Crandall Family Cemetery
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Transcription: Crandall Family burial site memorial marker.

  The following is my transcription of the Crandall Family burial site memorial marker of Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts. The graveyard is located at Pound Road, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.   Reverend John Crandall was the 8th great grandfather to my children through his first wife.   Featured image: Crandall Family Burial Ground, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. CRANDALL FAMILY Ancestral Burial read on…

Ellis Williams' house built c. 1754.
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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.

  The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.   Featured image above: Ellis Williams’ house built c. 1754. Was it built by this Ellis Williams just prior to his death, or by his son.   Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams   Know all men by these presents that read on…

Will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.
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Transcription: Will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.

  The following is my transcription of the will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.   WILL OF ISAAC SHELBY, SR.   First GOVERNOR or KENTUCKY   Governor Isaac Shelby died July 18, 1826. His will is of record in the Lincoln County Court. The Filson Club has a photostatic copy of the will which consists of 15 pages, all read on…

Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.

  The following is my list of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 22 Nov 2016.   Featured image: Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   American Samoa American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Chile Chile Civil Registration, 1885-1903 Denmark read on…

Porter records in Connecticut
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Transcription: Porter records in Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; pg 801-804.

The following is my transcription of the Porter records in Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920; pg 801-804 – including that of my children’s 9th great grandfather Deacon Thomas Porter, Jr. and several other ancestors.   [801] (Details) ; Vol. ; Page POMEROY, POMROY, Nathanael m. Susanna (Seymour)*, July 20, 1733.* (“Seymour” in pencil) ; 1 ; 114 Rachel, of Amherst & read on…

In remembrance.
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In Remembrance.

  Being from a dedicated military family, this is a somber time of year for us, in remembrance of those we lost.   The relationships to our children, Erin and Stuart, are in italics following the excerpt.   Remembering those we lost in battle:   Private David Coon (1824-1864) – Civil War(4th great grandfather) The following letters, written by David read on…

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The Cost of War

Nothing makes the cost of war clear quite so much as a visual reminder like this…

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Transcription: Civil War Letters of Private David Coon (1824-1864)

Transcription of the final pages of this extensive project of the Civil War Letters of Private David Coon was completed April 10, 2013.   Page 1… FOREWORD. The following letters, written by David Coon to his wife and children, are here collected, carefully copied from the originals. Many of the letters were written on such scraps of paper as were read on…