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.
Ancestors of Ida DeVern Swartz Thomas (1921 – 2013)
1880… Grover Cleveland and James G. Blaine were running for president, Victoria was queen, and my ancestors were scattered across Continue reading
The map below shows the likely location where my known living ancestors resided in 1870 and 187
Imagine – You pay the fare and board a ship headed across the Atlantic. It is packed with 564 other people. A few fellow travelers are also from Poland.
Below is a chronological, color-coded index to the journeys taken by the Utah Pioneers who are the ancestors of my Continue reading
Until last month, the furthest back I could trace my direct maternal line was to my 6th-great-grandmother, Mary Ann Geiser. Continue reading
Update: Since writing this, I’ve learned the identity of Mary Ann Geiser’s parents. You can read what I found at Continue reading
This chart shows the demonstrated Irish ancestry of Edith Amelia O’Brien Beazer. (a,f) In orange are people born in Ulster, Continue reading