Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bobbie Ernst's Line

Finally got caught up enough to record Bobbie Ernst's lineage in the ancestry.com tree. (Her brother was born on Pearl Harbor day.) I'll get to the other information.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Back Home

Last Friday Lisa and I returned home from a trip on which we visited Marjorie Harshaw Robie and family in Ipswich. Enjoyable, but I returned to find a contribution from Bobbie Ernst of several pictures and notably the genealogical table compiled by Dr. John Newton Rippey. Then Ed Cole emailed material on the Boyd family, who appear to have intermarried with Harshaws. On top of that, I took lots of pictures on the trip and I'm still dealing with my new laptop and trying to integrate it into my routine. So I'm feeling pressed to catch up.

Marjorie's going to speak in Boston and then in Minneapolis. Haven't seen her speech, but it's on the divisions in Ireland in the context of James Harshaw and John Martin. See her book available at Amazon.com. (She's hard at work on the second volume.)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Jonas Lighty's Will

This is an image in Picasa of Jonas Lighty's will. The transcript is in the Susquehanna Saga.

[Updated--corrected name to "lighty"

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Aaron Black

Marjorie this morning asked me what had been done on the Blacks. That stirred me to run through Jean's extracts of Aaron Black's will and the various deeds that his name appears on and then to publish it (linked through "Family Records) or here.

I rushed, but it's interesting to note that the 1804 documents show John Rippey, James Barnes, and Samuel McIntire as witnesses. It seems to have been a close knit community?