On this day, 17 June 1874, Hannah (Dilatush) Layton passed away. She was my 4th great-grandmother.
Born in 1810 on Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, Hannah Dilatush was the daughter of Jacob Dilatush and Esther “Hester” Cox, who had married in 1807. Hannah was the second known child of the couple. Their first child, Henry Dilatush, was born in 1808 and died that same year.
A sketch of Bern, Switzerland soon after the time of Peter Erb’s residence, 1757
On this day, 24 May 1801, Peter Erb passed away. He was my 8th great-grandfather.
In February 1712, Peter Erb was born in Bern, Switzerland to parents Hans Erb and Barbara Moser.
Peter Erb joined the following known siblings: Nicholas (born 1703), Barbara (born 1704), and Anna (born 1707). The final known sibling, Ulrich, was welcomed to the family in 1715. Nothing more is known of Peter Erb’s childhood.
Categories: Everyday People, Immigrant Ancestors, On This Day, Taylor-Thomas Line
Tags: ancestry, biography, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, Pennsylvania, Switzerland
My genealogical researches have uncovered dozens of devout ancestors. This is the fifth installment of a series of posts titled “Doing God’s Work: Our Families’ Faithful”, documenting the lives of those who served God.
In the previous post of this series, I focused on family members who served either as Abbott of Aberbethy or Abbott of Dunkeld. Now, I will discuss the life of Ebles I de Roucy, my 30th great-grandfather, who died on this day, 11 May 1033.
Categories: Famous Faces and Places, On This Day, Our Families' Faithful, Watts-Stark Line
Tags: ancestry, biography, family history, family tree, French history, genealogy, lineage, religion
Diarmait Mac Murchada in “Expugnatio Hibernica”
On this day, 1 May 1171, Diarmait Mac Murchada passed away. He was my 27th great-grandfather through his daughter Órlaith of Leinster and my multi-times great-grandfather through many, many lines via his daughter Aoife “Eva” MacMurrough’s granddaughters: Matilda “Maud” Marshal, Isabel Marshal, and Eva Marshal. (I started getting a headache from trying to trace all these connections. What a tangled web of familial connections…)
Born circa 1110, Diarmait Mac Murchada was a son of Donnchad mac Murchada, King of Leinster and Dublin. His father’s grandmother Derbforgaill was a daughter of Donnchad, King of Munster and a granddaughter of Brian Boru.
Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Famous Faces and Places, On This Day, Royal Roots, Watts-Stark Line
Tags: ancestry, biography, family history, family tree, genealogy, Irish history, lineage