Famous Family Connections

I have recently taken closer notice of a neat (albeit, questionable) feature of WikTree called Connections.  This feature tells you who you are related to by direct “most recent common ancestor” (MRCA), as cousins through marriage, and directly descended from (this would be the most questionable to be taken with a grain of salt…read on). I … Continue reading Famous Family Connections

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

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