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The Stephen Townsend Family

I’m taking a brief side trip today, based on the report of Laura Denman Booth (as last posted) about stopping to visit, stay for awhile, with her relatives in Illinois outside Chicago.  This was the Stephen and Ann Denman Townsend

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September Genealogy To-Do

As I begin this post it continues to be hot and humid and very, very dry in the North East of the US.  I’ve had a vacation and come back with a summer cold.  I did little or nothing of

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A Pioneer Story: Pioneer Days, Part 1, the Move West Begins

I’m returning to the memoir written by Laura Denman Booth in her later years, that covered her early life in Ohio and then her married life and moves West starting in the mid-1850s.  I was listening to a history podcast,

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August Genealogy To-Do

Well, the family reunion in July came and went, and was a great time.  There is new information and there are new pictures to integrate into the family tree.  The bonus is that I re-connected with a cousin who is

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William Boorman, Wheelwright of Staplehurst

This is an exact (insofar as I can make it and with many thanks to cousin Claudia for her help) transcription of the last will and testament of William Boorman.  It was written the 6th of February 1819 and the

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