A grandmother found
Moving closer to proving Mary Stewart is my 3rd great-grandmother
A story about how important local genealogical and historical societies are to family research
I discover the land where three generations of my family lived in Henry County, Iowa.
Part 1 Of this series of posts was about a woman named Mary Hibbard Stewart and the possibility of her being my 3rd great-grandmother. TL;DR: Mary lived near my 2nd great-grandfather John Kelley in two different states from 1850–1880. Part 2 established that Mary was the right age, had not yet married John Stewart when …
I suspect a woman named Mary Stewart is my 3rd great-grandmother. Read Part 1 to find out why. This post is all about me speculating if it could be true. Fun! Mary Stewart, was born in Windham, Connecticut, on February 9, 1799 to Ozias Hibbard or Hebard and Polly Flower. According to her father's census …
Last October, I visited Urbana, Ohio, to look into my 2nd great-grandparents, John Kelley and Eliza Hurd Kelley. More specifically, I went to figure out who John's parents were because I was pretty sure they weren't the couple most Ancestry researchers said they were. You can read about my trip and my ultimate conclusions starting …
a poem about the uncertainty of our future
So, let our shadows do the talking. High noon and the dark circles under me and the saguaro are loud with sweat. By the time my shadow abandons me, it is stubborn, howling, more coyote than man; yours shrugs toward the cirrus clouds, my new horizon home.
A poem about appreciating living life without knowing the future.