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A Tale of Two Sisters

When the two sisters traveled from France to America with their mother and seven of their siblings in 1854, Elisabeth was seven and Christina was just five years old. 286 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Sally Paige Sargent

Main Street Cemetery

New London, Merrimack, New Hampshire

Sally wife of Ezel’

Sergent Died March

1st 1817 Age 44

A Son & Dau of Ezel’ & 94 more words

Tombstone Tuesday: Keziah McBride Street

Keziah was my fourth great-grandmother and the ancestor I seem to sympathize with the most. She saw her husband, seven sons, and oldest grandson off to the Civil War. 132 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Elizabeth Mosby Woodson Allison (1824-1924)

I can’t remember how I happened to stumble across the story of Elizabeth Mosby Woodson Allison – perhaps the tragic way she died caught my eye in a 1924 newspaper headline.  753 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Cemeteries in Odd Places

   In the early days of American history, it was common for families to set aside a small plot of land on their farm for the family cemetery.  781 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Lois Hawley

My best friend would have been 99 today. It still seems too soon since you left us and not soon enough until I see you again. 242 more words

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His Success is Written in Stone

John Kauffman’s daughter Maria Elizabeth married my 2nd great-grandmother’s brother Emile Schmitt in the 19th century.

Emile became an executive in John’s business, the Kauffman Brewery. 72 more words