Monthly Archives: July 2017

Milkshakes & Chilidogs!

I am proud to announce that my second poetry collection is now available for purchase on Amazon. It’s available both as an e-book and a real book but since it contains 24 food poems, grounded firmly in the sensual world, … Continue reading

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Solomon Parsons

The research has been difficult this trip. I think I’ve read all the surviving records and found all the marked graves of my ancestors in Ohio and Indiana. One of the few new finds from this trip is the newspaper … Continue reading

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Pierce Davis

Is this the final resting place of Pierce Davis? Two of my great great great grandparents are Pierce Davis and Mahala Cook Davis. According to their death records they were buried in Matthews Cemetery. I have wandered around that cemetery … Continue reading

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Schuyler Colfax

Since I was sort of in the area and the libraries were closed on Sunday I drove up to South Bend to visit the grave of U.S. Vice President Schuyler Colfax who served under Ulysses Grant. It’s been a while … Continue reading

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Barker Reunion and James Dean

The Barker side of my family gather in odd numbered years. According to my records, and I keep very good records, my grandparents, Ray Barker and Ruth Lloyd Barker, have 47 descendants so far. Of the 47, 43 are still … Continue reading

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