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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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Grandmother and Me

My grandmother, Sarah Dumont Ten Eyck Bishop.

I don't remember this photo being taken, but it was in my grandparent's kitchen nook.  It is the only photo I have of us together, and this was probably when I first met her. I was brought up in California and she was living in Connecticut.

Sarah Ten Eyck left Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec to attend a nursing school in the United States. I believe it was in Florida, as that is where she met my grandfather. They married in New York City and settled in his home state of Connecticut. Fortunately, she was the attending nurse at my birth in Connecticut.

She died shortly after this photo was taken, of lung cancer.