William Tuttle, 1607-1673 departed Northampton England to sail on the “Planter” to arrive in Boston 1635. He was accompanied by his wife Elizabeth and 3 children. Later he settled in New Haven.
More About The Nine Generations Chart May 3, 2017
In reality my 9 Generations Chart has a few gaps in the tree, starting with Generation 7 where there are 10 ancestors missing.
Generation 7 should have 64 ancestors but there are only 54 identified
Generation 1 – Me
Generation 2 – My Parents
Generation 3 – My Grandparents 4 people
Generation 4 – My Great Grandparents 8 people
Generation 5 – My Great Great Grandparents 16 people
Generation 6 – My 3X Great Grandparents 32 people
Generation 7 – My 4X Great Grandparents 64 people
Generation 8 – My 5X Great Grandparents 128 people
Generation 9 – My 6X Great Grandparents 256 people
Ideally there should be 511 people on the tree
I searched again for the missing parents of Agnes Lee. Agnes Lee is in Generation 6. No luck in finding her missing parents in Generation 7. So that means I’m also missing her 4 grandparents and 8 great grandparents in generations 8 and 9. Things compound rapidly.
Nine Generations May 2, 2017
Family members are so impressed with my 9 generations genealogy chart – there is a clamour for more. On I go. Next thing you know the cat will want to be included also.
Mary Elizabeth Murdock April 10, 2017
My paternal grandfather Major Charles Dana Miller – this is the man my grandmother Mary Elizabeth Murdock married in 1882. He fought in the Civil War – Mary Elizabeth Murdock was born in 1863. So the man who was to be my grandfather was a soldier fighting in the Civil War when my grandmother was born.
Mary married a man many years her senior. How did this come about? Family rumor has it that she went West in 1880 from Crown Point New York to Mt. Vernon Ohio to look after Charles’s young children after their mother died.
Mary Elizabeth Murdock, 1882 (?)
Charles was born in 1836. So he was 27 years older than Mary. He was a widower with 2 children. They married in Chicago in November 1882.
Questions – how did this sequence of events happen?
Well, Mary went West shortly after her own mother died and also her younger sister. A time of sorrow and upset. Mary had recently graduated from Albany Normal School (State Teachers College) – so she was a qualified teacher.
But my research in ancestry.com reveals that when Charles’ wife died the children were young teens, age 14 and 13, not infants needing a carer. So if she went West to be a carer she would have been more of a housekeeper than a nanny, and possibly a tutor for the children.
And furthermore, there were Murdocks who had previously migrated from Crown Point New York to Mt Vernon Ohio.
Getting To Know My Paternal Grandmother April 8, 2017
Mary Elizabeth Murdock=Mary Murdock Miller 1863-1954
This photo shows her in her Red Cross Nurse Uniform. Late Flowers is a book of poems which she wrote in her later tears when she was a member of a Poetry Circle in Florida. The book is self-published.
This is not the photo I was looking for and saw earlier today. (Very annoying that.) The image I am searching for was taken in 1948 when my sister Ruth and I visited her in Raleigh North Carolina. I’ll find it in due course.
Meanwhile, My father with his mother in 1943
And here’s the missing photo
My grandmother and me, 1948
I Could Write A Book…….. March 28, 2017
1930’s postcard from Ogunquit Maine
I could write a long book about the memories stirring in me as I view this postcard from Ogunquit Maine.