Benjamin Wright fought for the United States in the Civil War from 1862 to 1865 as a private in the 35th Missouri Infantry. His unit helped liberate Arkansas by fighting in the Battle of Helena, and being stationed in Little Rock as the war ended.
Newton is about 7 miles west of Boston, and was about a 2-hour march south of Lexington when the first shots were fired on April 19, 1775. The entire area was a hotbed of anti-British sentiment, and when the first call went out for volunteers to help break the Redcoats’ siege on Boston, Joshua enlisted.
1880… Grover Cleveland and James G. Blaine were running for president, Victoria was queen, and my ancestors were scattered across Continue reading
Thomas James Dunn (a,f) was a Mexican War Veteran who settled in Utah in 1850, after crossing the plains with Continue reading
Yes – the town is indeed named after our family.
The Roberts family of Wyoming loved music. Dora Jane Buxton Gish, (f) Isaac Roberts’s (a,f) granddaughter through Jane Roberts Buxton, Continue reading
The map below shows the likely location where my known living ancestors resided in 1870 and 187
It is fitting that Leland, in his small role, carried the writings that helped define the 1st Amendment that he himself played a crucial role in passing.