Taylor-Thomas Line

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Long Line

It is week three in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge. This week’s prompt is titled Long Line.

I immediately thought of the many lines I have traced back through history the farthest. A few years ago, I became fascinated with identifying and proving lineage for several “gateway ancestors,” colonial immigrants whose ancestry can be traced to Old World gentry, nobility, or royalty. So far, I have determined that the following ancestors are direct descendants of Charlemagne: Edward Foulke (1651-1741) of Pennsylvania, my spouse’s 8th great-grandfather; Lawrence Smith (1629–1700) of Virginia, my 10th great-grandfather; Edmund Hawes (1612–1693) of Massachusetts, my 11th great-grandfather; and Peter Worden (1569-1639) of Massachusetts, my 12th great-grandfather.

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Leah (Blecher) Huffer

On this day, 19 January 1863, Leah (Blecher) Huffer, my 4th great-grandmother, passed away.

Born on 7 January 1805, in Washington County, Maryland, Leah was the daughter of John Blecher and Barbara Furry.

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From Our Families to Yours…

On behalf of my Cole-Marriner family, some of the original 1600s settlers of New Jersey’s Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties, I would like to wish you Happy Holidays!

Speaking for my Watts-Stark family, early settlers of Virginia and South Carolina who, generations later, joined other pioneers venturing west, eventually settling in Cole, Moniteau, and Miller Counties, Missouri, I say Season’s Greetings!

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Genealogy Poetry Challenge: Scotland

For 11 years, Bill West, a retired bookseller with a computer and an interest in genealogy and history, has hosted an annual genealogy poetry challenge.

Anyone is welcome to join the challenge. All you have to do is blog a poem or song (or in my case, both) about the region in which at least one of your predecessors resided. Within the post, share how that poem/song relates to your ancestors’ lives.

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Johannes Achenbach

On this day, 29 October 1692, Johannes Achenbach passed away. He was my 9th great-grandfather.

Johannes Achenbach was born on born in early July 1637, to parents Johannes Achenbach and Anna Catharina Lotsheidt in the town of Anstoß, Prussia (then part of the Holy Roman Empire but now in the modern-day state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany). He was christened on 19 July 1637, at the Protestant church (Evangelische Kirche) of Freudenberg.

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