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Sixteen 2X Great Grandparents September 20, 2015

Tracing the lives of my 16 Great Great Grandparents  – the generation that lived mainly in New England and Ohio in the 19th century

James Warner Miller Sr   1783 Dummerston Vermont – 1844  Knox County Ohio

Sarah Warner   Newfane Vermont – 1788 – 1858 Knox County Ohio

Gilman Bryant  Peacham Vermont 1789  – 1859 Mt. Vernon Ohio

Elizabeth Thrift   Virginia 1792 – 1865 Mount Vernon Ohio

James Murdock   Crown Point New York  1810 – 1893 Crown Point New York

Elizabeth Kellog Trimble   New York 1810 – 1889

Henry W. Warner  Crown Point New York 1815 – 1859 Crown Point New York

Harriet Anna Wilmarth   Addison Vermont  1821 – 1891  Vergennes Vermont


Samuel K. Friend Jr.

Abigail Hinds P. Brown    1804 Gloucester – 1894 Gloucester

William Fell Fitz   1808 Gloucester – 1880  Gloucester

Eunice C. Baker   1812  Gloucester – 1849  Gloucester

Charles Willis Jr.   1753 – 1831

Eliza Eaton  1789 – 1850

Robert Mears Cummings  1802 Hudson New Hampshire – 1882

Mary Ann Osgood  1809 Dunstable Massachusetts – 1880  Boston


Retracing the first Paris-Brest-Paris

Filed under: Cycling,History,Paris-Brest-Paris — Janet @ 1:14 pm

Off The Beaten Path


The first Paris-Brest-Paris was held as a “utilitarian race” in 1891. Organized by the newspaper Le Petit Journal, the big event started with a parade through Paris, before the cyclists raced off toward France’s westernmost city, some 600 km distant.

On our way to the pre-ride bike check of this year’s PBP, Hahn, Theo and I decided to retrace the beginning of the very first Paris-Brest-Paris.


We met in front of Notre Dame. The original PBP did not go here, but Notre Dame is considered the “center of France”, and the first Flèches Vélocio started here. Left to right: Steve T. (who couldn’t join us), Hahn, Jan, Theo.


The original PBP started at the building of Le Petit Journal in the Rue Lafayette. The offices of Le Petit Journal occupied the center of the block (above), but they’ve been replaced by a modern building that attempts in vain…

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