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The Beginning of the Varnum's in Canada: Crestleaf.com’s 12 Months of Fascinating Family Finds: April

My brother-in-law asked if I knew anything about the Varnum branch of his and my husband’s family tree.  I knew that when Thomas Cornish  came from Cornwall, England, he married Mary Ann Varnum. 663 more words


Movie Review: Beyond the Mask (2015) 3.5 Stars

Beyond the Mask

Release Date: April 2015

Watched via Netflix DVD: May 2016

3.5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis (from IMdb): The chief mercenary for the British East India Company, being double crossed by his former employer, has made his way to the American Colonies. 257 more words


My Name is America: The Journal of William Thomas Emerson - Book Review

            The ‘My Name is America’ series is similar to the ‘Dear America’ series in the way that the historical fiction books are written as diary entries, but ‘My Name is America’ is written from boys’ points of view. 213 more words

US History


In an effort to exploit my OCD-ness for good, here is a list of late 18th century surnames present in the western half of Connecticut during the American Revolution… 276 more words


Hamilton versus Jefferson: Commentary, Part 13

In Chapter 11 Holloway shifts from the domestic to the international with the French Revolution. New to me was the revelation Alexander Hamilton was not… 1,018 more words


America's Frontier History Expedition

Visiting Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Saturday, May 7 from 9 am – 4 pm

From May 7-30th, 2016 a reenactment of settlers braving the wilderness to seek new opportunity west of the Allegheny Mountains will take place as men and women recreate a 230 mile 18th century horseback expedition from Sycamore Shoals, Tennessee to Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky, representing a cross section of people and cultures, frontier men and women. 662 more words

18th Century

April 26, 1777: Sybil Ludington's Ride

The eldest of twelve children, Sybil Ludington grew up in a household of ardent patriots, her father being the commander of the local militia in Duchess County New York.  181 more words