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Dalton Family Genealogy II

Dalton Family Genealogy II

This is an update to the post Dalton Family Genealogy I, published on November, 29, 2012. When I figure out how to link to the first post, I will do so here.

This is information I was able to gather from visiting the Kansas City, Kansas area during the summer of 2013.

My great-grandmother, Nancy Dalton, was the daughter of John Dalton and Mary Phillips. I found a copy of Mary Phillips Dalton’s…

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San Diego - Maritime Museum II
Random Pic of the Month

Walking trail through a forest in North Carolina.

Random Pic of the Month

Walking trail through a forest in North Carolina.

San Diego - Maritime Museum I
Collins Family Genealogy II

Update to Collins Family Genealogy I.

In an earlier post, I described my Collins line back to Hezekiah Collins and Sarah Jane Wood.
This post focuses on Sarah’s side of the family, at least in part.

Many years ago, I visited my grandmother’s cousin in Oregon. While she wasn’t able to provide me with any information further back than what I already had, she gave me a copy of a letter from someone…

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April Fools Day

April Fools Day used to be a day of carefully thought-out jokes or pranks.

Now, the pranks are either really lame or potentially dangerous.

Maybe we could have Court Jesters Day, instead.

Obviously, the days of the revered court jester have long since passed, unless you are a regular attendee of Renaissance Faires.

So let’s bring back the costuming, the pageantry, the bad puns, the…

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Texas Spring Pic

Happy Spring, y’all.

Texas Spring Pic

Happy Spring, y’all.

Brick Wall of the Month: Elijah Perry

Brick Wall of the Month: Elijah Perry

My brick wall for the month of March is Elijah Perry.

Elijah Perry was born about 1823 in Kentucky. Probably. At least, that’s what is indicated on the 1860 US Census. Maybe he was born somewhere else, and some when else. Whoever reported the information to the census taker didn’t even report his wife’s name (Dinah). She is represented by just a squiggle.

Elijah and Dinah married in Missouri in…

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Cocke Family Genealogy - 3/20
Random Pic of the Month

Eleven.