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 42 – Adventure

When I think of Adventure, I think of my Grandpa’s sister Olive. Olive Witherwax was born 19 February 1895 in Peru, Clinton County, New York. She was older than my Grandpa by 15 years. Sadly I don’t think my Grandpa new his sister Olive very well as she died when he was 10 years old.Continue reading “52 Ancestors- Week 42 – Adventure”

52 Ancestors-Week 32 – Sisters

I could right about several sister sets right now but I am going to go back to my Larkin Line, since I am continually enthralled with my Sarah Larkin Beardsley. If you remember I started this genealogy hobby with my maternal grandparents and the Larkin family is through my Grandpa. The story goes that SarahContinue reading “52 Ancestors-Week 32 – Sisters”

52 Ancestors – Week 27 – Independent

Week 27’s prompt was supposed to go up around Independence Day and it was suggested to write about a relative who fought in the American Revolution. IF you have read for a while you will know that I am a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I knew I had relatives whoContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 27 – Independent”

52 Ancestors – Week 22- At the cemetery

So it seems like when life gets busy the blog is the first thing I let go. Oh well I am only behind 8 weeks or so. I had my first taste of researching in cemeteries back in my preteen years, I was probably 11 or 12. I spent summers with my grandparents in ClintonContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 22- At the cemetery”

52 Ancestors – Week 18 – Road Trip

So I have decided my goal by the end of July is to be caught up on the 52 ancestors challenge. I am about 8 weeks behind which isn’t too bad. Especially since June is such a blur. Week 18’s prompt was all about a Road Trip. While I am sure my ancestors traveled. IContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 18 – Road Trip”