12-Year-Old and her Dad Hunt Down 48 Grandparents

7th great grandfather, Amos Parsons, Jr.

It seems that I always wrap a Dead People Adventure into wherever we go. So, when our son-in-law, Jeremy suggested we drive to Vermont to visit his parents, I suggested a quest to find as take picture with as many of his grandparents as possible. Over the course of four days, Jeremy and our granddaughter Emma Grace, had their photo taken with 48, including their 386 year old grandmother who was killed in a 1704 massacre!

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Indian Head Penny Family Lore Debunked

1859 Indian Head Penny

Indian Head Penny Family Lore Debunked 1859 Indian Head Penny Every family has oral traditions, passed down through the generations. Little by little the story is enhanced or adjusted as it is retold. My previous post about Priscilla Estes “capture” and “rescue”, I believe has some basis in true events. However, another story gave me…

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Dear Little Sister…Sending Love from the Battlefield

Russell Stokes, 10th MO Company B

Dear Little Sister…Sending Love from the Battlefield 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…

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