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Daniel Pierce (1814 – 1902)

In my grandfather’s 1902 diary on April 27th he wrote about the death of “Grandpa Pierce” – this was Daniel Pierce, actually my grandfather’s great-grandfather.  Below is a transcript of his lengthy obituary.  My copy doesn’t give a source, but … Continue reading

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Amos Claycomb’s July 1900 Diary

My Grandfather kept diaries most of his life.  This is from his 1900 journal when he was 14 and living in Sycamore, Illinois.  I post a month each Monday. Sunday, July 1, 1900 It has been a nice day only … Continue reading

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Grandpa Duncan’s Birthday

Today is Grandpa Roy Duncan’s birthday.  Thomas Leroy Duncan was born 122 years ago in LaMoille, Illinois. Grandpa Duncan was the poster boy for Enthusiasm.  He was always up for whatever activity was suggested.  “I’m going to the store to … Continue reading

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Thomas W. Duncan & “Gus the Great”

This is the first of (I hope) many family portraits.  This man achieved some fame, but most of our relatives did not.  My hope is that it humanizes those dry names and dates that cause such eye-rolling when ‘genealogy’ is … Continue reading

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Genealogy Dream Trip

I read Angela’s post on finding out some of her heritage.  She asks ‘where do you go to rediscover your heritage?’ and ‘why is the place so important to you?‘   Good questions.  I know for me, not all ancestral … Continue reading

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