Monthly Archives: January 2021

Happy 279th Birthday, Grandfather Clark!

279 years ago, 29 January 1742, in Medfield, Massachusetts, my 5th Great-Grandfather, Stephen Clark was born. His father was Solomon Clark. In 1763, in Wrentham, Massachusetts, he married Miriam Thayer, the daughter of Josiah Thayer. The couple made their home … Continue reading

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Who’s off their rocker and whose rocker are they off?

This rocking chair has a history and a sentimental meaning for me times four. My first memory of this chair was it being in my paternal grandparents’ house. It lived in their basement rec-room. It was always there, at least … Continue reading

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Happy 289th Birthday, Patriot Grandfather Jesse Jenks!

289 years ago, on 22 January 1735, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, my 5th great grandfather, Jesse Jenks, was born to John and Prudence Lawrence Jenks. Grandfather married Mary Rhonda Smith , the daughter of Jacob and Dinah Harris Smith, on 11 … Continue reading

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Happy 329th birthday, Grandmother Isham!

329 years ago, 20 January 1692, in the colony of Massachusetts, my 7th great grandmother, Abigail Lumbert, was born to Joshua and Hopewell Bullock Lumbert. On 3 May 1716, in Barnstable, Massachusetts, grandmother married Isaac Isham, son of John and … Continue reading

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And it keeps right on ticking ….

I was given this clock by my grandparents. It was originally purchased by my great grandparents Weaver – Lemuel and Effie. Their son, my Grandfather, remembered it from his childhood in the 1890s. It has seen some damage to the … Continue reading

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Happy 149th Birthday, Cousin Jim!

149 years ago, 17 January 1872, James Henry Weaver [my first cousin, twice removed] was born in Monroe, Perry County, Ohio, to William Powell and Catherine Eliszabeth Deaver Weaver. [Yes, a Deaver married a Weaver!] William was the brother of … Continue reading

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This year’s big project – Flesh out the pedigree to Charlemagne, First Holy Roman Emperor

So, I have had information in my files about being a descendant of Charlemagne for a number of years. With last year’s project of finalizing and locking down my pedigree to members of the Mayflower passengers of 1620, it was … Continue reading

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