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.
Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Everyday People, Famous Faces and Places, Harwick-Bush Line, Noel-Ardinger Line, On This Day, Spangler-Kenney Line, Taylor-Thomas Line, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line
Tags: American history, ancestry, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, suffrage, vote, West Virginia, women, womens rights
On this day, 1 August, in the year 1916, James Bernard Williams, my spouse’s 2nd great-grandfather, passed away.
Born on 20 May 1841, in Worth Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, James Bernard Williams was the third known child of Philip Williams and Susannah Jane Record. The couple already had a son, Aaron W. Williams, who was born in 1838, and a daughter, Emily Williams, who was born in 1839.
On this day, 14 July 1882, Philip Williams, my spouse’s 3rd great-grandfather, passed away in Worth Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Phillip Williams was born on 12 February 1812, in Worth Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Joseph Williams and Jane Williams, who were married on 3 February 1796, in Centre County, Pennsylvania. He joined elder sister Maria Williams, who was born in 1796.
On this day, 16 June 1877, Susannah Jane (Record) Williams passed away. She was my spouse’s 3rd great-grandmother.
Born on 4 April 1813, in Worth Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, Susannah Jane Record was the daughter of George Record and Catherine Kelly, who were married on 3 September 1812.
Categories: Everyday People, Famous Faces and Places, On This Day, Williams-Stott Line
Tags: American history, ancestry, biography, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, Pennsylvania
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:
Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Extended Families, Harwick-Bush Line, Spangler-Kenney Line, Surnames from A to Z, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line
Tags: ancestry, etymology, family history, family tree, genealogy, surname