Tag: Denman family

Visiting Texas – What I Saw

When I thought about our visit to Texas as a genealogy trip, there were several things I wanted to learn.  Although my cousins and their parents, and my grandparents for the last parts of their lives, had lived in Texas

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Visiting Our Denman Cousins for the First Time in Forever

In the last couple of years or so I (and some of my siblings) have started re-connecting with my only first cousins, on Facebook.  We had all been completely out of touch for many (many!) years, only occasionally hearing via

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You Never Know What You’ll Find If You Look Again!

I have learned this lesson more than once, and can still be surprised when I look again for a record I don’t have and – to my delight! – I discover what I have been doggedly searching for is now

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A Pioneer Story: Pioneer Days, Part 4, Heading West

As Laura wrote, J.W. Booth wanted to investigate for himself the rumors of gold in the Rockies.  He presented the argument that “a trip over the plains would be beneficial to his health and result a permanent cure for the

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A Pioneer Story: Pioneer Days, Part 3, Life in Iowa

Having made it through their first winter in Iowa, J.W. and Laura were ready to take up the spring work of clearing some land for a garden and then more land to be planted in grain in the fall.  They

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