Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Make It Monday- free Snowman doodle!

A great fast & easy project for your winter decorating!
From: http://birdinthehandprimitives-robin.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Check Out Our Sales!!

We are having a Black Friday sale at http://pilgrimsandpioneersprimitives.blogspot.com
Get 25% off of your entire order.
Also we are having a sale on our scented wax products at http://brandyannessoyvandles.blogspot.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Oh My What a Day!

Hubby and I both had to be in different places at the same time this morning- soooo he dropped me off and went to his appointment. When he came to pick me up he was white as a sheet! It turns out that he had missed a stair step and had fallen- had a hard time getting in the truck to pick me up. he thought he had broken some ribs- so I drove him to the ER,
We spent 6 hours there having various tests- and a lot of pain medicine! Two Vicodin tablets- an hour later a Morphine injection- an hour after that Delaudid injection. After about 4 hours his blood sugar went low- so they did give him something to eat which he promptly threw up!They finally decided his ribs were bruised not broken. I had to go pick my son up so that he could help me get him in to the house as he is walking bent at the waist! and so he could stay with him so I could go to the store.
Of course supper did not stay down x 2! The dog wants to be in his lap all of the time- all 60 pounds of her, Since she can't she thinks dadddy does not love her anymore and has been under my feet ever since we got home.
Don't get me wrong I love my hubby and I know he is in a lot of pain- but I am very glad my patient has finally gone to bed and hopefully will stay there all night! I am pooped!

20% Off Soy Candle & Tart Sale!

Our highly scented candles and tarts are currently on sale for 20% off before shipping. This is a great time to stock up or get some inexpensive Christmas gifts. Sale includes our scented wax bears too!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Make It Monday- Prim Snowman Bowl Fillers

No Pic for this one but they are really cute!
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Make it Monday! Prim Vintage Snowman Snowcone!

This is a wonderful prim vintage style snowman!
Here is the link!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Abraham Lincoln Connection

While reading the article about my gggrandmother Sarah Jones Dow she stated that she had an uncle that married into the Lincoln family. That uncle was William Dickerson- brother to my ggggrandmother Anne Dickerson. The woman that he married was Elizabeth Lincoln a cousin to Abraham. She was born in 1825 to John Lincoln and Francis Day. I have gone to Rootsweb and found the documentation that says this is true.
Sarah also stated that her mother Anne Dickerson was related to Stephen A. Douglas. I know that my gggggrandmother was Judith Douglas- but I have yet to find a connection to Stephen Douglas. I am sure that my grandmother Sarah knew this as a fact but she could have left a few more clues!
I will keep searching and hopefully find it. It would be great to find a connection to both of these famous political rivals!!

A Giveaway!

I am having a quick Give Thanks Giveaway at Brandyanne's/

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Eight is Enough! My GGgrandmother's Combined Family

I recently went through some of my genealogy files- I knew my GGGgrandmother had been married three times and had children with each husband but never took the time to look at them as a group instead of invidual children from individual marriages. I was surprised to see that between them all there were 8 children.
My gggrandmother Sarah Ellen Jones was the first child born to my ggg grandmother Anne Dickerson- followed by two more children- a boy and a girl. After the death of my ggggrandfather she married again- having one male child. This husband also passed away. When she remarried she married a man with a male child whose mother had died this new marriage resulted in the birth of three more children- two girls and a boy.
When the last child was born my gggrandmother Sarah my grandmother was in her late 20's and no longer in the household.
But my grandmother had been sent to live with an aunt when she was 14 years old- she had told this to a reporter when she was interviewed by the then local newspaper- the Tampico Tornando. She did not state why this had happened. Could it have been that her step father had died and her mother could not afford to take care of that many children? Could it have been because she did not get along with the mother's new beau? Or was it perhaps because her aunt needed help caring for a new baby?
I of course will never know the answer. But Sarah Ellen Jones grew up to be an incredibly strong & independent woman at one point in her life owning her own sawmill in the State of Michigan. Instead of her strange family life having an adverse effect on her it would seem to have only made her stronger!
I regret that I never met her but I am so greatful that such a wonderful woman is my anestor!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Make it Monday- Prim Stockings!

These look quick & easy- you could even do them in coffee dyed grungied muslin!
There are some other free patterns also!

Prairie Wild Morning Glory

Prairie  Wild Morning Glory

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Sundrops

Prairie Sundrops

The Famous Rock!

The Famous Rock!
Plymouth Rock dated 1620

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
The Village

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
A Keeping Room