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Honoring Female Ancestors: Hannah Kimball

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The month of March is Women History Month. I will be adding some of my female ancestors. in my blogs to honor the hard work that all the achievements small or large to our society. We may not know the full contributions our ancestors provide during their lifetime. We do now that those achievement are not always honored. I honor the achievements in each blog I do, male or female, you are remembered here.

Hannah Kimball, born  1728, to, as yet, for my family tree purposes unknown. When I find documents, other than family trees, for Hannah’s parents I will add them to my tree.

Kimball Hannah1747 Aug 20 marriage Valentine Colby

She is the wife of Valentine Colby 1728-1812, that “assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Lieutenant in the Army.”  Hannah is the  mother of Hezekiah (1757-1817), Joseph, and Levi. I’m still researching Hannah and her ancestors and descendants.

She is my 6th great-grandmother from her son, Hezekiah to his son, Chellis; his son, James M; to his daughter, Kate E [who married Alonzo Chase;] to her daughter. Clara J Chase [who married William F Nelson;] to her daughter, Lillian Mae Nelson [who married Nathan A Stearns;] to her son, Nelson William Stearns-my father.

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Ancestry.com  Operations, Inc. 2011 Provo, UT, USA. http://interactive.ancestry.com/2495/41254_265455-00402/81547285?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/86776289/person/48543203363/facts (accessed 11 Mar 2016), entry for Kimball, Hannah

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World War II and M&M Candy?

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Enjoy a trip down memory lane, celebrating 75 years of M&M’s.

This year M&M candies turn 75 years old. You may wander what M&M’s has to do with genealogy. The USA Today news article on 3 March 2016 answers that question.

“M&M”s grew out of necessity when the military requested Mars make chocolate for the troops at the start of World War II. The candy’s hard exterior meant the chocolate didn’t melt and was ideally suited for overseas travel. When the war ended, soliders were still clamoring for the tiny treats, and Mars began selling them to regular customers in 1947.”

The next time you are with your family, see if your grandfather, father, uncle, grandmother, mother or aunt served in WWII. If they did, ask them what they remember about M&M’s as part of the rations.

M_and_M_candies _USA_Today_4_Mar_2016

Happy 75th Birthday M&M’s!

Sources:

Malcolm, Harley. “Big plans for tiny candy as M&M’s turn 75.” USA Today (3 March 2016): Section B 1.

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Ancestor’s Special Days in January

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2 March 2016

[Charles Lawrence Pease with his step son, Fredrick Francis Allen, granddaughters Christine Allen and June Lee Stearns]

Here is the list, to date, of my Ancestors’, (direct and cousin lines), special days in January. I removed the year of birth for those still living. I did leave the year in for the Anniversaries.

8 January 1747 Samuel BEAN

8 January 1888 Jonas Noah BROWN and Emma G BANCROFT

9 January 1640 Jacob GOODALE

9 January 1657 Joseph BATES and Esther HILLARD

9 January 1794 Martin BATES

9 January 1929 Arthur B DAME and Dorothy M PLACE

10 January 1669 Thomas WELLS and Mary PERKINS

10 January 1677 Joseph HOAG

10 January 1928 Daniel Zigmund BUTKA

11 January 1646 Thomas WELLS

11 January 1653 Hannah ROWELL

11 January 1800 Barzilla DYER

12 January 1584 John WINGE

12 January 1642 Elizabeth JACKSON

12 January 1647/48 Lydia CHATER

12 January 1676/7 Hannah FRAME

12 January 1702 Elizabeth PEASE

12 January 1719 Hannah RIPLEY

12 January 1792 James BABB and Joanna MACKSFIELD

12 January 1930 Joseph DULA and Frances KOTCH

13 January 1670/71 Mary TUXBURY

13 January 1733/34 Jonathan SPALDING

14 January 1651 George MARCH

14 January 1662 Sarah STEARNS

14 January 1688 Lucy NELSON

14 January 1839 Annabella Henry ENMAN

15 January 1641 Thomas NELSON and Joan DUMMER

15 January 1694 Samuel GEORGE and Elizabeth FRAME

15 January 1695 Joshua BATES and Rachel TOWER

15 January 1732 Jonathan SPALDING and Sarah RICHARDSON

15 January 1861 Rufus C BOYNTON-

15 January 1894 Earl Fitts BOUTWELL

16 January 1680 Joseph JEWETT and Ruth WOOD

16 January 1704 Sarah PEASE

16 January 1707 William BENNET and Jemima NELSON

16 January 1740 Wells CHASE

16 January 1783 Thomas MARSHALL

16 January 1795 Lucy MARSHALL

16 January 1926 Percy W CHANDLER and Rosanna C LOCKE

17 January 1626 Thomas NELSON and Dorithie STAPPLETON

17 January 1705 Abigail COLLINS

17 January 1714 Abel CHASE

17 January 1798 John MUZZY and Polly QUIMBY

17 January 1917 Margaret Ellen BURGESS

17 January 1925 Leroy Arthur BOUTWELL and Ruth Ellen CHASE

18 January 1651 Joseph OSGOOD

18 January 1666/67 Naomi TUXBURY

18 January 1676 Samuel COLLINS

18 January 1711 Thomas FLETCHER

18 January 1868 Alphonso P HOYT and Monira G NELSON

19 January 1708 Mary SPAULDING

19 January 1822 Albert NELSON

19 January           Willis G. HILL

20 January 1688 Moses CHASE Jr

20 January 1698 Sarah HALE

20 January 1710/11 Joshua ABBE

20 January 1866 Ida May EMERSON

20 January 1890 Albert NELSON and Ellen STEWART

21 January 1726 Mary MUNROE

22 January 1595 Clement BATES

22 January 1818 Moses Washington HALE

22 January 1819 James COLLINS and Mary GREENLEAF

22 January 1841 Olive HUTCHINS

22 January 1841 Lucinda O.

22 January 1875 Josiah B COLBURN and Belle Sarah COLBY

23 January 1674 William MORSE

23 January 1717/18 John HASTINGS

23 January 1898 Allen Moses PACKARD

23 January 1953 Raymond F FURBISH and Lila N MCKENNEY

24 January 1671 Elizabeth NELSON

24 January 1779 Elias EMERSON

24 January 1853 Margaret Ann ORR

24 January 1872 Velzora Undine HUTCHINS

24 January 1895 Charles G PEASE and Lula M BLAISDELL

24 January           Helen Francis PLACE

24 January 1947 Vernon W. (Verle) JEWETT and Minnie M. (Mitzi) PARTRIDGE

25 January 1669 Isaac GOODALE and Patience COOK

25 January 1854 Timonthy FURBISH and Emily BLAISDELL

25 January 1878 Ruel H. DYER and Louisa Maria ABBEE

26 January 1672 Mary Marie EDWARDS

26 January 1673/74 Barthsheba BATES

26 January 1779 Elias EMERSON

26 January 1821 Susanna Jane HASTINGS

26 January 1836 Elvira STEARNS

27 January 1667 John PERHAM

27 January 1829 Eliza L NELSON

27 January 1870 Sidney Mark TOWLE

28 January 1725 Joshia FLANDERS and Mehetable OSGOOD

28 January 1747 Lydia POWERS

28 January 1765 Mariam BLAISDELL

28 January 1797 Margery Brown PLACE

28 January 1839 Nathaniel J COLBY-1569

28 January 1901 Pauline J PLACE-1017

28 January 1978 Robert Lorin LANGLEY and Ruby Ella PRESCOTT

28 January           Trevor Hunter LAVIGNE

29 January 1719 Elizabeth CHASE

29 January 1737 Eunice CHURCH

29 January 1750 David CARY

30 January 1729/30 Arthur DAGGETT

30 January 1848 Mercy Ann HUTCHINS

30 January 1896 Robert Edward PARTRIDGE

31 January 1726 Samuel SPALDING

31 January 1907 Charles Lawrence PEASE

31 January 1908 Lawrence Irving BROWN

 

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Paternal Ancestors Surname

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It’s time to tell my ancestors story. I am a Family History Researcher. The names below are my direct line surnames for my father, Nelson William Stearns.

Dad and Running Mead Betsy

Dad and Running Mead Betsy or is it Destiny?

Paternal line Surnames:

Amy

Babb

Bailey

Baily

Ballard

Baker

Barker

Bank

Births

Ballard- 2 lines

Barker

Barrett

Bartlett

Bartram

Bean/McBean

Beers

Benyson

Bishop

Blacksol

Blaisdel

Bradley

Brocklebank

Burge

Burrill

Buzzell

Carr

Chase

Cheney

Clough

Codman

Colby-2 lines

Collins

Cooper

Cox

Davis

Denton

Down(s)

Dustin

Dunkerly

Eaton

Elliot

Emerson- 2 lines

Emery- 3 lines

Firman

Flanders

Fletcher-2 lines

Follansbee

Foot

Fowler

Frame

French

Frost

Georg(e)

Goldwaithe

Goodale

Grant

Grantham

Hailstone

Hale

Halstead

Hastings

Hudson

Hunt

Huse

Jefes

Jordan

Joseph

Kimball

Knowlton

Larned

Leach

Learned

Lee

Leland

Locke

Lowell

Macksfield

Marden

Marshall- 2 lines

Martin

Mathes

Merrill

Moody

Morse- 3 lines

Mudget

Nelson

Newbury

Northend

North

Northend- 2 lines

Oliver

Ordway

Osgood

Parrat

Perham

Perkering

Perkins

Pierce

Pike

Platts

Powers

Purington

Quimby

Rand

Randell

Richardson

Robsinson

Rogers

Rowell

Sawyer- 2 lines

Shatswell

Shaw

Shed

Shipley

Silver

Smith

Spalding

Staniford/Stanford

Stearns

Stevens

Teel/Teal

Titcomb

Trull

Tumbull

Tweed

Walter

Warner

Webster- 3 lines

Weed

Wells

Wheeler

Wheetlock

Wilson

Wilterton

Winsley

Witherspoon

Whitney

Woodbury

Woodman

Yeoman

Most of my ancestors were from the six New England states; New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Bragging rights: I have some very entertaining ancestor stories to tell.

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Maternal Ancestors Surnames

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Maternal Ancestors Surnames

It’s time to tell my ancestors story. I am a Family History Researcher doing my best in finding my ancestors. The names below are my direct line surnames for my mother, Shirley Beatrice Pease-Stearns.

I will be adding names to the list as I confirm them with sources, not just from on-line trees.

Shirley drawing the P.E.T Project Raffle winner 2000

Shirley drawing the P.E.T Project Raffle winner

Abbe/Abbee/Abbey

Alcock

Allen

Austin

Ball

Bates

Bennett

Bunker

Church

Collins

Daggett

Downs

Edwards

Emery

Giles

Goodhue

Hazeltine

Holmes

Hutchins

Isaac

King

Knowlton

Munroe

Norton

Pease

Place

Riggs/Ryges

Smith

Stewart

Swetland

Tower

Weston

Williams

Wing

Winter

Wormstall

 

Most of my ancestors were from the six New England states; New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

 

Bragging rights:

I have some very entertaining ancestor stories to tell.

 

Shirley’s paternal line is still under review, verifying direct line ancestors.

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One Photograph – Many Clues

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BUTKA Tyna, Michael J _Nicole DellaGioia Sept 1986

This one photograph gives many clues to the family’s lifestyle.

  1. One child, Tyna, is a Brownie (Girl Scout Brownie emblem on the sweatshirt)
  2. One is a playful child, Michael, (pulling Gina’s hair)
  3.  One, Gina, likes Disney (sweatshirt emblem) and
  4. Doesn’t like her hair pulled (who does)
  5. There is a smoker in the household (ashtray on the chair arm)
  6. Someone drinks soda, tonic, pop or carbonated beverage (depending on the geographical area you live in determines the name)
  7. Someone like traditional furniture
  8. The time of year must be the Fall or Winter season (Fall-Thanksgiving at my sister-in-law’s; Christmas was at my mother-in-law’s)
  9. There is a game next to Tyna (early interactive one, I don’t remember which one)
  10. I’m not sure if that is a jacket, sweater or throw over the arm of the chair (I think it is a jacket)

I have not added the living people names to the post at this time. [I do, in a private note on my Family Tree Program of choice.] This is one of many happy memories spent at my in-laws over the years.

Many things can be seen of the life style, yet the picture is not complete until we add those memories. Memories that tend to fade over the years.

Why not gather a few photos, the family and share those memories. If you can’t get together, maybe share on social media and see what reaction you get. I know two of the three use social media. I will see what a “Throw Back Thursday” post will bring in the way of reaction or memories. Don’t forget to tag them if they are comfortable with that.

 

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Quick Tip: NMI Means?

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NMI

What does “NMI” stand for in this photo. It means he did not have a middle name. NMI = No Middle Initial. I do have the persons birth certificate and marriage record stating he had no middle name.

I could have left his name as James Junkins with a note that he has no middle name. This was a visual reminder when I was research his records that he had no middle name.

When I searched I used different variants of his name, as I would any person in my tree.

 

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