Ancestor stories

Here are links to stories or life sketches for my ancestors. If there’s a turquoise hyperlink there’s a story. I write these as I review an ancestor’s information. Each story could be 5-10 pages or a book, editing down to a few paragraphs is the work part.

Non direct line ancestors here: aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws no relation

Stories of direct line or pedigree ancestors:

William Miller & Lola Miller to Faber Miller, my grandpa, my dad’s dad. William was a mail carrier and Lola a housewife, in 1920 they traveled with their 2 teenagers to Wisconsin in an automobile- finally affordable with roadways just beginning, Lola hosted church group luncheons, at William’s retirement they moved to Oregon.

William Cable & Mary Fries to Gladys Cable, my grandma, my dad’s mom. William, with his dad Jonathan owned a lot of farm land in Floyd County, Iowa; Mary was his 2nd wife, she owned a hat shop, they would travel to Chicago for millinery supplies and they had dances at their home, the Cable Farm.

George Roose & Mary Frerichs to Stanley Roose, my grandpa, my mom’s dad. George with his dad Johann owned a lot of farm land in Butler County, Iowa; Mary and George were Lutherans; went to New York City for their daughter’s graduation from Columbia University and George took his sons, grandsons on fishing trips to Minnesota and Canada.

Harve Speedy & Philippa Mockford to Elizabeth Speedy, my grandma, my mom’s mom. Harve and Philippa had a big family, Harve was a livestock dealer, Philippa was a member of the Eastern Star and active in her church, a Congregationalist, the Speedys had surprise parties, a lot.

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8th great grandparents

  • Samuel Gaines and Rebecca Couch to Nathaniel Gaines
  • Samuel Risley and Rebecca Gaines to Richard Risley
  • Gershom Smith and Hannah Judd to Hannah Smith
  • Samuel Tubbs and Mary Wiley to Isaac Tubbs
  • John Smith and Marah Huntley to Marah Smith
  • John Connable and Sarah Cloyes to Samuel Connable
  • William Wilson and Mary Pierce to Mary Wilson
  • Clement English and Mary Waters to Benjamin English
  • Eleazer Brown and Sarah Bulkeley to Rebecca Brown
  • Jabez Dewey and Deborah York to David Dewey
  • Christopher Tracy and Lydia Parrish to Deborah Tracy
  • John Witter and Sarah Tefft to John Witter
  • Peter Davis and Mary Shorey to Anne Davis ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Andreas Harter and Anna Catherine Zahner to Matthias Harter ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Bowman and Elizabeth to Abraham Bowman ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Hope Angell and Lydia Olney to Oliver Angell
  • Israel Smith and Elizabeth Arnold their wills to Naomi Smith
  • John Angell and Sarah Clemence to Stephen Angell
  • Epenetus Olney and Mary Williams to Martha Olney
  • Samuel Hill and Abigail Wheeler to Samuel Hill
  • James Brown and Margaret Denison to Ann Brown
  • Samuel Walker and Martha Ide to Timothy Walker
  • Benjamin Child and Grace Morris to Grace Child
  • Francis Tracy and Elizabeth Parrish to Isaac Tracy new line added summer 2020!

9th great grandparents

  • Samuel Gaines and Anna Burnham to Samuel Gaines and Rebecca Gaines
  • Thomas Couch and Rebecca to Rebecca Couch ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Richard Risley and Rebecca Adams to Samuel Risley
  • Jonathan Smith and Martha Bushnell to Gershom Smith
  • Benjamin Judd and Mary Lewis to Hannah Judd
  • Isaac Willey and Joanna Lutten to Mary Willey
  • Mercy Sprague and Willam Tubbs to Samuel Tubbs
  • John Huntley and Jane to Marah Huntley ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Richard Smith and Joanna Quarlls to John Smith ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Hannah Littlefield and Peter Cloyes to Sarah Cloyes
  • Edward Wilson and Mary Hale to William Wilson
  • John Pierce and Isabell to Mary Pierce ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Francis Brown and Mary Edwards to Eleazer Brown ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Richard Waters and Rejoice Plaise to Mary Waters
  • Thomas Bulkeley and Sarah Jones to Sarah Bulkeley
  • Israel Dewey and Lydia Holdredge to Jabez Dewey
  • William York and Mary Utley to Deborah York
  • Jonathan Tracy and Mary Griswold to Christopher and Francis Tracy
  • John Parrish and Mary Waddell to Lydia and Elizabeth Parrish 
  • Josiah Witter and Sarah Crandall to John Witter
  • Samuel Tefft and Elizabeth Jenckes to Sarah Tefft
  • John Angell and Ruth Field to Hope Angell and John Angell
  • Thomas Olney and Lydia Barnes to Lydia Olney
  • Richard Clemence and Sarah Smith to Sarah Clemence
  • Epenetus Olney and Mary Whipple to Epenetus Olney
  • Rebecca Rhodes and Daniel Williams to Mary Williams
  • Hannah Smith and Joseph Hill to Samuel Hill ~end of line Fall 2019
  • David Wheeler and Sarah Wise to Abigail Wheeler
  • James Brown and Lydia Howland to James Brown
  • Ann Borodell and George Denison to Margaret Denison
  • Lydia Gardiner and Joseph Smith to Israel Smith
  • Eleazer Arnold and Eleanor Smith to Elizabeth Arnold
  • Jane Metcalf and Philip Walker to Samuel Walker
  • Martha Bliss and Nicholas Ide to Martha Ide
  • Benjamin Child and Mary Bowen to Benjamin Child
  • Edward Morris and Grace Bett to Grace Morris
  • Jonathan Tracy and Mary Griswold to Christopher and Francis Tracy new line added summer 2020!
  • John Parrish and Mary Waddell to Lydia and Elizabeth Parrish new line added summer 2020!

10th great grandparents

  • Henry Gaines and Jane Partridge to Samuel Gaines
  • Thomas Burnham and Ann Wright to Anna Burnham
  • Richard Risley and Mary to Richard Risley
  • John Adams and Abigail Smith to Rebecca Adams
  • Richard Smith and Rebecca Buswell to Jonathan Smith
  • Francis Bushnell and Mary Grombridge to Martha Bushnell
  • Thomas Judd and Elizabeth to Benjamin Judd ~end of line Fall 2019
  • William Lewis and Mary Hopkins to Mary Lewis
  • Isaac Wiley and Joanna Lutten to Mary Wiley ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Francis Sprague and Lydia to Mercy Sprague ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Edmund Littlefield and Annis Austin to Hannah Littlefield
  • John Cloyes and Abigail Mourning to Peter Cloyes ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Robert Hale and Joanna Cutter to Mary Hale
  • James Waters and Phebe Manning to Richard Waters
  • William Plaise and Margerie Smith to Rejoice Plaise ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Peter Bulkeley and Jane Allen to Thomas Bulkeley
  • John Jones and Sarah to Sarah Jones ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Israel Dewey and Abigail Drake to Israel Dewey
  • William Holdredge and Lydia Quenby to Lydia Holdredge
  • James York and Deborah Bell to William York
  • Samuel Utley and Hannah Hatch to Mary Utley
  • Thomas Tracy and Mary to Jonathan Tracy ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Francis Griswold and Sarah to Mary Griswold ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Waddell and Mary Goole to Mary Waddell
  • William Witter and Annis Churchman to Josiah Witter ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Crandall and Mary to Sarah Crandall ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Tefft and Mary Barber to Samuel Tefft ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Joseph Jenckes and Esther Ballard to Elizabeth Jenckes
  • Thomas Angell and Alice Ashton to John Angell 
  • John Field and Ruth to Ruth Field ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Thomas Olney and Elizabeth March to Thomas Olney
  • Thomas Barnes and Prudence Albee to Lydia Barnes
  • Thomas Clemence and Elizabeth to Richard Clemence ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Smith and Sarah Whipple to Sarah Smith
  • Thomas Olney and Marie Ashton to Epenetus Olney 
  • John Whipple and Sarah to Mary Whipple ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Zachariah Rhodes and Joanna Arnold to Rebecca Rhodes
  • Roger Williams and Mary Barnard to Daniel Williams
  • John Wheeler and Ann Yeoman to David Wheeler
  • Humphrey Wise and Sarah Pakeman to Sarah Wise
  • John Brown and Dorothy to James Brown ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley to Lydia Howland
  • William Denison and Margaret Chandler to George Denison
  • George Gardiner and Lydia Ballou to Lydia Gardiner 
  • John Smith and Sarah Whipple to Joseph Smith
  • Thomas Arnold and Phebe Parkhurst to Eleazer Arnold
  • John Smith and Elizabeth to Eleanor Smith ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Michael Metcalf and Sarah Ellwyn to Jane Metcalf ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Widow Walker to Philip Walker ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Thomas Bliss and Dorothy Wheatley to Martha Bliss ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Nicholas Ide and Widow Ide to Nicholas Ide ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Benjamin Child and Sarah Shenton to Benjamin Child
  • Griffin Bowen and Margaret Fleming to Mary Bowen
  • Edward Morris and Prudence Heath to Edward Morris
  • Thomas Tracy and Mary to Jonathan Tracy ~end of line Fall 2019

11th great grandparents

  • Nicholas Gaines and Alice to Henry Gaines
  • John Partridge and Frances to Jane Partridge
  • Richard Wright to Ann Wright
  • Jeremey Adams and Rebecca Baseden to John Adams
  • Richard Smith and Rebecca Buswell to Abigail Smith
  • Roger Buswell and Margaret to Rebecca Buswell
  • Francis Bushnell and Ferris Quenell to Francis Bushnell
  • Thomas Grombridge and Agnes Ives to Mary Grombridge
  • William Lewis and Felix to William Lewis
  • William Hopkins and Mary to Mary Hopkins
  • Francis Littlefield and Mary to Edmund Littlefield ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Richard Austin and Annis to Annis Austin ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Samuel Cutter and Elizabeth to Joanna Cutter ~end of line Fall 2019
  • George Manning and Joann Wallys to Phebe Manning ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Edward Bulkeley and Olive Irby to Peter Bulkeley 
  • Thomas Allen and Mary Fairclough to Jane Allen ~end of line Fall 2019 
  • Thomas Dewey and Frances to Israel Dewey ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Job Drake and Mary Wolcott to Abigail Drake
  • William Holdridge and Isabelle to William Holdridge ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Robert Quenby and Elizabeth Osgood to Lydia Quenby
  • James York and Joanna to James York ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Thomas Bell and Ann to Deborah Bell ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Thomas Hatch and Lydia Gyles to Hannah Hatch 
  • Francis Goole and Rose to Mary Goole
  • Joseph Jenckes and Mary to Jospeh Jenckes
  • William Ballard and Elizabeth to Esther Ballard ~end of line Fall 2019
  • James Ashton and Alice to Alice Ashton ~end of line Fall 2019
  • William Field and Jane Sotwell to John Field ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Thomas Olney and Marie Ashton to Thomas Olney ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Thomas Barnes and Anna to Thomas Barnes ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Benjamin Albee and Hannah Miller to Prudence Albee ~end of line Fall 2019
  • John Smith 1, 2 and Alice to John Smith ~end of line 2019
  • William Arnold and Christina Peake to Joanna Arnold ~end of line Fall 2019
  • James Williams and Alice Pemberton to Roger Williams
  • Richard Barnard to Mary Barnard ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Dominick Wheeler and Mercy Jellye to John Wheeler ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Benjamin Wise and Emma Jennings to Humphrey Wise ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Christopher Pakeman to Susan Pakeman
  • Henry Howland and Margaret to John Howland
  • John Tilley and Joan Hurst to Elizabeth Tilley
  • John Denison and Agnes Wylie to William Denison ~end of line Fall 2019
  • Tobias Chandler and Johanne Momford to Margaret Chandler ~ end of the line Fall 2019
  • Robert Ballou and Susanna to Lydia Ballou ~end of the line Fall 2019
  • George Parkhurst and Phebe Leete to Phebe Parkhurst
  • Wolston Child and Ellen Empson to Benjamin Child
  • Frances Bowen and Ellen Franklen to Griffith Bowen
  • William Heath and Agnes Cheney to Prudence Heath