One of the most common difficulties in researching your family is the common, repetitive use of given names in families. This can not only make it difficult to correctly identify men of the same name. This is a situation that I’ve run into in my Landis family.
My 4x great grandmother, Molly (Landis) Hocker, had a short life, but left behind two children, including my 3x great grandfather Levi.
Working to catch-up on my 52 Ancestors post, here’s one regarding my 4x great grandfather John Witmer of Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
William Bonnington, my four times great grandfather, was born about 1816 most likely in Bowden, Roxburghshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of Robert and Agnes (Inglis) Bonnington.2 He died 11 June 1885 in his brother’s house in Bowden.3 About 1838, he married Margaret Purves4 (or Fairborn).5 She was born about 1821 and died between 1844 […]
This week’s 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks posts features my three times great grandfather, James Smith, of Whitburn Parish in Linlithgow, Scotland.
I’m looking at my 3x great grandfather Jefferson Force for this installment of my 52 ancestors in 52 weeks.
Perhaps not so surprisingly, I’ve fallen behind on my 52 ancestors posts. I’m hoping to catch up. Here’s a short post on Henry Jones to get me me going again.
I’ve written extensively about my ancestor Christian Hoover and the search for his family. Now that I’ve got another piece of evidence that his parents were Philip Hoover and Hannah Thomas, I thought I’d write about them.
This week’s ancestor is Godfrey Wißler. He is my five times great grandfather on my mother’s side.
I wrote a post about my ancestor Rachel Jones, wife of Jacob Witmer, back in 2014. I did not have information regarding her parents. At the time I postulated that Henry Jones was Rachel’s father, but I did not know the name of his wife. I’m still looking for evidence of who she was.