About a decade ago, I assisted a coworker with researching her family history. This coworker and I went to lunch, where she rattled off her family surnames. Between bites, I wrote down her information. That weekend, I started searching high and low for her missing kin.
Another year has passed, and a new one has just begun. On this first day of 2018, as I have done for the past several years, I would like to take some time to reflect on the previous year and contemplate the year that lies ahead. Naturally, as a family history buff, I tend to look back instead of forward. It is just who I am. So here goes…
On this day, 18 December 1850, Mary (Myers) Good, my 5th great-grandmother, passed away.
Mary Myers was born in 1780 in Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland. Her father was John Myers. The name of Mary’s mother is unknown.
On 7 December 1295, Gilbert “The Red” de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, 7th Earl of Gloucester, 3rd Lord of Glamorgan, 9th Lord of Clare, passed away. He was my 23rd great-grandfather through his daughter Eleanor, my 24th great-grandfather through his daughter Elizabeth, and my 22nd great-grandfather through his daughter Margaret. He was also my 24th great-uncle through his sister Rohese “Rose” de Clare (my 23rd great-grandmother).
On this day, 16 November 1882, Sarah (Schlosser) Thomas passed away. She was my 4th great-grandmother.
On 13 December 1804, Sarah Schlosser was born in Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland to parents John Schlosser and Elizabeth Painter.