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 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 26 – Legend

What an interesting topic. Family Legends and Folklore. Stories passed down through the generations. There are 2 pertaining to my grandpa’s family. I have not substantiated them in any way but it is fun anyway to share them. The first pertains to the 30th President of the United States Calvin Coolidge. My grandparents always maintainedContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 26 – Legend”

52 Ancestors – Week 25 – Earliest

This one is an interesting one as I know there are branches that came a little after the Mayflower. (I am still looking for that elusive Mayflower ancestor.) Then I have my Witherwax line that came in 1710 from Germany with approximately 700 families. But for the sake it f this prompt I am goingContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 25 – Earliest”

52 Ancestors – Week 24 – Dear Diary

Sadly, I have never seen a family diary for any of my ancestors. The one ancestor I could imagine writing a diary is my 2X Great Grandmother Sarah Larkin Beardsley. I could imagine her writing about losing her mother at a young age. Living with her grandparents. Living with her aunt and uncle, about gettingContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 24 – Dear Diary”

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 19 – Nurture

Nurture. This one through me for a bit but the more I thought about it the more my Grandma came to mind. Frances Mary Stewart Witherwax (1922 – 2004) Whether it was her own children, the children she watched, her children’s friends or my dad who got chicken pox at her house as an adult.Continue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 19 – Nurture”

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”