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 40 – Harvest

This was a rough topic as it reminds me how much of our history has been lost. My Weatherwax family were farmers. My grandparents were dairy farmers and lived in Clinton County, the stopped farming full time around the time I was born. My great-grandfather, Benjamin sold the family farm that had been in theContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 40 – Harvest”

52 Ancestors – Week 39 – Maps

I will be totally honest here until the past week or so I really did not use many maps in my research. I have recently fell in love with Locality Guides and part of creating a Locality Guide is to show different sources. Since a lot of my research is in Essex County, NY akaContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 39 – Maps”

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 31- Brothers

I truly believe that our ancestors reach out to us and speak to us. I have been doing a lot of research on my Beardsley/Curtis Lines. I have been working on an assignment for ProGen but I am also trying to link back to another Revolutionary War Patriot, Eldad Curtis. It is tough going becauseContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 31- Brothers”

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 20 – Military

I have always been proud of the Military members of my family. Though I didn’t know any of them personally, until my cousin Steve joined the Navy, prior to that the only member of the military I knew was my Uncle Leslie but he died in 1971 a few weeks after I was born. ThroughContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 20 – Military”

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”

52 Ancestors – Week 17 – At Worship

You read here time and again how much I love the¬†New York Historic Newspapers¬†website. It was here in the Plattsburgh Sentinel I found these two clips about my 3X great-grandfather Beverly Beardsley, from what I can discern they were Methodist but whatever religion he went to revivals and he must of been involved. This firstContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 17 – At Worship”

52 Ancestors – Week 10 – Bachelor Uncle

As you can tell I am behind with the prompts. So much going on and I actually have a bunch of posts I want to do not related to the 52 Ancestors prompts. Hoping to get myself on track this week with a schedule. My bachelor uncle is my Uncle Calvin. Uncle Calvin is myContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 10 – Bachelor Uncle”