Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ancestry Saturday: Fueding Fourth Great Grandparents


Apparently, things weren't always so smooth in the past.

Above is a re-typed article from the January 2, 1818 edition of the Crawford Messenger.

My fourth great grandfather, James Ebeneezer Smith, had to take out a newspaper ad to ensure my fourth great grandmother, Ruth Ann (Pigott) Smith didn't spend too much.

Hmmmm.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ancestry Saturday: Casper The Friendly 4th Great Grandfather?


The Will for Casper Hockenberry mentions only one son, William.  Though many researchers associate my third great grandmother, Mary Ann Hockenberry Platt, with him, Casper's probated Butler County, Pennsylvania will does not.

There's research that claims he did have a daughter. 

Was it Mary Ann, though?

I can't prove it, yet.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Ancestry Saturday: An O-H-I-O Tradition


Among my grandfather E.D. Naylor's belongings was a ticket for the 29th edition of "The Game" between Ohio State and Michigan.

Today, the 111th edition is played at Ohio Stadium.

The Buckeyes lost that day in 1932, 0-14 to a Michigan team that included Gerald Ford, the future U.S. President.  It was also a Michigan team that would be declared National Champions too.  That's a pretty memorable game.

His seat in Sec 11A would be pretty good today too.  Inflation has eaten away at the price, though.  The closest seat his $3 ticket goes for today on StubHub is $244.

Go Bucks!