"You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of a Sergeant"
Joseph Shattuck served faithfully during the Revolution and received a promotion to the rank of third sergeant during his term of service.
Abbott, Wisconsin was named for the prominent Abbott family in the area. Due to Abbott Confederate sympathies the name was changed to Sherma
Marquis de Lafayette Abbott
Lafayette Abbott served with Confederate forces during the Civil War and was prisoner at two of the more notorious Union prisoner of war cam
"Fire King" Sewell Osgood
Sewell Osgood was a industrious man, well thought of in his community who ultimately met a tragic end.
Emily Abbot Everett and Anne Wales Abbot were sisters who lived over 100 years. They are sixth generation descendants of George Abbott an Ha
"The Kansas Audubon"
Nathaniel Stickney Goss was a noted ornithologist whose ambition was to have specimens of every bird species of North America in his collect
Greenwich, Town Lost to a Dam
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 th
"A Dangerous Fellow"
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
Who was the widow Larrabee? A genealogical puzzle solved
Who was the widow Larrabee that married Amos Tyler in 1807? This post explores the use of records to solve genealogical puzzles.
An Ordinary Life
We like to think of our ancestors as leading exciting lives, but most of them lived quiet, ordinary lives rearing their families.