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History of Seymour, Connecticut with Biographies and Genealogies – W. C. Sharpe

History of Seymour, Connecticut with Biographies and Genealogies by W. C. Sharpe was published by Record Print, Seymour, Connecticut in 1879. I must admit that what first caught my eye about this volume was that Seymour was one of the … Continue reading

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Rolls and Lists of Connecticut Men in the Revolution 1775 – 1783

This is Volume VII, published by the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut, 1901. I knew I had a number of ancestors that either came from or stopped for a bit in Connecticut. I was aware that my line of the … Continue reading

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And then, I found Grandmother Thankful Isham – my roadblock for years.

I had been stumped as to what was next in my 5 times great grandmother, Thankful Isham, pedigree. I was stumped for a number of years and I admit this is where I stopped looking because it was too daunting. … Continue reading

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And then, back to the Norman Conquest of England …

The book on the Lee family pointed me to this book on the Stevens Genealogy – Some Descendants of the Fitz Stephen Family in England and New England by C. Ellis Stevens, 1905 As an introduction, the book begins: “The … Continue reading

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The 400 Year Story of an American Family

My 5th cousin mentioned in a letter that there was this book about our Lee ancestors that I might want to find. The book was The 400 Year Story of an American Family, Characters, Communities & Contributions, by Paul B. … Continue reading

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Grandpa had a funny hat

My grandfather was a Shriner (32nd degree of Free Masonry). He was also a member of the Consistory (from the 19th to 32nd degree of Free Masonry) and a mason. He was proud of his heritage of being a member … Continue reading

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Happy 122nd Birthday, Cousin Pearl!

My first cousin, twice removed, Pearl Geneva Churches, was born on 21 February 1899, to George W. and Ora Lee Churches. Pearl was my grandfather’s first cousin. At the age of 22, on 4 August 1921, Pearl married Ortheldo Miller, … Continue reading

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