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A Work In Progress June 20, 2017

Immigrant ship 33   Immigrant Ship

 

From the piles of papers I’ve accumulated in my genealogy research I am now compiling a list of my immigrant ancestors who came to America – who, when, what year, etc.

Following is my draft so far:   Sorry, I’m having trouble copying the Word document

 

 

PreMemorial Day Visit May 31, 2017

On the weekend before Memorial Day I was visiting home territory in Boston Massachusetts.  While there I visited the cemetery in Winchester where my father and my maternal grandparents and great aunt are buried.  I had been wanting to do this for a long time.  My last and only previous visit to the Winchester cemetery had been 60 years ago in August 1957, the day of my grandfather’s funeral.

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On The Subject Of Family Homes, Old and Not So Old May 30, 2017

Filed under: Family,Family history,Family memories,Family photographs — Janet @ 11:37 pm

   This was our family home in Dublin Ireland, we were the first owners in 1969.  It was ours from 1969 to 2009.  We sold it when we moved Seattle.

23evinea Gilman Bryant  the home of Gilman Bryant in Newark Ohio  He was my Great Great Grandfather and one of the original settlers

Dad's childhood home Buena Vista Hill Newark Ohio  my father’s childhood home in Newark Ohio

 

 

Another Old Homestead

IMG_3236  This is the house in Winchester where my grandparents and great aunt lived from the mid 1920’s to early 1940.  They moved from Omaha Nebraska back to the Boston area when my mother was 12 years old.  Her sisters were 17 and 11.

I was told by the present owner that the house is 100 years old – first built in 1917.  My mother and father were married in this house in December 1935.

  My Great Aunt Gussie(Auntie) and my Grandfather (Fred) and Grandmother May on the front porch of the Winchester house, 1939

 

The Old Homestead May 29, 2017

IMG_3259  the house where I grew up in Belmont Massachusetts, photo taken in May 2017

This is how the house looked when I visited this past week during my trip to Boston.  I don’t know the present owners.  My mother sold the house in the late 1960’s when she moved to Hawaii and I was in Kenya.  My sisters and I have visited the neighborhood several times since then and just reminisced about all the good times we shared there.  My father was the first owner of the house, built in 1926-27.  This neighborhood was part of a new housing development built on the Benton Estate.  Belmont was still a rural town  with many farms not far from the center of Boston.

In May 2017 the house was looking pretty much the same as in the 1940’s when I was growing up.  The most striking difference to me was the landscaping around our house and in fact all around the neighborhood.  Everything was looking very crisp – and beautiful.  It had always been a nice looking neighborhood in earlier days but not quite so professionally done.

IMG Here I am standing in front of the house all ready for my first day of school in the early 1940’s

IMG_0004  an even earlier picture of the house

 

William Tuttle – My 9X Great Grandfather May 14, 2017

William Tuttle  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

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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.