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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

History Explored July 27, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Museums — Janet @ 9:52 pm


staged enbroidery and spinning wheelThis staged historical picture kind of annoys me.  You would think she lead an idyllic life of leisure.  The photographer should have had her spinning on the big wheel at least.  Not doing delicate embroidery.

Photograph from an historical museum in Connecticut.


Elaborate Headstone

Filed under: Abraham Fitts,Ancestors,Genealogy,Grave Markers — Janet @ 2:53 pm

Abraham Fitz Headstone

Headsone for Abraham Fitts in the Highland Cemetery Ipswich Massachusetts.  Abraham died age 59 in 1714


Ancestors Who Served In The Revolutionary War

As I research my genealogy I am finding that most of the men served in the military.  In early days this meant serving in the local militia.  As I come across those who served in the Revolutionary War I will list them here.

Aaron Fitts 1742-1805 was a Private

fd327 revolutionary war icon


Immigrant Ship

Immigrant Ship lyon

One of the Immigrant ships sailing between England and America