Working on my genealogy this morning I found a reference remotely connecting an ancestor to Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick. And this novel of course makes me think of that magical island of Nantucket. One of the daughters of Isaac Morrill, my 9th Great Grandfather, married a Folger and Mary Morrill Folger is mentioned in the novel.
Current Reading – June 2017 June 6, 2017
Non fiction – full of footnotes – fascinating reading! Increasing my knowledge and understanding of the early settlers of Essex County Massachusetts. And I’m finding a number of familiar names which I will follow up and see if they are actually my ancestors.
A Lady In Virginia April 19, 2017
Lady Lucy Higginson Burwell
Lewis Fairfield Burwell
Early settlers in the area that later became Williamsburg Virginia
These are my 8X Great Grandparents
A New Angle April 5, 2017
My grandmother’s self-published book of her poems
What does my paternal grandmother’s family tree look like. My paternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Murdoch, was born in 1863. The Civil War was raging. She lived to experience 4 more wars in her lifetime, the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean War. She married a Civil War veteran and bore 5 children. She became a widow while the children were still young and at home. She was an educated woman, she loved reading. She wrote poetry. I propose to explore her life in as much as I can from the genealogical records and what few scraps I have of her personal letters and family memories.
My grandmother’s home in Newark Ohio where she raised her children
My grandmother and my father, 1943
My grandmother and me, 1948, in Raleigh North Carolina
My grandmother as a young woman
Wicked Puritans December 29, 2016
How to pass time – I read this book to the end, not realizing noon came and went and it is now 1:30 Wicked Puritans of Essex County
I had planned to spend the morning writing Christmas cards. I wrote one before I took a break and picked up this book.