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The Indian War that Wasn’t

A distant cousin shared this funny story with me recently. He also shared the picture of Richard “John” Hall. On Saturday the 6th day of January, 1838, near the same spot where a quarter of a century before the first settler in the Town of Ellington felled the trees and erected his rude log cabin …

What? A connection to Harry Potter? You betcha.

Alnwick Castle has belonged to the Percy family for over 700 years. This castle was used in filming the Hogwarts school in Harry Potter. Check out their website to see a lot of history on the Percy family as well as some great pictures of the Percy ancestors. Here is a snapshot of our line: …

Duclos Family

The earliest known Duclos ancestor was Laurentz Duclos born in Niederschaeffheim, Alsace, France and married March 12, 1793 in Kaltenhausen, St. Rhine, Alsace, to Catherine Scherr. They probably had other children but all that is known is: – Generation II – Mathias Duclos was born June 3, 1795 in Kaltenhausen, Alsace. He married February 18, …

Fayette Martin

Fayette Martin was the son of Edward Martin and Chloe Hopkins. He was born on March 14, 1843 in Parrish, Oswego, New York and died on June 18, 1925 in Amboy, Lee, Illinois at the home of his daughter, Marcia. His obituary says that he was one of Portland’s (IL) oldest residents. Fayette married three …

Hendee Family

The Hendee family is quite large and I am only highlighting the main lines. I do have more information on the family. Contact me if you have questions. Ideally, you should visit and join the official Hendee family website: Our Family History: Genealogy of the Hendee Family. The earliest known ancestor is Richard Oglesby Hendee …