Family Wedding – Day 5 of #30DayFHWChallenge

The prompt for day 5 of the #30DayFHWChallenge is to select your favorite family photo, and write about the moments just before and/or after the photo was taken. Why was it taken? Was your ancestor happy to be in it? This is a weird/hard one for me because as I’m not close with my mom’s… Continue reading Family Wedding – Day 5 of #30DayFHWChallenge

Asbury Archer – Family History Writing Challenge, Day 2

Day 2 of the #30FHWChallenge is to think of your ancestor as a character in a novel, and describe him or her in a few short paragraphs. My 3rd great uncle was Asbury Archer from Noble County, Ohio.  Asbury was a teacher and a writer, publishing several poems and articles through the years.  I shared… Continue reading Asbury Archer – Family History Writing Challenge, Day 2

Dear Esther – Family History Writing Challenge Day 1

As part of the #30DayFHWChallenge, I am writing this letter to my second great-grandmother who was murdered in 1914 by her husband, William, before he shot himself as well.  I’ve written about Esther and William’s sad story before and the tragic ending of their two orphaned boys who would go on to kill themselves when… Continue reading Dear Esther – Family History Writing Challenge Day 1

Visiting My DAR Patriot

Aside from the lovely church & cemetery at Archers Ridge that I posted a picture of yesterday, I also went further down the road a bit to Devoll Cemetery, also in Noble County, in search of my DAR patriot, John Wickham. I’d seen the picture & an article about it before but visiting it in… Continue reading Visiting My DAR Patriot