Approximately five years ago, a family history blogger, J. Paul Hawthorne, a.k.a. the GeneaSpy, came up with a simple process of keeping track of his family’s birthplaces, using color-coded charts. He posted his idea on his blog, and that idea inspired others. What started as an easy way for him to trace his family places of origin quickly went viral, and amateur genealogists everywhere answered the call to color-code their charts.
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On this day, 26 February 1942, Rumsey S. Watts passed away. He was my 2nd great-grandfather.
Born on 7 December 1859, in Russellville, Cole County, Missouri, Rumsey was the son of John K. Watts and Cynthia Ann Payne and younger brother of John W. Watts, who was born circa 1858.
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.
On this day, 14 December 1886, Jane (Shook) Ardinger (my 4th great-grandmother) passed away.
Jane Shook (Shuck) was born on 31 August 1819, in Berkeley County, Virginia (which is in modern-day West Virginia). Her parents were John Shuck and Rachel Keesecker, who were married on 3 February 1817, in Berkeley County, Virginia.