Memorial Day

I meant to follow up my Corinth/Guess post yesterday (Memorial Day), as it would have been appropriate. Memorial Day, of course, is a day of remembrance for those who died in service of the United States, and began as a result of the Civil War. It officially began with a proclamation by General John Logan in … Continue reading Memorial Day


Guess Brothers at Corinth

One of my recent distractions was a business trip to Mississippi, and I decided to take a side trip to Corinth, one of the sites in Mississippi where relatives of mine fought during the Civil War.  Or, at least, were stationed during the Civil War. It was a sobering experience. The relatives in question are … Continue reading Guess Brothers at Corinth

The Humphreys Family: Wisconsin to Washington State

Although the Humphreys returned to Wisconsin after the first move west, the desire to seek out land or opportunity further west apparently remained. Although Owen was still in Springvale when the Civil War draft registration occurred in 1863, by the time of the next Federal Census in 1870, the family had again moved to Minnesota, … Continue reading The Humphreys Family: Wisconsin to Washington State

The Humphreys Family–Wales to Wisconsin

Time to take a break from the efforts to trace various Shropshire relatives forward and to return to tracing back my ancestors to the time of their immigration to the US. As mentioned in Frank Jones and Annie Humphreys and Herbert Henry Jones, b. 1890 in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, my great-great-grandmother Anna Ellen (Annie) Humphreys was born in … Continue reading The Humphreys Family–Wales to Wisconsin

Maund and Cound Families, Going Forward (Part 3)

I have not had as much luck with the oldest Maund sibling, Elizabeth, as with her brother John and sister Mary, so this post will be comparatively brief. Elizabeth was christened in 1792, and Richard Price (sometimes Preece, which is consistent with the derivation and historical pronunciation), also of the Munslow parish, on 25 Mar … Continue reading Maund and Cound Families, Going Forward (Part 3)