Our 4th and 5th great-grandfather John was a real Christman: He was born on 25 December 1763.
Last Sunday 37 years ago, (Great-) Grandpa Paul passed away in Gütersloh, Germany.
Time is an odd thing: Some things feel close and remote at the same time.
If the ancestor with the most spelling variations in their first and last name won a prize, our 3rd and 4th Great-Grandma Fouts would be a good candidate.
The Phillips family had been in the New World for two generations already when John was born in 1776: The first Phillips of this line, James, immigrated during the first decade of the 18th century from Suffolk in England.
Mary Conkling, daughter of Lion Gardiner and our 9th and 10th great-grandmother, passed away this week 293 years ago.
This was one of the little genealogical surprises that you stumble upon every now and then in your researches.
Relief Howe Everton was our 4th and 5th great-grandmother in the Denney line.
Until recently, we did not know when exactly, where or how Great-Uncle Hans died. Now we know.
Our 10th and 11th (and 11th and 12th) great-grandmothers Chidester both died around the same date, albeit a quarter of a century apart.