Saturday, December 30, 2017
I am walking into 2018 with a clear heart and mind. If you owe me, don't worry about it-you're welcome.
If you wronged me, it's all good- lesson learned. If you're angry with me, you have won. If we are not speaking, it's cool(I love you and wish you well). If you feel I have wronged you, I apologize. Life is too short for pent-up anger, holding grudges, and extra pain! Here's to 2018!!! Feel free to copy and paste.
Spread the positive forgiveness! Love to all. I copied and pasted it on my page. If it does not agree with you, I will pray for you!!!
Our Country and world needs these ideas followed. Just my thoughts. Thanks Lisa
Sunday, December 24, 2017
We wish you a Merry Blessed Christmas.
We wish you a year of peace and goodwill.
We wish you happiness and calm.
From our house to yours,
We wish you much happiness,
We wish you goodwill and peace.
We Wish You The Best Year Ever.
From Our House To Yours,
We wish you a Blessed New Year,
We Pray that the year will be filled with goodwill,
We request you to think good thoughts and project goodwill.
We wish a happy group of family and friends,
We Wish You all Peace and Good Will.
Merry Christmas. Have the Best Day Ever.
From us Pentico's where it is not supposed to be cold. brrrrrrr.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Our Grandchildren and great grandchildren have not a clue of what our life was like if you are in your 70's or older now.
Most of us lived through WW11 and Korea and other skirmishes until Viet Nam came along.
Younger ones were in Egypt, and all over mid Europe south for deployment.
Today it is Syria, and Turkey and a large area of that part of the Continent.
I for one had no TV until 12 about 1952/3. Thinking DAD got it just about time I was to start High School. Probably the year before actually. Ed Sullivan show we watched on Weekend evening.
Jackie Gleason Show and a few others but TV was only on about 2 to 2 1/2 hours even on weekends.
We had radio's to listen to and outdoor activities to keep us busy. If we got underfoot they would find work for us to do. Dig Thistles, pound nails, pull staples, gather and carry in Kindling and of course regular logs for fire after well established.
In the summer we canned fruit and garden products in the evening after other chores were done.
We had lots of coloring books and crayons around. We had some very talented cousins when it come to drawing and mixing colors up.
Of course living in the country we had 4 legged animals to care for and feed and groom and train and play with. I found my 4-H pins this morning. I was shocked to have found Mom had saved them.
But we saved the boys pins for Boy Scouts, same principal.
I took Animal Husbandry and Sewing and a Art Class and learned to make molds and statues and paint them. I made scarf, skirt, blouse, dress and apron, not in that order and have sewn ever since.
Neighbor taught us to knit and crochet the European method verses US. Yes it is different.
I learned to tan hides and butcher and plant a garden and pull weeds and what weeds were eatable verses just a nuisance. Canning was never my favorite. Being afraid the Canner would blow up and burn us all. Learned to make Jerky and can meat and cut and freeze animals we raised for food.
We sawed many logs after we would fell a tree to season for the winter coming. No youth today have little exposure to what our world was like prior to 1970.
Please share a piece of yours with your kin they really need to know we were raised to care and share and be mindful of others ways and thoughts.
We learned to play musical instruments and to paint or color. Alice Hess is a cousin of close encouter and Miss Gorman was an Opera star during I think it was WW1. Both Cousins off the FOULK line.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Yes I went Census dipping and looking for clues. Then I went to the trees looking for clues.
One member has the story right but wrong state. This family started in CT. and ended in New
York then moving west, Ill, to IA and stopped at other states along the way. One child born in OH.
There appears to be many Thomas's. Fortunately, I think DNA may help us with this situation.
Any Eastman male born from Esther Thomas would have DNA from her father. I think Autosomal is the test to be taken. Wish I had thought of this to ask at the Seminar. Also even better would be to find a sibling (male) of Esther's. Then you could do Ydna.
I am so thankful that so many in the family early wrote down the story of this family and what happened. So far every descendant I have met has a copy, especially my parents and older generations.
Great Grandma went down to sign up for the Indian Information and they cut off the event.
I may have her story written in the trunk. Yes I knew my Great Grandmother Eastman FOULK, later Archer. We corresponded from the time I was small until her death Jan of 1958 the year I graduated.
The military lost all her letters when we transported to Hi. among many other vital things.
My Grandmother would tell us how her Grandmother would teach them about living in the rough.
Plants to eat, avoid, how to fix and prepare. Things I have eaten that you never ever see in a store.
She in turn took us out in the pastures and shared with us many of those same informations.
Then I compared them with what my Grandfather told me on my Mom's side and found it very interesting to learn much of it the same.
I hope I have the names in my diary that is in that trunk. Mom could rattle them off easily but she has been gone 5 years and I can only remember three.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Abijah Eastman's parents were: Vespasion Eastman b abt 1754 died 6 Sept 1828
wife: Eunice Stoddard
Abijah Stoddard Eastman b 1778 CT. d 10 Mar 1852 died 10 May 1852
Aged 72 yrs. 2 ms.
His wife was Esther Thomas
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
marries Cecil Lee (Leroy) Hoffman 29 May 1912 in Appanoose, IA
prior to 1920 moves to Wheatland, Wyoming area.
death occurred 14 November 1961 Wheatland, Wyoming.
Cecil is born 9 May 1891 Moravia, IA
died 24 Oct 1962, Wheatland, Wyo.
Found seriously damaged 5 days ago. Taking to Professional for repair. Want to make oval in picture frame. Can not read the artist whom painted her as a wedding present from her husband Cecil Lee Hoffman. Our Grandmother Inez Scott Hoffman.
Her Parents are Cornelius Franklin Scott
Cornelius F Scott was born 31 Jan 1856 Moravia, IA
Dies 1 Aug 1918 Foster, Taylor Co. IA.
Marries Ella Druscilla Warden, born 22 June 1862 Iowa
Dies 14 Aug 1918 Foster, Moravia, IA
Booth paintings done in Iowa.
Ella Warden's parents are:
Daniel Warden b 1831 in Ohio, need his CW papers for birthdate.
He dies 31 Jan 1917 in Iowa. They married 16 Sept 1852, Polk Co. IA.
Wife is Mary Jane Langdon, born 22 August 1837 Seneca Co. Ohio
She dies 20 Dec 1868, Madrid, Boone, Iowa. Age 31.
A large group of Wardens are buried in this cemetery in Boone, Ia.
Nephew has their portrait. Wayne Wright
Cornelius Scott's family we have back to Thomas Scott in Halifax Co. VA. Possibly much farther by a cousin.
Her parents are Arteminta Brammer b 1807 in Virginia, dies Marshall, Kansas.
We have two birth dates mine implies 1807 cousins implies 1797.
Joseph Langdon b abt 1800 Virginia. Dies Union Twp., Lawrence Co. , Ohio I have picture of tombstone need to take death date off I just got it last week.
His father was Samuel Langdon, b 26 Jan 1763 Dutchess Co. NY dies 9 Aug. 1861 Lawrence Co,. OH
Buried Harmony Baptist Church, Getaway, Lawrence Co. Oh aged 98.
Wife was Anne Clifton b 1765 d 1815.
I have 3 more generations of Langdon's Samuel 's father was Samuel Sr. m to Mary (?)
Druzilla Booth Langdon is buried to the right of his headstone but hers missing.
Behind her is Andrew J Booth.. connection not yet proven.
These lines cover from New York, to Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, and westward to California etc.
Monday, November 27, 2017
The picture is of my Grandmother as an infant. Excited, excited.
I am going to ask if they can share with me.
Working with EASTMAN family and hope I can garner more information on GGrandma Margaret Mae Eastman and her siblings and parents. I have data: Names, Dates, etc. But would love more stories.
Dad told a cute one when we were talking one time. I gather after they left Iowa and came to Wyoming to live that Grandparents Foulk's decided to try Wheatland, Wyo also.
Alas it was not to last. Dad was coming out of school one day and Grandad FOULK pulled up and gave him the reins for a horse and told him to give to his Dad. They were on their way back to IOWA. I gather Grandma was not a happy camper at all. So wish Dad had wrote all those stories down.
I found an earlier picture of GGrandma Eastman in some old files a week ago but as I go through the old manual files before computer I may find a few more. Maybe by spring we will know more.
Great Grandma Eastman Foulk wrote to me until her death and then Navy lost all those files and our address book so many contacts were lost in 1966-67.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Do you not wonder too??? How many humans on earth are alive and related to Charlemagne and King Henry11 ???
I learned of both eons ago. Thanks to Family bible on one line and thanks to cousin who did work on another line more extensive than I and shared.
Also related to Queen Margaret of Scotland. direct descendant. That impressed me.
Blessed Thanksgiving to you ALL.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Richard Holbrook 1621 to 1670 married to
Isreal Holbrook 1652-1680 marries
Mary Holbrook 1670-1762 marries Stephan Miles 1674-1713
Ebenezer Washburn Sr. 1693-1760 marries Patience Miles 1704-1760
Rebecca Washburn 1736-1779 marries James Tuttle 1738-1798
James Tuttle 1766-1850 marries
Patience Tuttle 1806-1854 marries
John Jackson Morrow 1783- 29 Dec 1849 Wayne Co. Ky.
Rebecca Morrow b 1821 d 1908 in Iowa, marries 25 Mar 1841 Henry, IA
John Cornelius SCOTT.
Cornelius F. Scott b 1856 Moravia, IA d 1 Aug 1918 Foster Taylor, IA. marries
Ella Druscilla Warden 1862- 4 Aug 1918, Foster, Moravia, IA
These are Inez Mae Scott's parents and ancestors on this line.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
New Duvall Research gathered Tuesday, May 19, 1998 from Citizen's Library, Washington County, Pa.Harrison Duvall History from Nelson's Biographical Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Fayette County, Pa.
Duvall Histories from Beer's History of Washington County, Pa. Part 1.
Duvall Histories from Beer's History of Washington County, Pa. Part 2.
Duvall History Of Fayette County, Pa. Caleb B. Duvall
Susi's Jones-Duvall History & Will
For Duvall Land Documents for the Immediate Family
For Duvall Wills of the Immediate Family
Duvall Abstracts of Belmont County, Ohio Head of Household Census Index
Susi's Wish List
Duvall Dar Records of Washington, and Fayette Counties in Pa. and elswhere. Part 1
Duvall Dar Records of Washington, and Fayette Counties in Pa. and elswhere. Part 2
Duvall Dar Records of Washington, and Fayette Counties in Pa. and elswhere. Part 3
Duvall Dar Records of Washington, and Fayette Counties in Pa. and elswhere. Part 4
Duvall Dar Records of Washington, and Fayette Counties in Pa. and elswhere. Part 5
Duvall Dar Records of Washington, and Fayette Counties in Pa. and elswhere. Part 6
For other DuVall Family pages: Du Val Family Genealogy,the list of passengers aboard the ship Nassau which arrived in Virginia March 5, 1701 carrying the Huguenot Daniel DuVal is now available at:
For Charles Duvall, another possible descendant, of Mareen, and mentioned in the Mareen Duvall book on pages 552, and 553.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Pictures Along Route 40
Formerly the National Pike
PICTURES ALONG ROUTE 40 OR THE OLD NATIONAL PIKE in Washington Co. Pa
With links to The National Pike, Road of History and Romance, by Earle R. Forrest
compliments of Charles T. DeFrance, Thanks, Charles!
Enjoy the article and pictures. From our alternate site.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Our world came crashing down Monday evening when my cousin Shasta Foulk called with
more family news. Being worried about his Mom our Great Aunt, asked, IS your Mom okay"?
He said yes she is fine. But he had bad, bad news.
Silvia and Allen were returning from Stuart's funeral in Berryville, ARK. they did not make it home. She called me from Cheyenne, Wyo. about 7:30 probably a little later, Sunday evening,we talked for more than an hour, Allen, Silvia and I. They were headed on home and it had started to snow.
Allen told me it was a light dry snow drifting around and not bad at all. I worried about 1-80 because of the wind and ice it gets in bad weather. We talked about weather, and family event they had just left and their wants when they got home.
Silvia and I generally talked at least twice a week since her parents passed last summer in 2016.
She was going to send me an article when she got home.
A busy day Monday and I kept waiting for the phone to ring. Alas, it was cousin with the news in early evening.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
I could not make the trip to Arkansas to say Goodbye. My heart was so heavy, I cried.
While at Mass today I remembered this cousin and wished him and his family a non heavy heart for he would not want us so sad.
Stuart was born in 1956. I was starting my Junior year of High School. He had an older brother which we had already shared time with. I baby sat him many days as he grew to a young man.
His sister was born on our Dad's birthday the year of my marriage to my husband.
I moved to Santa Clara to live with Aunt and Uncle and our cousins Ken and Dolly lived across town from them. I stayed with them when Ken was on the road driving bus. Having gotten to know them very well. Lots of fun.
His sister was born and I then married. His sister was the first baby hubby ever held. Dolly took a picture of the baby Silvia and Fred grinning and smiling at the wee one.
Our families were very close, his father was my Dad's cousin. Grandma's nephew. Over the years we developed a closer relationship.
We always loved to stop at their home when migrating between San Diego and Santa Rosa area.
It was either breakfast or supper and over night.
We lost him the other day. Our children all remembered him well. One son talked about driving up and sharing time with him. Another remembered him as so much fun.
For a while we lost track of the children but not the parents. Having refound the children this was a terrific loss to us. O we did not loose them everyone was building families and exchanging Xmas cards and always chatting with his parents.
God please take good care of his family and his friends. I am sure they are reeling from the sudden loss of such a terrific human.
To his wife and children may GOD give you Strength and remember you are not forgotten.
Our doors always open.
Today I also said good bye to another cousin that was near here. Both very dear people in my heart. And our children's hearts. Tomorrow I will write about him.
Yes I snagged this off his page to share it here. The picture says it all. Thanks Stuart for your friendship and your love and giving us such great family to share with us.
Monday, October 2, 2017
No met him Feb of 59.
No, I was in School play, in Band, took College classes, played basketball competitively, traveled.
Neither, just always busy
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Both parents were in Wheatland, Wyoming area, Her father was a farmer. Homesteaded there.
Dad's parents had been split and for some time Dad and his brother were raised by the families related in the community (Drew's, Kern's, Lawrence's, Holcomb, and Foulk . His Mother had moved to Cheyenne, with the girls. His Dad (Carl Fremont Jones) worked on a ranch in the area but lived in a bunk house. I am still learning family names of extended family in that area.
My Dad went to work on Morris Thomas Ranch.He was 13/14 ( Beautiful place) He was taught Ranching. He completed 8th Grade. I have picture of the school he went to.
In those days the water came in to the region via culverts and the water was diverted down the mini canals between the grains, beets, etc., growing for that time of year. (Yes, Dad took us back and shared with me his life with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas. 1958 They could not have children but treated Dad like a son. Mr Thomas took us out and we toured all over those hundreds of acres he held. Saw the corral where DAD broke his first horse, branded his first calf and all those neat things you do on a ranch.
Dad met Mr. Lee Hoffman when they were diverting water to the various directions it was needed. Over a period of time, Grandad invited Dad to come by the house for lunch after a rough spot with moving water by them both. (The ditch kept collapsing.)
Mom and her siblings and Mother were washing and cleaning and preparing Tomatoes for canning.
Mom said she looked a real mess being in tomato bathtubs( 3 large tubs) rotating from one to the other for preparation to can. Her sister had seen Ray before and was so excited he came over. Mom did not pay any attention to him except to greet him.
A few weeks later when he was on the water culvert again he asked Grandad if he could come by and see my Mom. She was still in school but couldn't see to read with out glasses so was dropping out at the end of that year. They dated for quite some time. I have lots of great stories about their courtship.
One I loved was when Dad and his brother (Gerald) drove Mom down to Cheyenne to meet his mother.( Ida, Victoria Mae Foulk Jones)
They were late for curfew when she got home. Of course Grandma(Inez Mae Scott Hoffman) was up and irate. (So wish I could have seen this). Dad went to the door, walked in and said ,"we are sorry we were late from Cheyenne. I took Dorothy down to meet my Mom with my brother Gerald so we were not alone."
Then he grabbed Grandma and danced her around the room several times, she went from mad to happy and said," so your Mom approved of our daughter." They danced more and then stopped and
Mom thanked him for the drive to Cheyenne and meeting his Mom and sibling sisters.
Then of course it got more serious and that fall they were married. 3 September 1938. I saw the register where they signed for the marriage license and then the Officiate signed as married. My Uncle Dick, her brother (William Richard Hoffman) took me to court house(1958) to show it to me. Since I had forgotten Dad had shown me the time before when I was in Wheatland. 1954.
Mom, Dorothy Inez Hoffman Jones worked with Mrs. Thomas to help prepare the large meals for the ranch hands and do the laundry after they married and they had a separate cabin to live in.
I could write a book about their adventures prior to and after marriage. They truly loved each other very very much. Wish Dad had written the book he always talked about writing.
Dad had a terrific relationship with Mom's mother. He could make her smile and not be mad so easily. It was fun watching the action and reactions between them when we visited.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
I am thankful for all the kin whom I now in contact with and share some family data. Dad would be very happy to learn this, I even think he has helped us find each other.
Dad had an Uncle whom was killed in a saw mill in Florida. Never learned if culprit caught. He only had one Aunt. He knew Nora a bit. Dad really knew his Uncle Charles family downline better for they moved to Wheatland, Wyo and raised their children there. I last talked to Ducima Drew about 7 to 9 years ago. Charles Jones daughter married a DREW and they moved to Wheatland before Dad's parents did. I suspect if I remember right Grandad came from IOWA and worked for them then got job on another cattle ranch and Grandma and Dad came out on a train to Wyoming.