In celebration of Women’s History Month, March’s 12 Ancestors in 12 Months writing prompt is Females.
For more than 12 years, I have written about hundreds of women in our combined family trees, many of them found in the pages of history books. In this post, I wanted to focus on everyday women—ten to them to be exact—who died in March. Although these women lived simpler lives than our more famous forebearers, their lives were important nonetheless, especially to those of us who proudly call them ”family.“
Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Everyday People, Harwick-Bush Line, Noel-Ardinger Line, Spangler-Kenney Line, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line
Tags: 52Ancestors, ancestry, biography, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, matriarch, women's history, writing challenge, writing prompt
On this day, 24 March 1912, John Daniel Stark, my 2nd great-grandfather, passed away.
Born on 15 April 1856, in Morgan County, Missouri, John Daniel Stark was the son of Charles Stark and Elizabeth Manes. John Daniel Stark was one of 18 known children, including five older half-siblings from his father’s first wife, Sally (Amos) Stark—James, Benjamin Amos Stark (born on 12 August 1826), Elizabeth, Rebecca (born 1829), and Nancy—and nine elder full siblings—Mary, born in June 1838; Sarah, born 2 January 1840; Margaret, born in 1842; Vienna, born 13 February 1844; Elizabeth Jane, born on 16 September 1847; Lewis Manes, born 7 January 1850; Samuel J., born in March 1852; William Shelton, born 13 March 1853; and Martha Elizabeth, born 22 April 1855.
I can hardly believe it, but today is my 11th Blogiversary! How can it be that I have been blogging about our families’ history, personal stories, and book reviews for more than a decade? The time has gone by so quickly.
In celebration of my blogiversary, I would like to share a few of my blog’s stats:
- Total number of views, 43,928
- Total number of followers, 335
- Total number of visitors, 22,877
- Total number of comments, 1,296
- Total # of likes, 3,325
- Total # of posts (not including this one), 367
- Posts’ average word count, 819
- Total number of shares, 851
- Most views in a single day, 300 (on 26 August 2018)
- Most popular viewing day of the week, Saturday
Although I know that this is not the blog to end all blogs, and those stats certainly aren’t gonna leave the world gobsmacked, I am proud of them nonetheless. So, excuse me as I celebrate 11 years of blogging ups and downs and get ready for year number 12.
As always, thank you for tagging along on my genealogical adventure!
On this day, 3 March 1851, Joseph Williams passed away. He was my spouse’s 4th great-grandfather.
Joseph Williams was born on 17 September 1767, in Wales. Although his birth was noted in family records, no conclusive sources containing his parentage, hometown, or childhood events have been found to date.
Categories: Brickwall Ancestors, Everyday People, Immigrant Ancestors, On This Day, Williams-Stott Line
Tags: ancestry, biography, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, Pennsylvania, Wales