Category Archives: Dead Ancestors

Back home again in Indiana

After an uneventful 500 mile drive, stopping only for Long John Silver’s and White Castle, I’m back in Indiana for a week of genealogical research. I’m spending the night in Richmond, just over the border from my home state of … Continue reading

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George Heavilin (Poem-A-Day 16)

Thursday evening between 7pm and 9pm I’ll be doing Poetry On Demand at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh. Come on out and try to stump me! For today’s prompt, write an elegy. An elegy doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Samuel J. Nowlan & Elizabeth Dennison

Samuel J. Nowlan Elizabeth Dennison Birth 1824 July 26 New Brunswick 1826 January 6 Huron County, Ohio Marriage 1844 August 29 Hancock County, Ohio Death 1888 August 16 Rawson, Ohio 1919 September 24 Rawson, Ohio Who doesn’t enjoy a good … Continue reading

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Mary Milligan

Mary Milligan Birth approx 27 February 1773 Shawhead, Scotland Marriage to Robert Littrick 23 December 1810 Dumfries, Scotland Death 27 September 1850 Hancock County, Ohio When I visited the Littrick family plot in Cannonsburg cemetery back in the summer of … Continue reading

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William Littrick & Gudith Arnold

William Littrick Gudith Arnold Birth 20 January 1814 Scotland 1 April 1825 Marriage 9 January 1845, Franklin County, Indiana Death 9 January 1898 6 April 1886 Of all the ancestors in my collection thus far, finding this grave made me … Continue reading

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Robert B. Littrick & Abigail A. Nowlan

Robert Burns Littrick Abigail Anne Nowlan Birth 5 March 1846 Hancock County, Ohio 29 October 1846 Hancock County, Ohio Marriage 11 September 1876 Death 25 August 1927 Marion, Indiana 14 May 1932 Marion, Indiana Among the pantheon of my ancestors … Continue reading

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Glen A. Davis & Edna N. Littrick

Glen A Davis Edna Nowlan Littrick Birth 5 November 1891 Marion, Indiana 6 March 1893 Hancock County, Ohio Marriage 24 December 1911, Grant County, Indiana Death 31 July 1958 Marion, Indiana 1 February 1949 Marion, Indiana The following is a … Continue reading

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John Barker & Mary Osborn

Holly Springs Meeting, Randolph County, North Carolina John Barker Mary Osborn Birth 7 April 1771 Guilford County, North Carolina 3 February 1770 Marriage 26 May 1791 Death 3 April 1849 18 May 1825 More than one hundred fifty years had … Continue reading

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Samuel Barker

Samuel Barker Birth 30 March 1845 North Carolina Marriage to Martha Lutitia Farlow Death 23 June 1932 Sheridan, Indiana From my father’s side of the family, my favorite stories were those of Grandpa Sammy. For me he became a legendary … Continue reading

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Ray H. Barker & Ruth E. Lloyd

Ray Herman Barker Ruth Elizabeth Lloyd Birth 1 January 1897 Terhune, Indiana 17 May 1902 Fairmount, Indiana Marriage 16 May 1925, Fairmount, Indiana Death 19 February 1980 Marion, Indiana 29 January 1989 Wilmington, Ohio This grave I visit often. I … Continue reading

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