So, I was reviewing and organizing some old correspondence (part of the source citation project) as I am now working on the Cobe’s WikiTree entries. During my review of her notes, I noticed something that cousin Sue mentioned back in 2016. She was following the property trail on our immigrant Richard and Eliza (Smith) Cobe. Because I … Continue reading Eliza Smith – Leads or Rabbit Holes?
This year, I’m going to try to participate in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. That’s pretty aggressive this year considering I have essentially been doing that for two years, give or take a week here and there. So, here goes… This week is Fresh Start. Last week, I wrote about how I am regrouping and … Continue reading Fresh Starts – 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
1840 U.S. Federal Census for South Huntington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. I am at a hard brick wall on many of our female ancestors. I know who all of my 3 x great grandmothers are, but I am unable to complete documentation on four. Daniel’s mother, Mary Wible or Weigle, has been elusive; however, I may … Continue reading My Lost Grandmothers: More Brick Walls
UPDATE: Newer information has been published in Fresh Starts. A cousin once asked me, which of our ancestors came through Ellis Island? They say that at least 40% of the current American population can trace their ancestry to someone who came through Ellis Island. I told my cousin then, that I didn’t think anyone in … Continue reading Ellis Island, Castle Garden, or bust
I failed to post some photo's I came across in my research. Emmet, Mary and their children Richard and Eleanore lived in Payne Village, Harrison Township, Paulding County, Ohio (due west of Melrose in Brown Township same county). However the Cobe family had a farm near Melrose, Ohio (presumably Richard and Margaret's farm). The pictures … Continue reading Bonus Post – Melrose, Ohio