In 1869 Robert Stokes, two sons & Henry Striker headed to Kansas with three covered wagons, an extra horse and two cows. Their destination was Brown County, with a plan to build a house, plant crops, find water and settle on the Great Plains.Read More
Little sister is Susan Emmaline “Emma”, the eighth child and only daughter of my 3rd great grandfather Robert Firman Stokes. He, Emma, and her mother Hannah Parker Jones Stokes saw five of Robert’s sons volunteer to defend the Union during the Civil War. All served in the Western Theatre, under General Ulysses S Grant at…Read More
Was 9-year-old Kate Selensky’s career chosen because of a young doctor’s generous gift celebrating her Scarlett Fever recovery?Read More
On June 16, 1876, my great grandmother, Cinda Stufflebeam received Currier and Ives’ Little Sister lithograph for her birthday…Read More
When thinking of inheriting family treasures, family bibles, antiques, photos, and jewelry are the first items that come to mind. Some are blessed during the giver’s lifetime, learning its history from a first-hand account.
Not that lucky in having been gifted or inherited treasures?Read More