One of the most interesting artifacts I found in my father’s genealogy papers is a copy of a letter from Continue reading
Ancestors of Dorcas Dunn Roberts Crowley (1915 – 1992)
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
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.
Reverend Leland wanted to build a cheese. A giant cheese. A cheese made from the milk of every cow inside Cheshire city limits — Federalist cows excluded, of course.
James Madison’s campaign for election gave John Leland the opportunity to transform his ideas into a political reality.
This is the first and introductory post in a series about my 8th great grandfather John Leland. (a, f) I’m descended Continue reading