52 Ancestors – Week 10: Translation

A few years ago I visited Saint Paul’s Lebanon Lutheran Cemetery in Felton, York, Pennsylvania. I have many relatives who are buried there with surnames of Stabley/Stabler, Flinchbaugh, and Sechrist. It was a beautiful day to quietly wander through the headstones and enjoy the peacefulness that surrounded me. Most of the headstones were in English,Continue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 10: Translation”

52 Ancestors – Week 8: I Can Identify

My dad’s side of the family liked to reuse given names more than my mom’s. The paternal line is filled with Rebeccas and Janes. There are also a few women with the first name of Julia. I can identify with that as that’s my first name. Outside of sharing a name, we don’t have muchContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 8: I Can Identify”

52 Ancestors – Week 7: Outcast

This week’s theme, Outcast, has me a little stumped. No one ancestor comes to mind. No one robbed banks (that I know of) or had a terribly contagious disease. The closest I can come to an outcast is this guy…Tipton Hightower (and what happened wasn’t his fault). Born in the 1850s in Tennessee, Tipton isContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 7: Outcast”