Ozias Norton, “. . . give thanks and sing,”

“To praise thy name, give thanks and sing,"1 (Isaac Watts, hymn Sweet is the Work) Ozias Norton (1753-1840) was born and died in New Haven County, Connecticut.  He was a member of the Congregational Church in Farmingbury (now Wolcott).  In 1785, he is listed as a “chorister” or member of the choir at his church … Continue reading Ozias Norton, “. . . give thanks and sing,”

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Philemon Baldwin (1758-1851) – Timeline and Map

In an earlier post, I wrote about how Revolutionary War pension papers can be a wonderful source of information about an ancestor.  Not only do they give details about a veteran’s wartime service, they can also give information about his family, places of residence after the war, and his health. Fun tidbits found in Philemon … Continue reading Philemon Baldwin (1758-1851) – Timeline and Map

Make Someone’s Day: Reunite Photos with Descendants

With the permission of my parents, I went through some of their old, inherited family photos in boxes in their basement.  Many photos were unlabeled, but my parents were able to identify the majority of them.  I scanned and digitized all of them and made them available to extended family members.  A number of them … Continue reading Make Someone’s Day: Reunite Photos with Descendants

Philemon Baldwin: Revolutionary War Veteran

Revolutionary War pension papers can be a wonderful source of information about an ancestor.  My ancestor Philemon Baldwin (1758-1851) applied for a pension from the U.S. government on 20 November 1822 in New London County, Connecticut, based on his military service during the Revolutionary War.  He applied a second time on 19 November 1832, again … Continue reading Philemon Baldwin: Revolutionary War Veteran

James Stevenson (1811-1882) – Tailor

My 4th great-grandfather James Stevenson was a tailor in England.  He was born 1811 in Loughborough, Leicestershire and married Martha Charles at the age of 22 in 1834.  An 1846 newspaper article1 about his shop in Leicester helps me picture his life a little better: "ROBBERIES.  On the morning of Friday week, three waistcoat pieces … Continue reading James Stevenson (1811-1882) – Tailor