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A Political Life

One hundred and sixty one years ago–on August 11, 1850–Robert Hill died at the age of seventy.  He was buried in the cemetery on a corner of his property, the one he had donated to the local Quaker meeting in … Continue reading

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Insanity and the Election of 1856

Sometimes things just don’t make sense.  Every once in a while I come across a document or phrase that doesn’t jibe with what I know–or what I think I know.  It’s happened to me again, and I’d love to have … Continue reading

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Underground

Finding information about your ancestors can be challenging.  Record-keeping was hit-and-miss in the past.  Even if births, deaths and marriages were recorded, sometimes the records got lost or burned up in fires or eaten by mice.  Getting beyond the records … Continue reading

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The Important Things

Figuring out who and what were important to my ancestors is part of the fun of genealogy, but it’s difficult to do. Wills are one way to get a glimpse of what–and who–was important to a person. Presumably, the stuff, … Continue reading

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