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
While in Ohio this past week to welcome the birth of my first grand baby, I took a day off to head up to Noble County where a large portion of my maternal line are buried. Archers Ridge Cemetery is adjacent to the Archers Ridge Church, which I discovered is still in use after peeking… Continue reading A Most Lovely Little Country Church
I was officially inducted on Tuesday night into the Quassaick Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. My excitement is only dampened by the fact my eyes are closed in the picture and it was much, much too hot that day to wear my patriotic scarf. So much for posterity! Oh, the lament! In… Continue reading DAR Induction
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?
It would seem that what I initially thought could have been semi-scandalous and involved star-crossed lovers running away together, was probably more likely that her father was at his sister’s deathbed and sent the brother Jacob in his stead to sign her marriage application.