Is This a Haunted House? 52 Ancestor week 44 -Frightening

In honor of Halloween, I looked to see if any of the old houses in the family have any ghost stories associated with them. I found one, the Gideon Frisbee house in Delhi, New York. I have written about Gideon Frisbee here. I did not know about the haunting history until today 3 months after … More Is This a Haunted House? 52 Ancestor week 44 -Frightening

Where did the money go? 52 Ancestors Challenge- OOPS

This weeks challenge posed by Amy Johnson Crow is Oops. This was a challenge to figure out someone to fit in this category but I think this ancestor fits. My 3x great grandfather, John Lafayette Shelby, born 1828 in Tennessee, moved to California in the 1850’s. He became business partners with Rodger Gibson Hinckley-my 4x … More Where did the money go? 52 Ancestors Challenge- OOPS

Bartholomew Sullivan – 52 Ancestors – Colorful

This week’s 52 Ancestors challenge from Amy Johnson Crow is Colorful. I decided to write about my 4x great grandfather. Not much is know about Bartholomew Sullivan during his years in Ireland. He was born around 1782 and I’m not certain where in Ireland he was born or who his parents are. He married a … More Bartholomew Sullivan – 52 Ancestors – Colorful

Ancestor Migration

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge by Randy Seaver posed the following on his blog: 1) Many of our ancestors migrated to a distant place. Which one of your ancestors migrated the furthest? Or the furthest in North America? It could be in one big move, or in several smaller moves over their lifetime. … More Ancestor Migration

Catherine Carew – 52 Ancestor Challenge – Birthday in October

This week’s 52 Ancestor Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow is Which ancestor had a Birthday or Anniversary in October.¬†I chose to write about my 2x Great Grandmother Catherine Carew. She was born October 10, 1844 in Ennismore, Canada to Patrick Carew and Ellen Sullivan. She is the second of 9¬†children: Ann 1842, Mary 1846, Ellen … More Catherine Carew – 52 Ancestor Challenge – Birthday in October