Lost Babies

The prompt for 52 ancestors this week is Storm. I had the good fortune to know both my grandmothers. My maternal grandmother, Lorene, passed away when I was 15 and my paternal grandmother, Bettye, passed away when I was 25. They came from very different places and had different lives, but both lost babies. These … Continue reading Lost Babies

Two Blind Aunts

This week prompt for 52 ancestors is "Maiden Aunt." My 7th great-grandfather, John Adams of County Antrim, Ireland, had five daughters. In birth order, they were Mary (my 6th great-grandmother), Elizabeth, Ann, Martha, and Jane. Mary married James Bones, Elizabeth married James Brown, and Jane married William Staveley. Ann and Martha never married and family … Continue reading Two Blind Aunts