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Quilt for Amanda

Amanda Treadwell (1836-1854) was the daughter of Walter Treadwell (1797-1870) a farmer who lived on Lyons Plains Road in Weston, CT, and was the brother of my 3rd great grandfather Ebenezer Nichols Treadwell.  (Walter and his neighbor Hanford Nichols donated … Continue reading

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Red Cross Volunteer

My great-aunt Marjorie Gould joined Bayonne’s Red Cross Woman’s Motor Service Unit (see her photo, top right below)  in the spring of 1918 to help victims of the rampant flu epidemic.  After a busy summer with this and other activities,  she caught … Continue reading

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family historian

  What a pleasure to be able to connect with someone who has first-hand knowledge of family history. One such person is Virginia (Ginny) Black Dietz, who spent  her life on Northfield Road in Watertown CT. The daughter of Raymond … Continue reading

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Cousin Aaron Burr

With all the hoopla over the Broadway show Hamilton, it is worth remembering that U.S. Vice-President Aaron Burr (1756-1836), who shot founding father Alexander Hamilton in their July 11, 1804 duel in Weehawken NJ, was a member of our family. … Continue reading

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Fought at Bunker Hill?

Dr. Henry Skilton (also known as Skelton), my sixth great grandfather, was born in St. Michael’s, Coventry, England on Nov. 19, 1718. According to the book Doctor Henry Skilton and His Descendants, published by the Skilton family in 1921,  he … Continue reading

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James Black in Montreal

We visited Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History this weekend–and were reminded of James Black‘s arrival from Ireland in the 1840’s. Thousands of Irish and other immigrants from the British isles emigrated to Canada during that troubled decade. James … Continue reading

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Meads and Treadwells

I have always wondered how my great-great grandparents Aaron Treadwell (1828-1896) and Lois Mead (1830-1888)  happened to meet. Aaron was born and grew up in Redding, Connecticut.  Lois grew up in Cadiz, New York, a rural upstate community some 350 … Continue reading

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