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.
Categories: Brickwall Ancestors, Cole-Marriner Line, Royal Roots, Spangler-Kenney Line, Taylor-Thomas Line, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line
Tags: 52Ancestors, American history, ancestry, biography, Civil War, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, religion, surname
It is week two in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Week’s writing challenge. This week’s prompt is Favorite Photo.
“That’s should be easy,” I thought, “as I have tons of pictures. With 3,649 images in my family tree, there’s bound to be a photo or two that would qualify as a favorite.”
Categories: Brickwall Ancestors, Cole-Marriner Line, Everyday People, This Is My Life
Tags: 52Ancestors, ancestry, biography, childhood, family history, family photos, family tree, genealogy, growing up, my life, writing challenge
Another year has passed, and a new one has just begun. On this first day of 2020, 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, 30 December 1671, Thomas Lynde (my 11th great-grandfather) passed away in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Born on 11 January 1594, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, Thomas was the son of Nathan Lynde, Jr. and Elizabeth Digby. He joined brothers Enoch and Richard Lynde.
Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Famous Faces and Places, On This Day, Our Families' Faithful
Tags: American history, ancestry, biography, England, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, religion