Monday, September 1, 2014

52 Ancestors: #35 ~ Jerusha Waterman – Daughter of a War of 1812 Veteran

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.


Jerusha Waterman Dow
Jerusha Waterman Dow

Today I'd like to introduce you to my maternal 2nd great-grandaunt, Jerusha S. Waterman. She was born about 1827 in Ohio to her parents Asher Waterman and Bathsheba Paulk.

Her father, Asher Waterman, was a War of 1812 veteran.

This photo of Jerusha was found in the photo album of my 2nd great-grandfather, Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster, who was a Civil War veteran. Ebenezer was married to Jerusha's sister, Cynthia Maria Waterman. Here's a photo of the page where Jerusha's picture was found in Ebenezer's photo album.



The handwriting at the bottom of the album page reads: "Mas Sister Jerusia Dow." If you'd like to see more photos of Ebenezer's photo album, click HERE.


Jerusha married William Wallace Dow on 10 June 1857 in Lee County, Iowa. William was a widower with six children, five of whom were living at the time he and Jerusha married.

Jerusha and William had two children together:

  1. Mary Eunice Dow (1858-1935)
  2. Arthur Wallace Dow (1860-1910)
Jerusha's husband William passed away on 9 December 1880. She passed away almost thirteen years later on 19 September 1893 in Persia, Harrison, Iowa at 66 years of age.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for August 29, 2014

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As I mentioned in my Fab Finds post two weeks ago, there wasn't a Fab Finds post last week due to our son's wedding. Well, the wedding day arrived and it was wonderful! And it was awesome to spend time with family and friends. We love our new daughter-in-law and are so happy she's part of our family now. I'll be sharing photos from the wedding here on my blog in the near future.

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Tuesday’s Tip – Using TITLE and ALT Text on Blogger Images AND Tuesday’s Tip – Do You Make It Easy to Follow Your Blog? by Thomas MacEntee, author of GeneaBloggers
  2. Put the Family in Family History by Sally Johnson Odekirk for Ensign Magazine, September 2014 Edition
  3. 10 Tips to Revive and Refocus Your Family History Research by Lynn Palermo, author of The Armchair Genealogist
  4. Pinball Genealogy by Valerie Hughes, author of Genealogy With Valerie
  5. why family history matters for your children by K. C. Reid, author of Deeper Roots Genealogy
  6. Death causes dictionary by Blanka Lednicka, author of Czech Genealogy for Beginners
  7. A Little Bit of Heaven AND Happy Blogiversary to ME! by Michelle Ganus Taggart, author of A Southern Sleuth
  8. 2015 FGS Conference Registration Is Open by Thomas MacEntee, author of GeneaPress
  9. Exciting New Feature in FamilySearch Catalog by Jenny Lanctot, author of Are My Roots Showing?
  10. Genealogy Photo Gallery World Photo Day 2014, #TBT by Denise Levenick, author of the Family Curator
  11. Three Years of Blogging Happiness by Wendy, author of Jollett Etc.
  12. Retirement of MyCanvas is Cancelled by Ancestry Insider, author of The Ancestry Insider
  13. New URL, Same Great Content! by Joe Lowry, author of The Lowry – Witt Genealogy Blog
  14. Pay It Forward - Crowdsourcing Text Correction for Online Newspapers by Kenneth R. Marks, author of THE ANCESTOR HUNT
  15. Do as I say not Do as I do... by Jill Ball, author of GeniAus
  16. Post #8000 on Genea-Musings by Randy Seaver, author of Genea-Musings
  17. The keeper by Judy G. Russell, author of The Legal Genealogist
  18. A Family Bible, An Application for DAR, and Genealogy Networking by Cathy Meder-Dempsey, author of Opening Doors in Brick Walls

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small -

Randy Seaver, author of Genea-Musings, has put together an FGS 2014 Conference Blog Compendium at the following link -

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed Them….My Contributions to the Blogosphere This Week

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog
Jana's Place

Thanks for reading!


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Monday, August 25, 2014

52 Ancestors: #34 ~ Lillian Dell Webster – Daughter of a Civil War Veteran

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.


Lura Elizabeth Webster and Lillian Dell Webster
Lura Elizabeth Webster
and
Lillian Dell Webster

This is a picture of Lillian Dell Webster and her sister Lura Elizabeth Webster. Lura is sitting and Lillian is standing. The picture was taken at Lura's home in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California. I wrote about Lura in a previous 52 Ancestors post. If you'd like to read that post, click HERE.

Today I'd like to introduce you to Lillian Dell Webster. She was my maternal great-grandaunt. Lillian was the fifth of six children born to Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster and Cynthia Maria Waterman. Ebenezer was a Civil War veteran.

Lillian was a younger sibling of my great-grandfather, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster, a.k.a. "The Traveling Dentist" here on my blog.

On 16 September 1885 Lillian married James Perry Burket in Oketo, Kansas. They were the parents of five children.

  1. Frank Charles Burket (1886-1950)
  2. Lura Edith Burket (1888-1975)
  3. Mary Alice Burket (1889-1958)
  4. Maud Inez Burket (1891-?)
  5. Carol Anderson Burket (1895-1978)
It appears that Lillian named some of her children after family members, which is awesome. She must have named her oldest daughter after her sister Lura.

And Lillian had a brother named Frank Summers Webster. Lura's husband had a brother named Benjamin Franklin Burket. Perhaps Lura and James' oldest son, Frank Charles, was named after both of their brothers.

Also, Lura had an older sister named Mary Alice Webster, who died when she was only two and a half years old. Perhaps Lura named her third child after her sister, Mary Alice.

Lillian Dell Webster Burket passed away on 28 August 1914 at 46 years of age. She was buried at the Marysville Cemetery in Marysville, Marshall, Kansas.


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Friday, August 15, 2014

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for August 15, 2014


NOTE: Due to the upcoming wedding of our son, and the family and wedding activities this coming week, there will not be a Fab Finds post next Friday, August 22. Fab Finds will resume on Friday, August 29.

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. 5 MORE WAYS TO BUILD A BETTER BLOG by Jenny Lanctot, author of Are My Roots Showing?
  2. Gretna Green and Marriage Records AND Finding Missing Marriage Records by Nancy Loe, author of Sassy Jane Genealogy
  3. Discovering Civil War Questionnaires & Reunions by Dana, author of The Enthusiastic Genealogist
  4. Ancestor Maps by Roberta Estes, author of DNA eXplained – Genetic Genealogy
  5. Do's and Don'ts for FGS 2014 by Amy Coffin, author of The We Tree Genealogy Blog
  6. Review: County-Clerks.com by Thomas MacEntee, author of GeneaBloggers
  7. Have you got a word for me? by Jill Ball, author of GeniAus
  8. The New Indexing Program: Even More Features to Look forward To by Janell Vasquez for FamilySearch Blog
  9. The 1797 New Madrid MO Census – with family specific notes by Beth Foulk, author of Genealogy Decoded
  10. No more stripping in the living room for me! by Janelle Collins, author of Janelle's family tree addiction
  11. I'm a ProGen Alumnus! by Miriam J. Robbins, author of AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors
  12. I've Got News! by Michelle Ganus Taggart, author of A Southern Sleuth
  13. A free research log to help us organize and solve problems AND Popular Canadian genealogy website discontinued by Gail Dever, author of Genealogy a la carte
  14. World War I Prisoners of War Documents by Bernfeldfamily, author of Bernfeld Family of Galicia & More
  15. I Am Back! by Yvette Porter Moore, author of ROOT DIGGER GENEALOGY
  16. Learning to Like the Referee by Michael Judson for FamilySearch Blog
  17. Looking for United Empire Loyalist Ancestors by Randy Seaver, author of Genea-Musings
  18. Step away from the desk by Janine Adams, author of Organize Your Family History
  19. Potential breaks in the brick wall by Patrick Jones, author of Frequent Traveler Ancestry

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small -

An exciting announcement by Thomas MacEntee, author of GeneaBloggers

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed Them….My Contributions to the Blogosphere This Week

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog
Jana's Place

Thanks for reading!


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

52 Ancestors: #33 ~ My Grandmother – Sarah Vasques Madeira

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.


Sarah Vasques Madeira
Sarah Vasques Madeira
Circa 1923
We have a lot of exciting stuff going on around here right now. Our second-oldest son is getting married this Saturday, so as you can imagine, we are pretty busy with wedding activities.

So, this week's 52 Ancestors post will be brief. I thought I would share a photo of my maternal grandmother, Sarah Vasques Madeira, that I haven't shared here on my blog before. I've written about my Grandma Sarah several times on my blog. Here's a list of the blog posts I've written about her in case you'd like to read them.

Wordless Wednesday–Sarah Vasques Madeira

Sepia Saturday 130–Two Love Birds

Amanuensis Monday–A Brazilian Death Record: Sarah Vasques Madeira Webster

Sepia Saturday 134–Sarah Webster Holding Her Sweet Little Baby

Sepia Saturday 142–Three Hats ~ Three People

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