The Terrible Death of Ebenezer Wheeler

If you watch AMC’S show TURN:  Washington’s Spies, you’re well aware of the the Queen’s Ranger leader Robert Rogers.  As noted in the show, Rogers fought in the French & Indian War.  My 1st cousin, 7X removed, Ebenezer Wheeler enlisted and went with Rogers in a raid to Quebec in 1759 where poor Ebenezer suffered… Continue reading The Terrible Death of Ebenezer Wheeler

Hannah Woodhull, consort

The other day my husband and I were at the Cemetery of the Highlands in Highland Mills, NY near Woodbury.  (Orange County) My genealogical serendipity continues to amaze me as I stumbled upon yet another set of Woodhulls from my line and from the Revolutionary War era.  I wasn’t even looking for them and yet,… Continue reading Hannah Woodhull, consort

Tuesday Time Travel

I wanted to share this absolutely *adorable* picture of my paternal grandma Gladys “Earline” Cordle (sometimes spelled Caudill) with her brothers Charles & Homer from 1926.  Her face is so cute all scrunched up and pouty looking. The whole Cordle/Caudill family was centralized primarily in Lawrence County, Kentucky and many married into the Salyers, Wheelers,… Continue reading Tuesday Time Travel

Got a Loafer in Your Tree?

While researching my great-grandfather Jesse Archer, I found the 1870 Federal Census and got a bit of a giggle at his occupation that was listed as “loafer”.  I mean, I’ve read about several silly occupations on the censuses but I’d never come across “loafer” so it brought up a bit of a mystery for me… Continue reading Got a Loafer in Your Tree?