Wandering Roots

Ramblings about Genealogy, Faith, and Family

Archive for February, 2012

It Only Comes Around Every Four Years / Leap Day in Your Family Tree

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Tomorrow is leap day! What is leap year? It takes about  365 days 6 hours for the earth to rotate around the sun. To make up for the extra 6 hours each year, one day every four years is added so that we don’t end up with winter in July and many other strange occurrences. […]

SNGF-Correction and Addition to “Your Maternal Grandfather’s Paternal Line”

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

The end of January Randy Seaver at Genea-Musing had us play a little detective game to find possible men in our Maternal Grandfather’s Paternal Line. There is one thing I forgot to post and it was number one on Randy’s list….my glasses must not have been anywhere near my eyes!  What is your mother’s father’s patrilineal line? […]

Friday Family History/William and Sarah Horton Marsh 24 February 1780

Monday, February 20th, 2012

William Marsh is my  6th  great-grandfather, through his first marriage to Sarah Webster. William was born in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey on the  9 Dec 1734. William’s parents are Samuel and Mary Shotwell Marsh, Quakers in New Jersey. William married Sarah Horton on the 24 February 1780 in New Jersey. My best guess would be in Rahway, […]

Is The Writing On The Wall?

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Can you read this? or this? I will bet you’re thinking OH NO! her she goes  with the “thank a teacher” spiel.  I can truly thank a teacher. Will my grand-children be able to thank a teacher? To my surprise, I learned that my grand-daughters and my great-niece are not learning cursive in school oh they […]

Friday Family History/Winifred Mason Kaye 3 February 1863

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Winifred Mason’s birthday is today, she was born to Philander and Mary Holden Mason 149 years ago today in Edgewood, Delaware Co., Iowa. Winifred was the wife of Rev. Alexander Smith Kaye,they are married on 21 of June 1890 in Edgewood, Delaware Co. Iowa. Winifred died on 14 Jun 1930 in Neoga, Cumberland, Illinois. Winifred is buried in Iowa 0n 16 […]