On this day, 19 February 1864, Asa Croasmun (my spouse’s 4th great-grandfather) passed away.
Born on 15 October 1794, in either Massachusetts or in Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, Asa Croasmun was the son of Asa Croasmun and Patience Oliver.
Categories: Everyday People, Harwick-Bush Line, On This Day
Tags: ancestry, biography, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania
In case it was not evident from my previous reviews, my most recent reads have been historical novels set during wartime, specifically World War II. Which is why I wanted to read We Must Be Brave, by Frances Liardet.
According to family lore, when I was just a newborn, my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother wanted me to be christened. However, my father interceded, saying that when and if I were baptized, it should be something that I knowingly would choose. His stance made sense to my mother, and I was not baptized as a baby.
Growing up, my family moved a lot. Throughout the upheaval, the one constant in my life was my sisters. Each time we went to a new school, in a new town, in a new state, they were there with me, lending their support. We knew that, no matter what, we were in it together.
Because I have been blessed with such special siblings, I wanted to read a historical novel about two sisters whose bond sustained them through adversity.
On this day, 1 February 1248, Henry II of Brabant passed away. He was my 24th and my 25th great-grandfather.
Born in 1207, in Leuven, Belgium, Henry II of Brabant was the son of Henry I of Brabant and Matilda of Boulogne.