washburn).

Samuel Blodgett who married Ruth Eggleston on 13 December 1655 in Woburn, Massachusetts.

William Simonds who married Judith Phippen on 18 January 1643/44 in Woburn, Massachusetts.

Dennis Darling who married Hannah Francis on 3 January 1662/63 in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Thomas White who married Mehitable Thornton in December 1687 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ebenezer Billings who married Anne Comstock 28 Feb or 1 March 1681 in Stonington, Connecticut.

Joseph Bowen who married Elizabeth Round and lived in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

Malatiah Martin who married Rebecca Brooks on 6 November 1696 in Swansea, Massachusetts.

Thomas Wood who married Rebecca and died in Swansea, Massachusetts.

Nathaniel Daggett who married Rebecca Miller on 24 June 1686 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

A rather sparse Herendeen/Harrington line that goes back to Joseph Harrington who married Sarah Tillinghast before 1674 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Robert Taft who married Sarah Simpson, and died in Mendon, Massachusetts on 8 Feb 1724/25.

Henry Sweeting and Martha Cole, who married about 1687 in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Nathaniel Brown who married Sarah Jenks (daughter of Joseph Jenks and Esther Ballard mentioned previously).

John Cruff who married Eleanor Browne on 26 November 1689 in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

David Flint who married Ruth Flint on 4 January 1698/99 in Salem, Massachusetts.

Anthony Sprague who married Elizabeth Bartlett on 26 December 1661 in Plymouth, Massachusetts (a line back to Richard Warren).

Ephraim Kempton who married Mary Reeves on 7 November 1673 in Scituate, Massachusetts.

John Chantrell and Mary Mellows.

Benjamin Deland who married Katherine Hodges on 7 December 1681 in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Richard Peters and Bethiah Allen.

John Richards who married Mary Brewer on 18 November 1674 in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Joseph Collins and Sarah Hires.

Michael Bowden who married Sarah Nurse on 15 December 1669 in Topsfield, Massachusetts (and goes back to Rebecca (Towne) Nurse, who was executed for witchcraft).

John Davis who married Sarah Kirkland on 5 October 1664 in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Joseph Bixby who married Sarah Wyatt in 1646 in Boxford, Massachusetts.

John Gould who married Sarah Baker on 14 October 1660 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Isaac Cummings who married Mary Andrews and died in Topsfield, Massachusetts.

Thomas Howlett who married Lydia Peabody about 1662 in Massachusetts.

Nathaniel Beckley who married Comfort Deming on 18 May 1693 in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Benjamin Judd who married Susannah North on 18 January 1693/94 in Farmington, Connecticut.

Timothy Bragg who married Lydia Gott on 24 February 1684/85 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Jonathan Brigham who married Mary Fay on 26 March 1696 in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Thomas Barnes who married Mary Howe on 14 April 1685 in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

George Abbott who married Esther Ballard on 13 September 1689 in Andover, Massachusetts.

James Corbin who married Hannah Eastman on 7 April 1697 in Woodstock, Connecticut.

Joseph Winship who had a son with Hannah Corbin (a descendant of the above couple) in 1790 in Thompson, Connecticut; Joseph is a brick wall ancestor.

Jeremiah Barstow and Sarah Howe.

Jonathan Cooledge who married Mercy about 1701 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Much more work needs to go into filling in the blanks on these families on my end, but there are definitely a couple of brick walls floating around here!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Our Ancestors, Part 3: LaPearl

My husband's great-grandfather, Arthur William LaPearl, has a paternal history obscured in... hmm... obscurity.  His father William came from Malone, New York to Chicopee and then Charlton, Massachusetts.  We only know that he married a 13-year-old, had 3 children (Arthur, Ida and one who died in infancy, all born in Providence, Rhode Island), and then disappeared.

Despite that, this will be a long list, because's Arthur's mother has deep New England roots. 

We begin in Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts with the Stevens family, and Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vermont on the Spooner side.  Other than a few side visits to Rhode Island, most of this family lineage is found in Worcester County.  Some of these paths lead back to Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, and Plymouth as well.

Generation 1:

1.  Arthur William LaPearl (1889-1952)

Generation 2:

2.  William Henry LaPearl (c.1864-?)
3.  Emily Jennie Stevens (1876-1918)

Generation 3:

4.  maybe William H. LaPearl (c.1838-?)  If so, born in Canada, son of perhaps Louis and Margaret
5.  Unknown

6.  John Stevens (1835-1902)
7.  Frances Melvina Spooner (1834-aft.1910)

Generation 4:

12.  Willard Stevens (1795-1870)
13.  Ruth Bullen (1798-1879)

14.  Creighton Spooner (1804-1870)
15.  Rowena Jones (1805-1878)

Generation 5:

24.  Samuel Stevens (1771-1811)
25.  Elizabeth Albee (1776-?)

26.  Stephen Bullen (1767-1838)
27.  Ruth Streeter (1770-aft.1830)

28.  Charles Spooner (1764-1847)
29.  Charity Curtis (c.1772-1823)

30.  Benjamin Jones (1769-1854)
31.  Rebecca Steele (c.1770-1858)

Generation 6:

48.  John Stevens (1717-1804)
49.  Rebecca Marble (1728-?)

50.  Benjamin Albee (1740-1818)
51.  Sarah Taft (1749-?)

52.  Stephen Bullen (1741-1822)
53.  Elizabeth Rich (1741-?)

54.  Adams Streeter (1735-1786)
55.  Thankful

56.  Amaziah Spooner (1725-1797)
57.  Lydia Fay (1730-1817)

58.  Edward Curtis (c.1734-1800)
59.  Abigail Pratt

60.  Benjamin Jones (1747-1829)
61.  Jemima Boynton

62.  Moses Steele (c.1750-aft.1810)
63.  Unknown

Generation 7:

96.  John Stevens (1690-1763)
97.  Elizabeth Chandler (1693-1738)

98.  Freegrace Marble (1682-1775)
99.  Mary Sibley (c.1682-1773)

100.  Joseph Albee (1718-?)
101.  Ruth Darling (1726-?)

102.  Joseph Taft (1722-1787)
103.  Elizabeth Thayer (1724-1771)

104.  Joseph Bullen (1716-?)
105.  Mary Marsh (1720-?)

106.  Samuel Rich (1712-?)
107.  Elizabeth Marsh (1713-1805)

108.  Stephen Streeter (1698-1756)
109.  Catherine Adams

112.  Samuel Spooner (1691-1781)
113.  Rebecca Weston (c.1698-1728)

114.  James Fay (1707-1777)
115.  Lydia Child (1706-bef.1760)

116.  Joseph Curtis (1691-1756)
117.  Martha Collins (1683-1769)

118.  Joseph Pratt (c.1689-1753)
119.  Lydia Leonard

120.  William Jones
121.  Rebecca Jenkins

Generation 8:

192.  John Stevens (1663-1728)
193.  Ruth Poore (1664-1738)

194.  Thomas Chandler (1664-1736)
195.  Mary Peters (1668-1753)

196.  Samuel Marble
197.  Rebecca Andrews

198.  Samuel Sibley (1656-?)
199.  Mary Woodrow

200.  Benjamin Albee
201.  Unknown

202.  John Darling (1687-1760)
203.  Hannah Staples (1686-?)

204.  Capt. Joseph Taft (1680-1747)
205.  Elizabeth Emerson (1685-1760)

206.  Capt. Thomas Thayer (1693-1738)
207.  Ruth Darling (1695-?)

208.  John Bullen (1685-1757)
209.  Sarah Underwood

210.  Benjamin Marsh (1687-?)
211.  Hannah King (1714-?)

212.  Samuel Rich (c.1681-?)
213.  Hannah Marsh (1683-1716)

214.  Benjamin Marsh (duplicate of 210)
215.  Hannah King (duplicate of 211)

216.  Samuel Streeter (?-1752)
217.  Deborah

224.  Samuel Spooner (1654-1739)
225.  Experience Wing

226.  John Weston (c.1662-1736)
227.  Deborah Delano (c.1672-bef.1717)

228.  John Fay
229.  Elizabeth Wellington

232.  Thomas Curtis (1646-1734)
233.  Mary Merriman (1657-?)

234.  William Collins (1642-1716)
235.  Sarah Morrell 

236.  Joseph Pratt (1665-1765)
237.  Sarah Benson (c.1667-bef.1721)

238.  Solomon Leonard (c.1650-1686)
239.  Unknown

Generation 9:

384.  John Stevens (1639-1688)
385.  Hannah Barnard (?-1674)

386.  Daniel Poore (c.1623-1689)
387.  Mary Farnum (c.1629-1713)

388.  Thomas Chandler (c.1628-1702)
389.  Hannah Brewer (1630-1717)

390.  Andrew Peters (1634-1713)
391.  Mary Beamsley (1637-1726)

396.  John Sibley (1597-1661)
397.  Rachel

400.  James Albee (1650-1717)
401.  Hannah Cooke

404.  John Darling (1664-1753)
405.  Elizabeth Thompson (c.1666-1687)

406.  Abraham Staples (1638-1703)
407.  Mary Randall (1641-1711)

408.  Robert Taft (1640-1724)
409.  Sarah Simpson

410.  James Emerson
411.  Sarah Ingersoll (c.1663-1732)

412.  Thomas Thayer (1663-?)
413.  Mary Poole

414.  John Darling (duplicate of 404)
415.  Elizabeth Thompson (duplicate of 405)

416.  Ephraim Bullen (1653-aft.1694)
417.  Grace Fairbank (1663-1689)

418.  Joseph Underwood
419.  Mary How

420.  Zachary Marsh (1637-1693)
421.  Mary Sillsbee (?-1695)

432.  Stephen Streeter (?-1689)
433.  Deborah

448.  William Spooner (?-1684)
449.  Hannah Pratt (c.1632-?)

452.  Edmund Weston (1606-1686)
453.  Unknown

454.  Thomas Delano (1641-1723)
455.  Rebecca Alden (bef.1649-bet.1696-1722)

458.  Benjamin Wellington
459.  Mary Sweetman

464.  John Curtis (1614-1707)
465.  Unknown

466.  Nathaniel Merriman (1613-1693)
467.  Unknown

468.  John Collins
469.  Unknown

472.  Joseph Pratt
473.  Sarah Judkins

474.  Joseph Benson (c.1640-bef.1705)
475.  Sarah (?-c.1689)

476.  Solomon Leonard
477.  Unknown

At this point (Generation 10), this list is becoming quite long and can still go on.  It gets into some Great Migration ancestors, as well as royal lineages.

So I will leave off here with this particular Ahnentafel.  However, if you have any questions about it, please feel free to ask!

You can also learn more about these names at my family tree on Rootsweb.  A connection to any of the above would make you a cousin to my husband, and me in a few instances.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Food in S. Korea

Barbara from Life from the Roots has specifically asked to read and see more about South Korea.  Here and there, I will add some posts about life here.  Admittedly, I am not very interested in the region and am a deadbeat world traveler in that sense.  Heh.  (On the flip side, I am stoked about Germany!  But my ambitious plans for genealogical research in Europe can go in a different post.)

However, I have plenty to report in spite of my home-bodyness.

First of all, Korean food is delicious.  No matter what your eating preferences are (omnivore, vegetarian, vegan), there is something to please everybody.  And, while picky eaters will be picky eaters, my 7-year-old son ate one of these when I would not:


The bulgogi spreads are sooo very yummy!



However, we have not had the same food out more than 2 or 3 times.  We have enjoyed, not just Korean food, but Thai, Indian, and Brazilian here. 

There are all the comforts of home, including McDonald's and Baskin Robbins, but who wants to settle for that when they can enjoy kimchi, fried tofu, and spicy soup (that I have yet to identify, but love)!  Also, I was pleasantly surprised by one dish that is like an omelet with squid in it - delicious.

Probably the best thing about food in Korea (besides the garlic - I wish I could import it by the ton!), is that it just keeps coming.  There is so much food placed on the table, and you can assemble your meal in any manner you choose (leave the meat out, if you like, or pile it on).

If you ever visit Korea, the food is well worth the won you will spend on it!

Our Ancestors, Part 2: Blackden

Ahnentafel 2: Starting with my husband's great-grandmother, Laura Irene Blackden, who married Guy Sylvester Hawksley.  This mostly covers the following counties in Maine - Aroostook, Penobscot, Cumberland, and Somerset.

It also includes Carleton County, New Brunswick, Colchester and Cumberland Counties, Nova Scotia, and Worcester and Middlesex Counties in Massachusetts for a start.  We go back to Boston, Gloucester, Eastham, and Plymouth, Massachusetts with some generations.  Immigrant ancestors here go back to England and Ireland.

Generation 1:

1.  Laura Irene Blackden (1899-1953)

Generation 2:

2.  Fred Allen Blackden (1868-1961)
3.  Stella Blanche Fulton (1864-1954)

Generation 3:

4.  Napoleon Bonaparte Blackden (1823-1927)
5.  Lydia Whiting Cookson (1835-1920)

6.  Robert Murphy Fulton (1816-1897)
7.  Martha Jones (1823-1901)

Generation 4:

8.  John Blackden (c.1795-1882)
9.  Rachel Young Jones (1805-1846)

10.  Abraham York Cookson (1805-1889)
11.  Sybil F. Witham (c.1809-1885)

12.  Samuel Fulton (1792-bef 1851)
13.  Margaret Lovely (1795-bef 1851)

14.  Ephraim Jones (1801-1902)
15.  Dorothy (Crouse?) (c.1795-1876)

Generation 5:

16.  William Blackden (c.1746-c.1813)
17.  Sarah Oaks (1751-aft 1820)

18.  Amos Jones (1772-1850)
19.  Rachel Young (1783-bef 1808)

20.  Joseph Cookson (1772-1849)
21.  Polly Rollins (or Rawlins) (c.1779-1865)

22.  Peter Witham (1773-aft 1850)
23.  Joanna Whitney (c. 1786-1847)

24.  William Fulton (1757-1812)
25.  Sarah Dunlap (?-1814)

26.  Benjamin Lovely (c.1749-1830)
27.  Sarah (c.1749-1840)

Generation 6:

32.  Samuel Blackden (c.1690-1768)
33.  Ann (c.1714-1788)

34.  Jonathan Oaks (1717-1784)
35.  Sara (c.1733-1761)

36.  John Jones (1730-1811)
37.  Phebe Brewer

38.  David Young
39.  Rachel Grant

40.  Reuben Cookson (c.1745-1829)
41.  Mary York (c.1749-?)

44.  Asa Witham (bef.1743-aft.1820)
45.  Rebecca Lane (bef.1751-aft.1820)

46.  John Elias Whitney (c.1740-1820)
47.  Joanna Foy (1746-aft.1783)

48.  James Fulton (1726-1792)
49.  Anna Colwell (1728-1813)

50.  John Dunlap
51.  Mary Johnson

Generation 7:

68.  Nathaniel Oaks
69.  Mary

72.  Thomas Jones
73.  Mary

80.  John Cookson (1706-1790)
81.  Mary Baker

82.  Abram York (1726-c.1770)
83.  Lydia Jordan

88.  Ebenezer Witham (1703-bef.1783)
89.  Elizabeth Patee (1712-bef.1783)

90.  Benjamin Lane (1700-1773)
91.  Elizabeth Griffin (1707-1779)

92.  Samuel Whitney
93.  Lydia Spooner

94.  Charles Foy
95.  Elizabeth or Hepzibah Seavey

Generation 8:

160.  John Cookson (1673-1762)
161.  Rachel Proctor (c.1680-?)

176.  Thomas Witham (1666-1736)
177.  Abigail Babson (1670-1745)

178.  Samuel Patee (1687-1749)
179.  Elizabeth Prince (1690-aft.1729)

180.  John Lane (1652-1738)
181.  Dorcas Wallis (?-1754)

182.  Samuel Griffin (1686-?)
183.  Elizabeth York (1686-?)

184.  John Whitney
185.  Lettice Ford

186.  Isaac Spooner
187.  Alice

188.  James Foy
189.  Grace

190.  Benjamin Seavey
191.  Mary Wallis

Generation 9:

322.  Richard Proctor (c.1652-1719)
323.  Rachel

352.  Henry Witham (?-1702)
353.  Sarah Somes (1643-1689)

354.  James Babson (1633-1683)
355.  Elinor Hill (c.1629-1714)

356.  Peter Patee (c.1644-1724)
357.  Sarah Gill (1654-1719)

358.  Thomas Prince (1650-?)
359.  Elizabeth Harraden (c.1655-?)

360.  James Lane (?-bef.1680)
361.  Sarah White (c.1630-1727)

362.  John Wallis (1632-1690)
363.  Mary Shepard (1643-1691)

364.  Shemuel Griffin (1643-?)
365.  Lydia Younglove (c.1649-1702)

366.  Samuel York (1645-1718)
367.  Hannah

368.  Benjamin Whitney
369.  Jane Poor

370.  John Ford
371.  Joanna Andrews

372.  William Spooner (?-1684)
373.  Hannah Pratt (c.1632-?)

380.  Thomas Seavey
381.  Tamson

382.  George Wallis
383.  Ann Shortridge

Generation 10:

704.  Thomas Witham (?-1653)
705.  Unknown

706.  Morris Somes (?-1689)
707.  Margery Johnson (?-1647)

708.  James Babson (c.1577-?)
709.  Isabel (?-1661)

710.  Philip Hill (c.1603-?)
711.  Unknown

714.  John Gill (c.1622-1690)
715.  Phebe Buswell (1622-?)

716.  Thomas Prince (1619-1690)
717.  Margaret Skilling (c.1626-1706)

718.  Elizabeth Harraden (c.1624-1677)
719.  Sarah (c.1630-1699)

720.  James Lane (c.1588-1654)
721.  Katherine Russell (1590-1654)

722.  John White (c.1596-1684)
723.  Unknown

724.  Nathaniel Wallis
725.  Margaret

728.  Hugh Griffin (c.1605-1656)
729.  Elizabeth Andrews (1624-1683)

730.  Samuel Younglove (1605-1689)
731.  Margaret

732.  Richard York (1617-1674)
733.  Elizabeth

736.  John Whitney
737.  Elinor

738.  Henry Poor
739.  Unknown

742.  John Andrews
743.  Joane

744.  John Spooner
745.  Ann Peck

746.  Joshua Pratt (c.1605-c.1652)
747.  Bathsheba (1592-1667)

Generation 11:

1428.  Thomas Gill
1429.  Unknown

1430.  Isaac Buswell (1592-1683)
1431.  Elizabeth (c.1596-1631)

1432.  Thomas Prince
1433.  Mary Patch

Generation 12:

2860.  Roger Buswell (c.1545-1609)
2861.  Margaret (c.1554-1612)

2866.  Richard Patch
2867.  Joan Lavor

Generation 13:

5720.  John Buswell (c.1515-bef.1574)
5721.  Elizabeth Hall (c.1520-c.1553)