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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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Old and Plain Spoons

After my grandfather's death, I took these spoons because nobody wanted them. I didn't have a clue who the previous owners were.
Through research, I discovered they belonged to my great-great and great-great-great grandmothers.
The top initials are LAL for Laura Ann Lowrey
The bottom initials are HN for Harriet Newell

Laura Ann was born Sept. 3, 1820, died June 14, 1892

Harriet Newell is the mother of Laura
Harriet was born March 3, 1794, died June 17, 1878