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August 31, 2019

Abbott, Wisconsin was named for the prominent Abbott family in the area. Due to Abbott Confederate sympathies the name was changed to Sherman in 1865.

May 8, 2019

Lafayette Abbott served with Confederate forces during the Civil War and was prisoner at two of the more notorious Union prisoner of war camps: Camp Douglas in Illinois and Point Lookout in Maryland.

May 3, 2019

Sewell Osgood was a industrious man, well thought of in his community who ultimately met a tragic end.

December 11, 2018

Emily Abbot Everett and Anne Wales Abbot were sisters who lived over 100 years. They are sixth generation descendants of George Abbott an Hannah Chandler.

November 24, 2018

Nathaniel Stickney Goss was a noted ornithologist whose ambition was to have specimens of every bird species of North America in his collection.

July 30, 2018

Elizabeth Frye and John Stevens raised their family in Greenwich, MA, a town that was lost to a dam in 1938. The damming project required the reburial of 7,613 bodies including seven members of the Stevens/Frye Family.

July 29, 2018

The probate record of William Woodbridge provides a small glimpse of the matter-of-fact nature of the ownership of other human beings in the antebellum South.

June 24, 2018

Who was the widow Larrabee that married Amos Tyler in 1807? This post explores the use of records to solve genealogical puzzles.

June 24, 2018

We like to think of our ancestors as leading exciting lives, but most of them lived quiet, ordinary lives rearing their families.

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