Sometimes there are moments that really help solidify who you are, where you’re supposed to be and what you should be doing with your life. Since moving to New York, I’ve had more of these types of serendipitous moments than
Yesterday, I attended my first “official” Daughters of the American Revolution event at West Point’s Military Academy to honor the Revolutionary War heroine Margaret Cochran Corbin. While the weather was positively wretched, misting all day long with nary a beam
The other day my husband and I were at the Cemetery of the Highlands in Highland Mills, NY near Woodbury. (Orange County) My genealogical serendipity continues to amaze me as I stumbled upon yet another set of Woodhulls from my
While researching my great-grandfather Jesse Archer, I found the 1870 Federal Census and got a bit of a giggle at his occupation that was listed as “loafer”. I mean, I’ve read about several silly occupations on the censuses but I’d
It would seem that what I initially thought could have been semi-scandalous and involved star-crossed lovers running away together, was probably more likely that her father was at his sister’s deathbed and sent the brother Jacob in his stead to sign her marriage application.