Advent Calendar-December 3, 2012

Last year I wrote about ornaments “Made by Little Hands with Love !”.
This year I have a special ornament that hasn’t really ever graced one of our Christmas trees.
You see it is a tree in itself.
In 2006 my oldest daughter presented this ornament to me.

 

 

 

 

You are saying, I thought you said this was a tree.  It is if we flip the ornament around to see the other side this is what you will see.

 

 

 

 

Yes it is our family tree and it has never been in a tree. It actually sits on a shelf  in our tv cabinet year round. If you have a genealogist or family historian in your family. This would make a wonderful gift to them. I am guessing every Mom would like this one, even if she hasn’t been bitten by the genealogy bug :D
I know I cherish it!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Happy Hunting!

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories, Family, Family Heirlooms ,

Friday Family History-Happy 13th Birthday Baby!

Thirteen years ago today Nov 30, 1999
You came into our lives in a quiet way.
Everyone had gone to lunch so that Momma could rest,
and as she rested you slipped into this world.

From those quiet beginnings came a young lady
That is full of ideas and the willingness to share them.
A blessing she is to those who know her.
A will that is hard as brick, which bore testimony in the 24 hours it
took for her to get here.

Her heart is even bigger and stronger than her will.
A heart that loves beyond what she understands and holds tight to those
that she loves. What a blessing she is!

She is a lovely young lady that a grandmother can truly be proud of.

We wish the blessing of a beautiful day!
May God continue to bless you.

Love Grandma

 

Genealogy

Friday Family History-Daniel and Mary Terrell Dimmock/Dimick married 23 November 1732 Windham, CT.

Daniel and Mary Terrell Dimmock are my 5th great-grand Uncle and Aunt.  Mary Terrell being the sister of my 5th great-grandfather Lewis Terrell/Terrill whose wife is Anna Babcock.

I don’t have much information on Mary . I believe that Mary was born between  1712 and 1713 in New Jersey(other sources say CT) to Josiah and Hannah Terrell/Terrill. Mary is the great-granddaughter of our immigrant ancestors and Great Migration participants Roger and Abigail Ufford Terrell.  Daniel is the second husband to  Mary Terrell, with Daniel, Mary had two children they are as follows:

Phebe born 8 December 1733 , Windham CT, married James Hawkins 12 May 1757 Coventry CT.

Joanna born 8 February  1736, Windham CT, married Samuel Curtis Jr., 26 May 1763 Coventry CT. She died 1 April 1816 Windham CT.

I was able to find a considerable amount on Daniel and his Dimmock/Dimick/Dymoke/Dimmocke family. Daniels great-grandfather was also among the earlier settlers of New England coming with the Great Migration, although I am not sure if he was with the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony or the Pilgrims at Plimoth, we find that Thomas died in Barnstable, Massachusetts  in 1658/9. Some research suggests that this Thomas, the great-grandfather of Daniel, is the son of Edward Dymoke. If this is his family link it would make Thomas and Daniel descendants of the House of Scrivelsby the Kings’ Champions. What makes this story even more interesting is that Thomas may well have come with a group of Puritans and very much  a contradiction to his standing  in life.

The King’s/Queens Champion have been of that house since 1066, they are also the royal standard bearers. A Champion stands in the stead of the King or Queen if they are being challenged. They do their fighting for them. Queen Elizabeth’s Champion is Lieutenant-Colonel John Lindley Marmion Dymoke. The position is much more involved then this and you can find much more information on the lineage and history of the Champions on the internet and I am sure at your local library!

Some of the information that I gathered on this family can be found at:

General Notes on the Dimick Families of North America

Descendant of Thomas Dymoke

CT -MANSFIELD RootsWeb message board 

Happy Anniversary Daniel and Mary

Happy Hunting!

 

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Thankful Thursday/Thanksgiving 2012

The faces of those gone on before are but shadows on a piece of paper. In my veines their stories are still told. For those long ago names and dates are now part of me.

I am thankful for each ancestor, their trials, their joys, those that  lived life the only way they knew how. Those that sought to improve their plight, even though they sought for freedom for “their” religion, they opened a door in  this new country that would over time come to understand that we are all created equal and all have a right to practice religion as we as individuals  see fit to do so.

This country as she stands today is also something that I am so grateful for. Oh I understand we are in a nasty mess, one that we may never climb out of. That there is hope that this land will regain her footing is another thing that I am thankful for, a hope that is born of the human spirit and a God that has I believe placed this country here for this time and place. What the outcome is, is not mine to see. Saying that this does not remove me from the responsibility of  those privileges given to me as a citizen of this great country.  For those privileges I am thankful.

Never last but first I am thankful to the one that orchestrates it all. I am thankful to God for His love, mercy, and longsuffering.  How he has guided me these last 54 years, never ceases to amaze me! His Son Jesus Christ is the ultimate gift and I am truly thankful that  he loved me enough to give his life for me for my sins. A debt I can never repay, but only with my heart.

My family and friend are a blessing each and everyone each bringing a special aspect to my life. Children bring joy, grandchildren even greater joy ( like the old saying, if I knew grandkids were so much fun I would have had them first )  parents bring love and stability, friends sharing and caring sometimes the only one besides God that you are comfortable sharing your uttermost depths with. For a loving husband who puts up with my shinaigains and still loves me, sometimes leaving me to wonder why!

As my daughter so nicely said in a post on facebook, she is thankful for all her challenges, for they have made her who she is. I agree with her completely all of her challenge……oh wai tI  mean all <GRIN> of my challenges good and bad have made me who I am, for which I am thankful, the make me, the only me there is !

May each of you be truly blessed this day~ God Bless and keep each one.

Love

 

Family, Genealogy, Thankful Thursday

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