Walking trail through a forest in North Carolina.
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…
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…
Happy Spring, y’all.
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…