The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday -- ADAMS -- New York and Michigan

John Adams
Born:  Abt. 1757, of Wintonbury (now Bloomfield), CT - Lexington, MA - Hamilton, NY - Elba, NY
Died:  September 25, 1830, Elba, Genesee Co., New York
Buried at:  Pine Hill Cemetery, Elba, Genesee Co., New York

His wife, Hannah Smith
Born:  January 18, 1772, East Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut
Died:  August 22, 1850, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York
John and Hannah Adams were my 4th great-grandparents.
The below all buried at Tyler Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York

Their son, John Adams
Born:  January 17, 1792, Connecticut
Died:  May 31, 1860, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York

His wife, Bathsheba Pollock
Born:  August 01, 1792, Possibly Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co., Delaware
Died:  February 11, 1858, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York
John and Bathsheba Adams were my 3rd great-grandparents.

Their son, Liberty Adams

Born:  October 03, 1821, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York
Died:  March 14, 1867, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York

His wife, Martha Aletta Anderson
Born:  September 13, 1826, New Jersey
Died:  May 02, 1886, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan
Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan
Liberty and Martha Adams were my 2nd great-grandparents.

(New York photos taken by Claire; Michigan photo by David Rumery.)