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Black Sheep Sunday - Dent Stowell (1882-1948) - part 2

Black Sheep Sunday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

To participate in Black Sheep Sunday simply create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.” 1,661 more words

My Family

They came back and said they were married.

State vs. Ruffin Cook & Dora Stephens  }  Before Elias G. Barnes J.P.

Oscar Neal, being duly sworn, testifies as follows: Dora Stephens has been living on my place and near my house, about three years. 236 more words

Wilson County

Angelina Appleton: A Victorian Bigamist

Angelina Appleton, born 1848

Bigamist of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, and my 4th great aunt 

Angelina Appleton was baptised on 30th April 1848, the fourth child of William Appleton, gardener of Leigh-on-Sea, and his wife Elizabeth.   882 more words


Silver Sparrow

Hello again, so I apologize for that unannounced hiatus — but I am back.

Luckily enough during my hiatus, I did still get to read a bit. 389 more words


The Troubled Life of Stephen J. Olson -- Part II

Stephen J. Olson, my client’s grandfather, fled from Boston in late 1920, after jumping bail on a charge that he fathered the child of a 15-year-old girl (see my last post). 1,262 more words

Lock Up Your Daughters

I’d like to introduce you to Thomas Napper and his nemesis, Ferdinand Philip Fischel Strousberg. Their story is at the creepier end of plots labelled ‘psychological drama,’ but it was real life and publicly played out in England during the years Americans were tearing themselves to pieces in the Civil War. 1,680 more words