Thank goodness that I had a whole month to do my 12 Ancestors in 12 Months post because this one took a whole lot longer than I expected.
February’s writing prompt, Branching Out, got me thinking about the limbs and offshoots of our family trees. Although I, like most genealogists, often focus on direct ancestors, as evidenced by this blog, I occasionally scale branches of our indirect relatives, discovering distant cousins amongst the twigs.
Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Extended Families, Famous Faces and Places, Harwick-Bush Line, Watts-Stark Line
Tags: 12Ancestors12Months, 52Ancestors, American history, ancestry, connection, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, writing challenge, writing prompt
On this day, 8 February 1831, Thomas Chamberlin (my 6th great-grandfather) passed away. Born in 1754, Thomas Chamberlain (Chamberlin) was the son of James and Lydia Chamberlain. The family lived on their homestead situated on Oyster Creek, midway between the towns of Barnegat and Waretown in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Some of Thomas’ siblings were brothers David and Jobe and sisters Rebecca, Lydia, and Mary.