Baileytown Cemetery

In the process of researching for the blog, I’ve had opportunities to visit with some family members and have some really cool conversations. Part of one conversation was a brief statement my mom made: “Look into the name Bailey. The Baileys owned Bear Mountain and they are back there somewhere”. Then she gave me a…

Wm H Bartley: Civil War Soldier

William H Bartley is my maternal 2nd great grandfather. His parents were William H. Bartley and Sarah Horner. He was born in 1831, probably in Newburgh, N.Y and died in 1880. William’s wife was Almina Austin and they had 5 children: Charles, Cyrus, Amanda, William P., and J. Simms. The names of the spouse and…

Original Glue – Cora Bartley Hinkley

For me, my Grandma Hinkley was the first experience I had with “glue”. She was an amazingly warm person with a true magnetic personality. She was absolutely meant to be a grandma, and I’m so grateful that she was mine! As a small child I used to LOVE to go to her house to play…

Some Really Cool Photos!

I don’t know who all of these folks are, though I do know many. If you would like to share regarding who you know, please comment on this post! We would love to include names on all photos!      

Is that Desire, Dislare, or Diure?

One of the resources I use most often in gathering information about my roots is word of mouth – my mother, aunts and uncles, cousins, siblings. What’s funny about this is that most of the things I’m told have at least three versions. One example is my Grandpa Hinkley’s middle name. Some say it was…

Digging Up Bones

Sitting at mom’s little dining room table chatting about ancestry and where our roots are and she clearly knows much more than I thought she might. I ask her what she knows about her father’s military service and she tells me that he never really shared much with the family about that – not unusual…

Edward Street Hinkley

On July 15, 1919, Ed married my family’s glue, Cora Mae Bartley (this was her 17th birthday!). Together they had ten children: Charles Clark, Kathleen, Laura Ann, Jesse Sims, Edith Mae, Edwina Cora, Alice Virginia, Richard Edward, Nancy Frances, and David Lester. Two of their children, Charles and Alice, survived less than one year.

George Wesley Perry

On Christmas Eve of 1926 he married Philomene Marie Dion in Norwich, Connecticut, my very beautiful grandmother! They had five children: Alfred Richard, George Wesley, Jr. (my dad), Ruth May, Margaret Beatrice, and Emma Lorraine.

BCF’s (best cousins forever!)

It’s amazing to me how out of touch a family can become. Cousins that I was close to as a small child but haven’t spoken to in years and years now reaching out to be a part of the ancestry thing. My guess is that many of them feel the way I do… lonesome for…

Blog Attack

Ugh. I feel like I should be so much further ahead with this blog than I am.

Shouldn’t there be at least 30 or 40 posts already?

Shouldn’t I have a bunch of great stories by now?