My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Revolutionary War Red Coat worn by my Ancestor

This coat was worn by my Loyalist ancestor, is on display at
Photo courtesy of the Missisquoi Historical Society

UPDATE: May 28, 2016. The coat is off-site being repaired. Please read this post as it pertains to more recent information about the coat, see HERE.
Charles Ten Eyck, my great-grandfather, wearing the coat.
He died August 26, 1909  in Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.


Lori said...

This is awesome! How lucky you are to have this photograph.

Barbara Poole said...

Hi Lori,
Thank you for the comment. Yes, I am very fortunate to have both. I couldn't wait to post this.

Elizabeth said...

You have the most interesting life, Barbara! I live vicariously through you! :-)

Wendy said...

What a wonderful coat and photograph! One of these days, I hope to visit Canada and see some of the wonderful things there.

Barbara Poole said...

Hi Elizabeth and Wendy. Elizabeth...I would like to live vicariously through you (with your dau. and a father who made a banjo for you). My ancestors are interesting, not me!

Wendy, thank you for your comment. When are you returning back to the states, and do you know where? If you need simple help on your genealogy, maybe I can help. (Although, I do most of my stuff now, online.)

Kathy said...

This is great!

Sheri said...

You never cease to amaze and dazzle me Barbara!

Barbara Poole said...

Kathy and Sheri, Thank you both. I am so glad you and the others enjoyed the post. I plan on sending this link to the museum. Amaze and dazzle, hum sounds like a great tune Sheri.