Newsworthy – A consolidated history

52 Ancestors

Ok, so, the obvious thing to write about with the topic of newsworthy is ancestors in the news. Interestingly, the only two families that made it into the newspapers with any frequency were Hugh Coomer (he who started the paint store c. 1890) and the grandchildren of Daniel Rhoades (through Clarence's line) in Fort Wayne...but … Continue reading Newsworthy – A consolidated history

My Lost Grandmothers: More Brick Walls

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

Ruth Stone

Ruth Stone was the wife of Isaac Gage (Jr) and the mother of Sumner Gage, She was born 19 July 1790 in what was then recorded as North County Gore which today is known as Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts; the 8th child (4th daughter) of Uriah Stone (Jr) and Lois Stone (yes, her maiden name was also Stone … Continue reading Ruth Stone

Isaac Gage

As mentioned in Sumner Gage's post, he was the son of Isaac Gage (2nd) who was the son of Isaac Gage (1st) and Olive Abbott.  Records transcribed by the Pelham County, New Hampshire Clerk in 1905 record Isaac's birth as 8 October 1792. Transcribed records of birth from Pelham, New Hampshire. Included is the birth … Continue reading Isaac Gage

Sumner Gage

As mentioned in Edward Gage's post, he did not speak much about his parents to his grandchildren (our grand-parents), but he must have told his children something because they knew enough to name his parents in his obituary and his place of birth as New Hampshire. So, I looked in New Hampshire. The record of … Continue reading Sumner Gage