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Sufferin’ Until Suffrage

I have voted in every election, primary and general, in which I could vote since I came of age many, many years ago. For me, voting is my right and my responsibility as an American citizen. Too many people for too long were denied this right. Who am I to squander it?

Ninety-seven years ago today—18 August 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote.

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Patience (Oliver) Croasmun

On this day, 27 June, 1828, Patience (Oliver) Croasmun, my spouse’s 5th great-grandmother, died.

Circa 1767, Patience Oliver was born in Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts to Joseph Oliver and Dorothy Pettis. Her parents were married on 14 November 1766.

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ABCs & Our Family Trees: Letters I & J

  

I have always been fascinated by language, specifically where it originates and how it adapts, mutates, and relates to other languages. That is why I found the recent series of blogs by Andrew’s Kindred so intriguing. It combined my love of etymology with my love of genealogy.  I was so inspired, in fact, that I decided to try my hand at chronicling the origins of our families’ surnames.


This is the ninth installment of a series of posts documenting the etymology of many of our families’ surnames (recent and distant, direct and indirect.)

Now that the H names have been discussed, next up are the letters I and J:

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George Thadeous Bush

On this day, 2 May 1904, George Thadeous Bush died in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. He was my spouse’s 2nd great-grandfather.

George Thadeous Bush was born on 25 January 1856, in Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. He was the first-born child of David Byron Bush and Jane Timblin, who were married on 16 November 1854, in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

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Mary (McHenry) Croasmun

On 30 April 1878, Mary (McHenry) Croasmun died in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. She was my spouse’s 4th great-grandmother.

Mary McHenry was born on 12 February 1799, in East Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. She was the third of eight children born to James McHenry and Elizabeth Stuchell, who were married in 1795 in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

On 27 July 1812, when Mary was only 13 years old, her father James McHenry died. He was only 37 years old. (Incidentally, both of James’ parents died in 1812, as well. Perhaps there was a pervasive sickness that went through their community that year?) With James’ death, Elizabeth (Stuchell) McHenry was left to raise eight children on her own.

On 15 July 1819, Mary McHenry married Asa Croasmun in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Asa was the son of Asa Croasmun and Patience Oliver.

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