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!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Curles Plantation 1670

This is Curles Plantation also known as Curles Neck Farm. It was the birth place of my 9th great grandmother Elizabeth Ferris Woodson. She was the mother of Mourning Lewis Adams.

It has remained a working farm for 400 years and is currently privately owned.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I Found an Indian Territory Treasure!!

As Many of you know my ggg grandmother Anna Dickerson lived the last years of her life in Indian Territory, Ok.
Her son John W. Aber had children there- tonight I found a headstone photo of his daughter Mayme Aber Henderson.
She is Buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Minco, OK
 I can not tell you how thrilled I am to have found this!
And then.... I found her daughter's photo  and obit!
Jaunita Henderson Schwarberg- she passed away in 1976.
It is so rewarding to find this info after many years of researching!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mother Nature was Naughty!

Yesterday the garden was looking so good!
 I picked a lot of green beans and was happy the potatoes and cantaloupe were doing so well and then......
a storm with high winds came through this morning and  this is what it looked like at 7 AM
The tomatoes cages were bent over laying the plants on the ground and both the sweet corn and Indian corn was laid flat along with some bell peppers and green beans.
So we drove fence post through the tomato cages and into the rows of corn and I tied everything back up- it was lucky than no plants broke off.
 I am actually amazed since we garden chemicaal free that the plants have gotten so big!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fourth of July ca. 1900

This photo did not scan real well bit I am sure it was taken at the 4th of July picnic in Yorktown, Il in 1900. My grandmother is the little girl standing in front with her half sister Nellie standing behind her.
 My grandma has a fan ? or shaker ?in her hand with a man's photo on it- my guess the man is President Wiiliam McKinley
 See the little girl behind them sticking out her tongue?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Independrnce Day America!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Ancestry .com has free access to some Military Records this weekend. Of course I have used it to do some research- this led me to research some other sites and I just realized that my 10 great grandparents that lived at Plimoth Colony had 49 grandchildren! No wonder there are so many descendents!!

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