Sunday, May 3, 2015

Butternuts And Maple Sugar

Source: Digital Library At McGill University

Butternuts and Maple Sugar : some history of the old 14th of Lancaster Township, Glengarry County, Ontario (5th concession Lochiel) Dalkeith, Ontario: E. MacMillan, 1983.

"For the present purpose, our interest centres on the 5th Concession of Lochiel which originally was the 14th Concession of Lancaster and is still frequently referred to as the 14th."

Glengarry County from a Wiki at FamilySearch:

"Glengarry is located on the southeastern boundary of the province of Ontario. It stretches for twenty miles along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Its original two (now four) townships reach twenty-two miles inland, taking in fertile lowlands, gentle hills, and the stone-covered fields seemingly beloved by Highland farmers everywhere."

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Indian Pass

Lake In The Adirondack Area

The Indian Passby Alfred Billings Street, mentions the geological aspects of Essex County, New York.  Some of my ancestors lived in the area.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

George Ash And His Story


Story taken from Traits Of Indian Character

 My father, John Ash, was one of the earliest emigrants to Kentucky, and settled near Bardstown, Nelson county, many miles from any other White settlement. In the month of March, 1780, when I was about ten years of age we were attacked by the Shawnee Indians; a part of the family was killed, the rest were taken prisoners.

My 6th great-grandmother, Mrs. Arabella Anderson, married John Ash and was George Ash's step-mother.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Seviers In Tennessee


Near the western borders of settlement, or in the neighborhood of Clarksville, Valentine Sevier, brother of John, had a station with several others north of him on Red River. These were only a few of the better known settlers living in the Mero District in 1792; in their world, so small when measured in numbers of settlers, each human being was important. [Source: FLOWERING of the CUMBERLAND]

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spanish-American War

The author of the book, Russell A. Alger, who was the Secretary of War during the Spanish-American War, married Huldana Annette Henry, who was my son-in-law's 1st cousin 4x removed.

Jim's Photo

From The Spanish-American War, by Russell Alexander Alger:

Thousands of men offered to enlist before the formal declaration of hostilities War was declared April 21, 1898.*