Wednesday, November 30, 2016


1923, Why is it Important?

Just off the press was another neat blog from Judy Russell, reminding us why 1923 is important to Genealogists, and writers everywhere.

The Legal Genealogist: That 1923 date

Have you figured it out before reading the blog?   Have a great day.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Early William Brown (Jr) Family in VA.


Fred Pentico
your husband

Rhoda Ann Brown
her mother

Robert Brown
his father

Leonard Brown
his father

William Brown
his father     
And his father was William Brown Sr. also. 

Other information can be found here:
Sources: GBNEALOGY OF THE BROWN FAMILY OF PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA by James Edgar Brown, 1930 Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys 1710-1780 by Peggy Shomo Joyner Fauquier & Prince William Co., VA Records Harrison, Lewis & Braxton Co., WV Records

So husband has a very early American line .

Data found on  

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Working Winslow/ Latham are you related?

Susanna Winslow Latham was born 1629 and died 1695.  Mayflower Passenger Descendant.
Direct Ancestor  10 Generations.

Susanna Latham (born Winslow) link to tombstone.

 Direct ancestor 10 Generations.

 Her father was John WINSLOW b 1597-
 11 Generations
 Her mother was Mary Chilton WINSLOW b 1607
  11 Generations.
 Remember the tangled web we weave???

 I suspect this lineage is going to connect with some other lines.  Seeing a WASHBURN here as a husband of Hannah Latham. b 1704  Ours, brings about Tuttle and Morrow and Scott.

Dorothy Inez JONES (born HOFFMAN)
your mother
Inez Mae HOFFMAN (born SCOTT)
her mother
Cornelius SCOTT
her father
Rebecca SCOTT (born MORROW)
his mother
Patience MORROW (born TUTTLE)
her mother
her father
Rebecca TUTTLE (born WASHBURN)
his mother
Ebenezer Washburn, Sr.
her father
Hannah Washburn (born Latham)
his mother
Susanna Latham (born Winslow)
her mother
Mary Winslow (born Chilton)
her mother
 Also seeing Elizabeth COOKE born Latham  b 1665.

 Will have to check the Cooke data at this point I have minimal on Cooke except in Maine which was early Mass.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Rottweil on the Neckar (Germany)

 Looking for information on this town.  Google gave some  interesting pictures and wee bit of history.
 But looking for more historical or genealogical information.

Here are some interesting links:Images for Rottweil on the Neckar, in Germany

Rottweil - The Black Forest in Germany

Rottweiler - Google Books Result

Error: 404 Article not found   see I went to

Puts me back on main page.

 WorldGenWeb Archives - WorldGenWeb Project  This opens in the archives.
then nothing  opens with information afterwards. grrrrr.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Rotweil on the NECKAR in today Germany

  Is there anyone on this Blog System that has contact with this place in Germany.?

  We are looking for answers and it seems they lay in the town of Rotweil on the Neckar.
   That is or was a river in 1840 .

   We can find it on an ancient map, current maps do not show it. LDS can not locate it in their      system.
   Surprise surprise.

  Need to go back to Google Plus and do talk with friend that attended chats from Germany.

  Please reach me at if you have any information on this town or region.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Fred E Pentico AMSC and his Great Grandson Wyatt

This person was Sailor of the Quarter and was nominated for Sailor of the Year.
He designed a tool for working on their aircraft that saved them thousands of dollars.
He served nearly 25 years in the Navy, on planes and ships and land.

A very special person he is.  Thank You for all  you have done and do.
A true Veteran of our country. A member of the Fleet Reserve Association 289.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

LDS Library hunting for Antonio ie Anthony Casper. Kimbrough popped up.


Today Mary and I went to the LDS Library in Mission Valley in hopes to see the records of Anthony or Antonio Casper's Naturalization data.

 We found the exact same thing that was shown at the meeting.  They hunted for the book and page and LDS for some reason does not have it. So we write to OHIO.

  As we were trying to see if other data would show up on the family, a line popped up that takes her back to the BROWN/KIMBROUGH line and those two lines go back farther than where I stopped long ago.  Additional names are GOOCH, SEALES, GRAVES, ETC.

 We printed it off on a fan chart and it is so light I can not read it so we will go back to get the data.
 We found some ? data on one group the lady just scratched her head.  Do not use that some thing    wrong which I was totally in agreement.

  We have searched pretty heavily so now I suspect we go back to newspapers for clues.
  We also wanted to look at a 1820 German Census.  LDS does not have that nor did their Ancestry.

   Next trip we will see what happens on Neumann,  variant lines.

    We will keep you posted.

    Mary Pentico Nelson and Susi Jones Pentico

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun My Way. First Election

Born in 1940 and turned 18 in 1958, my first vote for President was in 1960.

I think I missed one election being to ill to go vote.  Today we can vote many ways besides going to the polls. We can vote early, we can vote by mail. We can vote and take it to the Library for them to give to the polls. ( I learned that last Wednesday).  It is the one right I have, that I feel I need to voice my concerns in.

 My husband and I like to go to the polls so that people(neighbors) see we feel voting is very important and our right to let our neighbors know, how important we feel it is.

As we know many people do not exercise that right.  We still get: " why bother, it does not matter", as a comment back.

I suspect my parents voted from the first time they were able to. It was a very important event for them.

I remember the family voted for Dwight D Eisenhower, both times and the many discussions of why he was the best for the job. Major military back ground and influence within our family. Everyone did something during WW2 and many cousins were in Korea and we lost some in all of these and others.
I still have my I LIKE IKE button.

Family was in Rev War a major percent, family again involved in: War of 1812,  Civil War, and other skirmishes that came along. WW1, WW2, Mexican American, (San Juan Hill), etc.

My husband served 25 years USN. Korea and Viet Nam,  A son served in USN. Mid East Wars

1960 I voted for  John F Kennedy and have his button also. Our family was conflicted that election.
 LOL, being raised Catholic, my vote went to Kennedy much of the family voted for Nixon.

The next election 1964  I did vote for  Johnson,  1968 voted for Nixon. 1972 Nixon. 76 Ford,
Reagan next, Reagan, Bush, etc.

I wish we could vote for the best person verses the party.  I do not like party voting.  Having belonged to two party's and learned lots about others, parties are not productive for the common citizen.

I remember Dad and Mom talking of switching parties but I can not tell which was which or when except it may have been with Ike when he first ran for office. I know they changed again later but not sure when.  We used to have great debates regarding politics. It was worse than religion.

Dad was born a Baptist and raised me Catholic.  Think about that.