On this day, 31 December 1868, John Jacob Huffer, my 4th great-grandfather, passed away.
Born 16 March 1806, in Washington County, Maryland to parents Rev. John Huffer and Elizabeth Line, John Jacob Huffer joined elder brother Joseph L. Huffer, born 6 October 1800, and elder sisters Susanna Huffer, born 28 August 1802, and Nancy Huffer, born 5 April 1804.
Categories: Everyday People, On This Day, Taylor-Thomas Line
Tags: American history, ancestry, biography, Civil War, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, Maryland
One hundred years ago, American women were granted the right to vote. However, this right was not won quickly or easily.
In 1848, the women’s movement was launched at The Seneca Falls Convention with women’s suffrage being the primary demand. The movement gathered momentum through the 1850s; however, with the onset of the Civil War in 1861, women’s suffrage lost its steam. Four years later, with the end of the war, the suffrage movement began again. Unfortunately, it took 55 more years before American women were granted the right to vote.
One hundred years ago, during the final days of the First World War, a microscopic menace attacked humanity on a global scale: the Spanish Influenza. The conditions of the war (overcrowding and global troop movements) hastened the rapid spread of this disease. Because of the lack of reliable healthcare and sanitary practices in the public-at-large, this disease quickly escalated into a public health crisis.
We are halfway through the year 2020 and midway through the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge, which is why this most recent writing prompt, Middle, seems quite appropriate.
Middle? Hmm…What “middle” should I write about? Should I write about Middlekauft cousins or Middleton kin, none of whom are direct ancestors? Perhaps I should feature towns and counties in which our ancestors resided whose names contain “middle”, like Middletown or Middlesex? After much deliberation, I decided to highlight the Middle Colonies and a few ancestors who were some of its earliest settlers.
Categories: Brickwall Ancestors, Cole-Marriner Line, Everyday People, Immigrant Ancestors, Williams-Stott Line
Tags: 52Ancestors, American history, ancestry, biography, Dutch history, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, writing challenge, writing prompt
It is week 23 in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge. This week’s writing prompt is Wedding. For this week, instead of focusing on a wedding that was, I will discuss one that was not.
Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Everyday People
Tags: 52Ancestors, American history, ancestry, biography, family history, family tree, genealogy, New Jersey, writing challenge, writing prompt