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As I was researching my Revolutionary War connections through her, I discovered that this line.. continues back to the Mayflower.This blog will trace this line back to the Mayflower and explore.. other auxiliary lines.

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  • Final Post of the Year
    on Dec 31, 2011
    Christmas was wonderful this year with our three youngest grandchildren spending the night and opening their presents Christmas morning, just like they did when they were very small.  Of course the presents at this age are not what they used to...
  • Still Trying to Write that Family History
    on Dec 20, 2011
    In my continuing saga of writing the 'story of my life', I purchased Lois Daniel's How to Write Your Own Life Story.  While this is a very good book in its fourth edition, it is still challenging for someone with either a poor memory or huge par...
  • Thanksgiving Season and more
    on Nov 27, 2011
    Thanksgiving reminds me of my connections to the Mayflower, which I will repost here:James Chilton - Susanna FurnerMary Chilton - John WinslowSusanna Winslow - Robert LathamHannah Latham - Joseph WashburnEphraim Washburn - Mary Polen/PollardJaphet Wa...
  • Back Again, After a Short Break
    on Nov 15, 2011
    I think I've written before that the family moved 'across the valley' in about 1960,  but really we moved from above Crouch on the Middle Fork of the Payette River [below on the first map, where it is marked Logue Home - near the present-day Ter...
  • To Continue on with my Story
    on Oct 22, 2011
    Two of my brothers were over this last weekend and we talked about what it was like growing up in Garden Valley, especially up on the Middle Fork of the Payette River.  They recalled when our oldest brother, Tommy, took a gas motor that dad had...
  • Roger's Story
    on Oct 9, 2011
    My younger brother, Roger also added his recollections to my story - "I was named after a truck driver my mother knew and my middle name, Tuttle, was my grandmother's maiden name, on my mother's side.  I was born in Emmett Idaho on June xx, 19xx...
  • More Early School Years
    on Sep 29, 2011
    Although Garden Valley was a small community, I found it very unusual that I went to school with lots of Lindas - Linda Ho..., Linda Al..., Linda Ed...., Linda La....,  Linda Wa..., Linda Mo..., and Linda Do... (last names hidden because all of...
  • Back to My Memories
    on Sep 25, 2011
    The only time I remember my father spanking me was when I was five or six and I had gone with a young mother (who was probably 18 or 19 years old) to her folks' place up Alter Creek.  My mom and dad had said I couldn't go with her, but I went an...
  • I Regress Momentarily
    on Sep 17, 2011
    I thought I probably should do a timeline of my family's short history prior to my memories.  I had worked on this with my sister a few years ago and I think it is pretty accurate (my sister, Christina, was ten years older than me - the second s...
  • Memoirs Part 4
    on Sep 13, 2011
    1954, the year I started first grade, was a difficult time for my mother.  In April of that year her mother (Christina Ellen Tuttle Crawford) passed away while she was 8 months into her 9th pregnancy.  She was 40 years old and gave birth to...
  • Memoirs Part 3
    on Sep 10, 2011
    Well I came across some photos of myself and brothers taken in front of that house in Garden Valley, and it was not a LOG cabin.  But cabin it was and when I posted about it on "You Know You're From Garden Valley If:" FaceBook page, many people...
  • My Memoir Part 2
    on Sep 3, 2011
    I believe we only spent one winter in the log cabin on Warm Springs Creek.  We next moved down the Middle Fork of the Payette River and across Garden Valley to a house behind the general store on the main Banks to Lowman road, where there were s...
  • Genealogist Models and My Memoir, part 1
    on Aug 28, 2011
    The last post was one that I found very interesting and I knew my readers would love it too.  It is fun to try to categorize the manner that we pursue our favorite past-time.  (I think I am a mix of Steve Jobs model and Marian the Librarian...
  • Stardust 'n' Roots: Sears Catalogue of Genealogists
    on Aug 28, 2011
    Stardust 'n' Roots: Sears Catalogue of Genealogists: Last Sunday our pastor developed an interesting theme during his sermon. The theme had its origin in Episcopal Priest Rachel Hosmer. If a...
  • Living the Dash
    on Aug 22, 2011
    I read of a man who stood to speakAt the funeral of a friendHe referred to the dates on her tombstoneFrom the beginning to the end He noted that first came her date of her birthAnd spoke the following date with tears,But he said what mattered mo...
  • William Randolph, my maternal 7th Great Grandfather
    on Aug 19, 2011
    William Randolph (c.1650-1711) of “Turkey Island”mythurin added this on 2 Feb 2009If he could speak to us today, William Randolph might describe his life as follows:          "Since I was baptized in t...
  • Research Leads to ChangesAs I was doing updates on my family tree (there are a lot of my ancestors that 'grew' new leaves when the Sons of the American Revolution database was made available to Ancestry), I added information to my Yeagers and Cheeks/Chicks. ...
  • More Fun with Genealogy
    on Aug 4, 2011
    Walter, Alida, and (Mary) Winnie Dexter Just recently I was invited to help evaluate the synch method of the new Family Tree Maker 2012, and they suggested that you not use your original files, so I chose to work with my father's mother's family (Wal...
  • Poem "Where I'm From"
    on Jul 28, 2011
    Another Saturday Night Genealogy FunWHERE I'M FROM I am from pine tree covered mountains capped with snow, from Eddy's Bread, Jif, homemade jam and fresh whole milk.I am from the sawmill company tract home... small, portable like the sawmill and fill...
  • Try Some HERITAGE PIE.
    on Jul 17, 2011
    Here's another Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from our friend Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings. The task was to list your 16 g g grandparents, giving birth, death and marriage.  Determine the countries (or states) that these ancestors lived in at...