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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-nine. My great-great-great grandmother Ann Kelly was born around 1821, likely in Ireland. She married Baptist Johnson in 1846. And by the 1851 census Baptist (30) and Ann (30) are shown living in St. Laurent, […]

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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-eight. For the longest time I believed my great-great-great grandfather’s name, like his eldest son, was John Johnson. I am increasingly convinced, however, that his name was in fact Baptist(e). As far […]

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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-seven. My great-great-great grandmother, Maria Knight, was born sometime around 1823 in Montreal. I have found a record for a Mary Knight born on September 5, 1821 to William and Helen […]

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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-six. My great-great-great grandmother, Charlotte Williams, was born around 1825 in Ireland. Her parents were Robert Williams and Elizabeth Hamilton. I have not yet determined when exactly the family moved from […]

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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-five. My great-great-great grandmother, Elizabeth Humphreys, was born around 1820 in, we believe, Lisnarick, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland. I know nothing beyond her early years beyond that. Elizabeth married Christopher Summerville around […]

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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-four. My great-great-great grandfather Christopher Summerville was born in April 1822 in Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland to James and Jane (unknown) Somerville. Family legend suggests Christopher had five brothers – two […]

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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-three. I don’t know very much about my great-great-grandmother Melissa Haight. She was born around 1819 to Harrison and Agnes (Doan) Haight. I am assuming she was born somewhere in Ontario County, […]

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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-two. My great-great-great grandfather Reuben Thomas was born on May 31, 1817 in Luxulyan, Cornwall, England, to Nicholas and Elizabeth (Phillips) Thomas. Family lore suggests Reuben came to Canada around 1840. […]

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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-one. My great-great-great grandmother Hannah Taylor was born on January 8, 1821. I believe she may have been born in Yorkshire, England. Hannah married James Barker on November 18, 1839. […]

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Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty. My great-great-great grandfather James Barker was born on March 15, 1816 in Yorkshire, England. I don’t know much about his early life but my current understanding is that he […]

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