Posts Tagged With: Maryland

John Jacob Huffer

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.

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Jane (Shook) Ardinger

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.

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Ella (Long) Thomas

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the passing of my second great-grandmother, Ella V. (Long) Thomas, who died 98 years ago on 18 September 1922. Although I never met her, she raised a truly admirable daughter, my great-grandmother, whom I have mentioned in previous posts.

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Black Sheep or Lost Lamb?

To quote Britney Spears, “Oops, I did it again!” I missed Week 33 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge. Darn it! And last week’s writing prompt was a really interesting one too: Black Sheep. I would really hate skipping that. At the same time, I find this Week 34’s challenge, Chosen Family, quite intriguing. I wonder… What if I combine the two challenges into one? Is there a family member who was both a “black sheep” and had a “chosen family”?

Yes, there is. But before I introduce this black sheep/chosen family individual, let me tell you a bit of backstory first…

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Leah (Blecher) Huffer

On this day, 19 January 1863, Leah (Blecher) Huffer, my 4th great-grandmother, passed away.

Born on 7 January 1805, in Washington County, Maryland, Leah was the daughter of John Blecher and Barbara Furry.

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