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Stone Mason

My great-great grand father, James A. Townsend, was born in Calais, Maine and moved to Holbrook, Massachusetts setting the stage for the future meeting and union of his granddaughter, my grandmother, Eleanor, to my grandfather Lawrence O’Connor. 41 more words


Thomas Aloysius Kennedy

My great great-grandfather, Thomas Aloysius Kennedy. Great-grandfather to my father James. And grandfather to his mother, Eleanor Kennedy. We all have 8 great-grandfathers and 8 great-grandmothers. 20 more words


2. Margret: A Working Wife

My most recent finding was a welcome change from the norm. Though I by no means belittle the hard work of being a mother and housewife, every woman I have discovered so far had no occupation past ‘Wife’. 741 more words


7. William Harper Rae: The Crown's Captain

Tinker, tailor, soldier… I wrote about them the other day. Today is the turn of my sailor, William Harper Rae.

I say ‘sailor’, though William was actually a Captain. 571 more words

Family Tree

6. John Brown: A Lost and Fallen Soldier

A few weeks ago I ordered some certificates online from the General Register Office. One of these was for John Brown, my great-great-great uncle. I met John quite early in my research¬†and had seen his family’s memorial to him on the family gravestone. 460 more words

Family Tree

Let's Start at the Very Beginning...

C’mon, you knew there would be awful puns all up in here.

So, yes. Tracing the family tree was always an interest to me; I remember sitting with Nan making crude trees after she found a box of black-and-white pictures. 189 more words