52 Ancestors – Week 4 – Close to Home

Week 4 already. As I was finishing my final ProGen assignment this week, I decided since Beverly Beardsley (1815-1898) was fresh in my mind he would be the perfect subject for this week’s prompt. Beverly Beardsley was born 15 February 1815 in Chesterfield, Essex County, New York and died 19 December 1898 in Ausable, ClintonContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 4 – Close to Home”

Tombstone Tuesday – January 21, 2020

Beverly Beardsley is the topic of my final ProGen assignment this week, so I thought it was fitting that he was my first Tombstone Tuesday topic. He is buried in the Old Clintonville Cemetery in the same plot as his son, Leslie Winchester Beardsley and my beloved Sarah Larkin Beardsley, MD. Beverley Beardsley lived inContinue reading “Tombstone Tuesday – January 21, 2020”

52 Ancestors – Week 3 – Long Line

I really had to think about the direction I wanted to go with this one but I decided to tell you about one of the lines I am working on. I really would like a Mayflower ancestor but can’t find one. I did find what I believe is an accused witch. You have heard meContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 3 – Long Line”

52 Ancestors – Week 2 – Favorite Photo

This week we were prompted to post about our favorite photo. I have 2 currently one old and one new. I love this photo of my husband and our 3 kiddos from October 2018. It is a favorite because Jimmy our now 12 year old is actually looking at the camera. He has autism andContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 2 – Favorite Photo”

52 Ancestors in 2020 – Week 1 – Fresh Start

It is a brand new year and a new decade. As the new year dawns it is full of amazing possibilities and opportunities, a new beginning and a fresh start, which brings us to our topic for week one of the edition of 52 Ancestors. My Fresh Start is not chucking everything and starting over,Continue reading “52 Ancestors in 2020 – Week 1 – Fresh Start”

52 Ancestors – Week 52 – You

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” ― Judy Garland I did it. I completed all 52 Weeks of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. I stuck with it. This weeks prompt is about you. So I figured I would tell you a bit about me. IContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 52 – You”

52 Ancestors – Week 51 – Future

So looking forward to 2020, I have all sorts of projects and goals in mind. It is going to require me to be a bit more organized with my time and with my research. Genealogy Projects for 2020 File a DAR supplemental application for my daughter through her paternal grandma’s line. Clear the DAR AdditionalContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 51 – Future”

52 Ancestors – Week 49 – Craft

This is a topic that is near and dear to me. Back in 2010, I taught myself to sew. My grandma was a master seamstress. She could also crochet and knit, but I never took her up on her offers to learn and it makes me sad. This is a dress I made a coupleContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 49 – Craft”

52 Ancestors – Week 48 – Thief

I knew right away this entry would be about Henry M. Bass. I don’t actually know if he was a thief but he is indeed a scoundrel. Henry M. Bass was born 24 June 1886 in Warsaw, Duplin County, North Carolina. The son of John William Rufus Bass and Emma Faison Best Bass. The onlyContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 48 – Thief”