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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.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Something a Little Different for the New Year
























Which blog has 4,500,000 pageviews? You'll have to continue reading, because you won't be able to guess it.

Bloggers love writing and at the beginning of a new year, many will write what they accomplished the previous year, and what they hope to accomplish in the new year. I don't bother with the resolutions.

Instead, I've decided to post some of the very enjoyable blogs I follow that have no genealogy information. They are also the ones I usually read first. After 23 years of doing genealogy and over three years of writing this blog, it's time to discover what else is out there. If anybody has a few favorite, non-genealogy blogs, please leave me a comment. I'll include them to this list.

The most recent blog I discovered is, My Castle in Spain. Lala says, "I’m an ex Parisian living a village life in Andalusia (southern Spain). I create paper objects, I make aprons, I bake cakes for a restaurant and I occasionally translate to earn the extra bucks. Andalusia, gardens, pastry making, flowers, cakes and books and my Spanish boyfriend are my constant inspirations."

Do you like Paris and food? If so, you'll enjoy Paris Breakfast by Carol. She writes, "Paris breakfast is an 'amuse bouche', a little bite of daily Parisian life to savor with your coffe and inspire your dreams. I paint Paris dreams." I had never seen a blog with over 4,500,000 pageviews" That give you an idea of how popular it is.

The Library History Buff Blog, by Larry, a retired librarian, wrote, "Promoting the appreciation, enjoyment, and preservation of our library heritage." His blog has been a long-time favorite of mine.

One blog I can relate to and really love is Elizabeth's  About New York She has some of the best photos of the city, and this was my go-to site as Hurricane Sandy hit. She lives in lower Manhattan and captured real life days following the storm.

Now I know gardening is a huge hobby, maybe more popular than genealogy. Finding Growing with Plants was a real treat. Matt of Worcester, MA wrote, "Growing with plants began as a little project where I could document my daily adventures in my glass greenhouses and in the garden, here in central Massachusetts.  To show this blog's popularity, he has over 1,000,000 pageviews!   

Another fun blog is Shortbread and Ginger. The owner, Liz writes, “I also love rummaging through charity shops for vintage bits and pieces." If you enjoy needlework, beads, antiques, you'll enjoy this site.

Heather Rojo recommended a cooking blog, Cooking without Dairy.

Wendy Grant Walter recommended a blog about quilts called, Crazy Mom Quilts.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Rockport, Massachusetts -- War Memorial



These Our Dead in Honored Glory Rest
Located in Rockport, Massachusetts
World War I
1917    1918

James E. Bryan
John A. Carlson
Dwight P. Dutton
Edward R. Everett
Harold T. Grover
Edward Peterson
World War II
1941    1946

Carl E. Bannon
Robert M. Barrett
Phillips H. Bradley
Vincent Charte, Jr.
George L. Costa
Garder J. Garrett
William Hakala
Arthur L. Johnson
Leon W. Kantala
Donald F. MacEachern
George C. Mills
Anthony J. Pascucci
Glenn M. Rowe
Charles W. Sears
George A. Sears
Dean K. Selig


I couldn't decide which photo I liked the best of Motif Number 1, so I posted them both.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Smokestack or Christmas Tree?



"The smokestack tree contains 5,440 light bulbs over 32 cables anchored to a 102-foot diameter angle ring at the base. The tree is topped with a 19-foot star." Information from The Lowell Sun newspaper, December 2011 (I had it linked, but the article has been removed.
The tree is located in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Reflection in a nearby mill.

From Wikipedia, "The Wannalancit Mills are an example of adaptive re-use as they contain offices. Part of the mills are owned by the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In 2000, the owners of the mill utilized their smokestack for the city's largest Christmas tree, reaching two hundred and fifty six feet in height."

Originally posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

Monday, December 24, 2012

They Married on Christmas Day

My great-grandparents, Everett R. Bishop and Mira J. Kilborn, were married on December 25, 1888. The Marriage License below, was one of the first official documents I obtained become a DAR member.

Note: This is re-posted from December 25, 2011.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Delight of Christmas Lights

The Cape Neddick ("Nubble") Light located in York, Maine. These photos were taken on December 21, 2012. There is a live webcam.

 





Saturday, December 22, 2012

Skinner of Massachusetts and Connecticut -- Surname Saturday


My Skinner line had it's beginnings in Massachusetts, and my second generation settled in Connecticut. A few weeks ago, while taking photos of the Pratt family in Malden, MA, I discovered a few Skinner tombstones, which I will post soon. My direct lines are in green. While researching for additional information, I found a rather good website covering this Skinner family.


Generation No. 1

1.THOMAS SKINNER was born ABT 1617 in England, and died 2 MAR 1704 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married MARY 1645 in England. She was born in England, and died 9 APR 1671 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Lydia SHEPHENSON ABT 1679 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was born 1637, and died 17 DEC 1723 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of THOMAS SKINNER and MARY were:
+2  i.THOMAS SKINNER was born ABT 25 JUL 1645 in of Subdeanerie Parish, Chichester, England, and died BET MAY 1722 AND 1732 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
3  ii.John SKINNER was born ABT 19 APR 1647 in of No. Mundham, England.
+4  iii.Abraham SKINNER was born ABT 29 SEP 1649 in of Pallant Parish, Chichester, England, and died BEF 1695 in Malden. Date from Genealogical Records of Early Settlers of Malden..


Generation No. 2

2.THOMAS SKINNER (THOMAS SKINNER1) was born ABT 25 JUL 1645 in of Subdeanerie Parish, Chichester, England, and died BET MAY 1722 AND 1732 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He married MARY PRATT BEF 1666 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of RICHARD PRATT and MARY. She was born 7 SEP 1643 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 MAR 1704 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
Children of THOMAS SKINNER and MARY PRATT were:
5  i.Mary SKINNER was born 3 NOV 1666 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
6  ii.Thomas SKINNER was born 3 NOV 1668 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1750 in of Norton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. He married Hannah CARPENTER BEF 1695 in Wrentham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
7  iii.Abraham SKINNER was born 16 JUN 1671 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 1737 in of Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Abigail CHAMBERLAIN 20 JUN 1699 in Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, daughter of Benjamin CHAMBERLAIN. She was born in of Oxford, Massachusetts.
8  iv.John SKINNER was born 5 APR 1673 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died in of Norton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah PORTER ABT 1696.
+9  v.Richard SKINNER was born 2 JUN 1675 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JAN 1725 in of Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
10  vi.Joseph SKINNER was born 13 JAN 1678 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JAN 1725 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
11  vii.Hannah SKINNER was born 13 JAN 1678 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JAN 1725 in The Skinner Kinsmen author unsure of death date.
12  viii.Benjamin SKINNER was born 30 JAN 1681 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 JUN 1750 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth DIXON 3 NOV 1712. She was born in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died 1 DEC 1753 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
+13  ix.Ebenezer SKINNER was born 23 APR 1684 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died NOV 1755 in Bolton, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
+14  x.NATHANIEL SKINNER was born 27 JAN 1686 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died in of Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
+15  xi.Abigail SKINNER was born 17 FEB 1691 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 MAR 1765 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.

4.Abraham SKINNER (THOMAS SKINNER1) was born ABT 29 SEP 1649 in of Pallant Parish, Chichester, England, and died BEF 1695 in Malden. Date from Genealogical Records of Early Settlers of Malden.. He married Hannah  BEF 1681 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died 14 JAN 1726 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of Abraham SKINNER and Hannah w\o Abraham SKINNER are:
+16  i.Abraham SKINNER was born 8 APR 1681 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died in of Woodstock, Windham Co., Connecticut.
17  ii.Mary SKINNER was born SEP 1690 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+18  iii.Thomas SKINNER was born DEC 1691 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 JUN 1737 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.


Generation No. 3

9.Richard SKINNER (THOMAS SKINNER2, THOMAS SKINNER1) was born 2 JAN 1675/76 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JAN 1725 in of Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Hannah PRATT 24 NOV 1708 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN PRATT and MARY.
Children of Richard SKINNER and Hannah PRATT were:
19  i.Hannah SKINNER was born 16 APR 1714 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
20  ii.Richard SKINNER was born 16 JAN 1717 in E. Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
21  iii.Elizabeth SKINNER was born 20 MAY 1719 in E. Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
22  iv.Thomas SKINNER was born 11 SEP 1722 in E. Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 18 JAN 1726 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
23  v.Mary SKINNER was born 3 AUG 1725 in E. Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 21 OCT 1728 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
24  vi.Ebenezer SKINNER was born 22 OCT 1728 in E. Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

13.Ebenezer SKINNER (THOMAS SKINNER2, THOMAS SKINNER1) was born 23 APR 1684 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died NOV 1755 in Bolton, Tolland Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah LORD ABT 1702, daughter of William LORD and Sarah (Brooks) SHALER. She was born 1682.
Children of Ebenezer SKINNER and Sarah LORD were:
+25  i.Ebenezer SKINNER was born 8 AUG 1703 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 17 OCT 1779 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
26  ii.Sarah SKINNER was born 6 AUG 1705 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married John TAYLOR 20 APR 1728 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, son of John TAYLOR and Desire FULLER.
27  iii.Joseph SKINNER was born 17 JAN 1708 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 3 APR 1773 in Bolton, Tolland Co., Connecticut. He married Ruth STRONG 31 DEC 1741 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
28  iv.Deborah SKINNER was born 24 AUG 1710 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 7 AUG 1775 in Bolton, Tolland Co., Connecticut. She married Stephen PAYNE. He was born ABT 1708, and died 22 FEB 1797 in Bolton, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
29  v.Gideon SKINNER was born 19 OCT 1712 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Dorcas STRONG.
30  vi.Abigail SKINNER was born 9 JUL 1715 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married Isaac BIDELOW 14 MAR 1734 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He was born in of Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
31  vii.Ann SKINNER was born 8 SEP 1717 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married John HITCHCOCK.
32  viii.Mary SKINNER was born 18 SEP 1719 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 1 DEC 1736 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
33  ix.Timothy SKINNER was born 10 JUL 1721 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 27 NOV 1736 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
34  x.Lydia SKINNER was born 20 APR 1723 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 1 DEC 1736 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
35  xi.Margaret SKINNER was born 28 DEC 1725 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 3 DEC 1736 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.

14.NATHANIEL SKINNER (THOMAS SKINNER2, THOMAS SKINNER1) was born 27 JAN 1686 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died in of Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married MARY GILLET 13 JUN 1706 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, daughter of JOSIAH GILLET and JOANNA TAINTOR. She was born 8 MAR 1687 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 11 OCT 1740 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married Content FULLER 20 SEP 1741 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. She died BEF 27 MAY 1754.
Children of NATHANIEL SKINNER and MARY GILLET were:
36  i.Nathaniel SKINNER was born 10 JUL 1707 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 12 MAY 1750 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married Mary.
+37  ii.MARY SKINNER was born 10 JUL 1709 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 11 AUG 1780 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
38  iii.Thomas SKINNER was born 6 APR 1712 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 1807. He married Elizabeth MUDGE 21 MAR 1736 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of Ebenezer MUDGE and Abigail SKINNER. She was born 31 JUL 1714 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1814 in Duanesburg, Montgomery Co., New York.
39  iv.Eunice SKINNER was born 15 DEC 1715 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 6 MAY 1741 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. She married Samuel MUDGE 15 APR 1740 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, son of Ebenezer MUDGE and Abigail SKINNER. He was born 4 MAY 1716 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, and died ABT 1802 in Florida, Montgomery Co., New York.
40  v.David SKINNER was born JAN 1717 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 31 JAN 1717 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
41  vi.David SKINNER was born 6 NOV 1719 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Abigail MUDGE 4 MAY 1740 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of Ebenezer MUDGE and Abigail SKINNER. She was born 28 APR 1712 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
42  vii.Jonathan SKINNER was born 15 AUG 1721 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died in of Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
43  viii.Josiah SKINNER was born 30 APR 1724 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died in of Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah MUDGE 25 APR 1753 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of Ebenezer MUDGE and Abigail SKINNER. She was born 28 SEP 1733 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
44  ix.Joanna SKINNER was born 19 MAR 1727 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
45  x.Zerviah SKINNER was born 25 JUN 1729 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 27 JAN 1813 in Marlborough, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married David BLISH in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He was born 26 OCT 1732 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 26 OCT 1817.
46  xi.Rebecca SKINNER was born 3 DEC 1730 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married Moore BIRD 9 NOV 1751.

15.Abigail SKINNER (THOMAS SKINNER2, THOMAS SKINNER1) was born 17 FEB 1691 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 MAR 1765 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. She married Ebenezer MUDGE 13 JUL 1708 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He was born 26 FEB 1683 in Northhampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 11 APR 1758 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
Children of Abigail SKINNER and Ebenezer MUDGE were:
47  i.Ebenezer MUDGE was born 23 OCT 1709 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, and died 28 FEB 1802 in New Ashford, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Patience FULLER.
48  ii.Mary MUDGE was born 30 MAR 1711 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, and died ABT 1754. She married Cornelius HAMLIN 5 DEC 1732 in Colchester, New Hampshire.
49  iii.Abigail MUDGE was born 28 APR 1712 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut. She married David SKINNER 4 MAY 1740 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, son of NATHANIEL SKINNER and MARY GILLET. He was born 6 NOV 1719 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married Samuel PRINDLE 12 SEP 1744.
50  iv.Elizabeth MUDGE was born 31 JUL 1714 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1814 in Duanesburg, Montgomery Co., New York. She married Thomas SKINNER 21 MAR 1736 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, son of NATHANIEL SKINNER and MARY GILLET. He was born 6 APR 1712 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 1807.
51  v.Samuel MUDGE was born 4 MAY 1716 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, and died ABT 1802 in Florida, Montgomery Co., New York. He married Eunice SKINNER 15 APR 1740 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of NATHANIEL SKINNER and MARY GILLET. She was born 15 DEC 1715 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 6 MAY 1741 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married Lydia BURTON.
52  vi.Micah MUDGE was born 6 MAR 1718 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, and died 1813 in Florida, Montgomery Co., New York.
53  vii.Martha MUDGE was born 4 OCT 1720 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died 9 NOV 1804 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
54  viii.Joseph MUDGE was born 28 MAY 1722 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1807.
55  ix.Jarvis MUDGE was born ABT 1724 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died 1 JUN 1810 in Walcott, Wayne Co., New York.
56  x.Deborah MUDGE was born 1726 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
57  xi.Abraham MUDGE was born 16 JUN 1728 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, and died 30 APR 1804 in Florida, Montgomery Co., New York.
58  xii.Sarah MUDGE was born 28 SEP 1733 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut. She married Josiah SKINNER 25 APR 1753 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, son of NATHANIEL SKINNER and MARY GILLET. He was born 30 APR 1724 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died in of Sharon, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.

16.Abraham SKINNER (Abraham SKINNER2, THOMAS SKINNER1) was born 8 APR 1681 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died in of Woodstock, Windham Co., Connecticut. He married Tabitha HILLS ABT 1717, daughter of Gershom HILLS and Elizabeth CHADWICK. She died in of Woodstock, Windham Co., Connecticut.
Children of Abraham SKINNER and Tabitha HILLS were:
59  i.Abraham SKINNER was born 10 MAY 1718 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
60  ii.William SKINNER was born 16 JUL 1720 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
61  iii.Isaac SKINNER was born 5 APR 1723 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
62  iv.Tabitha SKINNER was born 18 AUG 1725 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
63  v.Abigail SKINNER was born 18 AUG 1725 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
64  vi.Benjamin SKINNER was born 26 FEB 1727 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
65  vii.Hannah SKINNER was born 15 JUN 1730 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
66  viii.Ebenezer SKINNER was born 29 MAR 1733 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1740 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
67  ix.Jonathan SKINNER was born 12 DEC 1735 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

18.Thomas SKINNER (Abraham SKINNER2, THOMAS SKINNER1) was born DEC 1691 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 JUN 1737 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Mehitable DURANT 16 DEC 1708 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of John DURANT and Susanna. She was born 20 APR 1687 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 APR 1777 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of Thomas SKINNER and Mehitable DURANT were:
68  i.Thomas SKINNER was born in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 10 OCT 1762 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Mary NEWHALL, daughter of Samuel NEWHALL and Sarah SARGAENT. She was born 1 APR 1721 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
69  ii.Abraham SKINNER was born in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
70  iii.John SKINNER was born in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
71  iv.Joseph SKINNER was born ABT 20 SEP 1719 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
72  v.Benjamin SKINNER was born 16 OCT 1719 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 16 DEC 1727 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
73  vi.Mehitable SKINNER was born ABT 8 SEP 1723 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
74  vii.Jonathan SKINNER was born ABT 30 OCT 1726 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 NOV 1733 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
75  viii.Hannah SKINNER was born ABT 31 AUG 1729 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.


Generation No. 4

25.Ebenezer SKINNER (Ebenezer SKINNER3, THOMAS SKINNER2, THOMAS SKINNER1) was born 8 AUG 1703 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 17 OCT 1779 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah TAYLOR 17 MAR 1725 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, daughter of John TAYLOR and Sarah Abrams or Desire FULLER.
Children of Ebenezer SKINNER and Sarah TAYLOR were:
76  i.Ebenezer SKINNER was born 14 MAY 1729 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
77  ii.Mary SKINNER was born 17 MAR 1737 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.

37.MARY SKINNER (NATHANIEL SKINNER3, THOMAS SKINNER2, THOMAS SKINNER1) was born 10 JUL 1709 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 11 AUG 1780 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She was buried in Old Burying Ground Cemetery, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married JONATHAN KILBORN 20 OCT 1734 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, son of JONATHAN KILBORN and ELIZABETH. He was born 8 JAN 1707 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 14 OCT 1785 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Old Burying Ground Cemetery, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
Children of MARY SKINNER and JONATHAN KILBORN were:
+78  i.Mary KILBORN was born 10 AUG 1735 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 11 JAN 1765 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
79  ii.Jonathan KILBORN was born 19 MAR 1737 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 15 MAY 1737 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
80  iii.Lydia KILBORN was born 28 APR 1738 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 1 JUL 1738 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
81  iv.Lydia KILBORN was born 2 MAY 1739 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 21 JUN 1768 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. She married Ezra WATERMAN 29 NOV 1761 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
+82  v.JONATHAN KILBORN was born 12 APR 1742 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 4 JUN 1807 in E. Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+83  vi.David KILBORN was born 13 NOV 1744 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 6 AUG 1812 in Liberty, Sullivan Co., New York.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Did You Contribute to my Top Ten Two Years Ago?


SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 2011

Your Top Ten -- Not My Top Ten
Below is the post I did almost two years ago (see above date). Recently, I realized it is among my all-time top 10 among readers. As a matter of fact, it is #2, after my Adams surname. See my most popular posts on the sidebar, on the lower right-hand side. I thought, on this almost anniversary, it would be a good time to share it with my new readers. The contributors might get a kick out of it too.

As a little twist on the annual Top Ten most popular blogs for 2010. I've decided not to list mine but, welcome readers to post their top 10 or top 5 OF THEIR OWN posts in the comment section. There are now 18 entries, so there is lots to read, not just for now, but for when you have time in the coming weeks. I'm asking for your title and link only. If you already posted to your own list, you can do it here as well.   Bring on 2011 2013. Happy New Year everybody. (Note: My spacing might be off, but that is due to copying what was submitted.)

From Susan Petersen at Long Lost Relatives:
1. Tribute to my Mom
2. What if Your Ancestor Was an Axe Murderer
3. Success Stories: When the Pieces Come Together
4. The Bellinger Family History as Told by John William Bellinger
5. Batter Up
6. Success Story: Petersen-Jeremiasen immigration record
7. Sunday Supper - homemade ice cream
8. If You Can Read This Thank a Teacher
9. Create Your Own Genealogy Conference

From Susan at Nolichucky Roots
1.-2. Orphaned and Widowed, Part I      (continues to Part II)
3. Treasure Chest Thursday: What they kept
4. Once upon a time or Why Uncle Vasil firebombed the church
5. Thanksgiving: Our American Story



From Jo at Images Past:
What a good idea Barbara - I started my Images Past blog in August, but my favourites so far are:

Elyse Doeflinger said...
Hey Barbara! Here is the link to my top posts!  Elyses Genealogy Blog

Carol said...
OK, Barbara, I did a post for ya  Reflections From the Fence

Joan Miller said....
Thanks Barbara! Luxegen Genealogy is my blog and I would like to share some posts that brought in new cousin connections this year. Blogging does make genealogy connections!
1. My Grandmother was a Blue Tooner
2. Surname Saturday: Wilson Scotland to Canada
3. Finding the MILLER branches in New Brunswick
4. Y DNA Y NOT

Hummer (Frances) of Branching Out Through the Years submitted five blogs, and they can be seen at this link. She also mentioned Carol and me, so if you want to read that, you'll need to go here Top Favorite Posts.

Jennifer / IrishEyesJG wrote: 
Thanks for posting these. Carol suggested I add my URL. I write, On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History. This was a really nice exercise; I enjoyed revisiting these posts. My post of Most Popular Posts.

Nancy
 of My Ancestors and Me wrote:

Here are my top ten, a few of which are readers' favorites and some that were ignored by readers.

Cynthia Shenette of Heritage Zen wrote:
3. Meditation: The Strength of Ordinary Women 
4. Where They Lived: Every Address Tells a Story
5. COG 97: Researching "The Coldbrook Tragedy" (Part 1 of 4) 
6. Reflecting on My American Experience This Thanksgiving 
7. A Matter of Habit: Solving a Mystery
8. Madness Monday: The Stuff We Throw Away, and... 


Dru Pair of Find Your Folks sent her link to her Top 6 favorites

Liz of My Tapley Tree...and its Branches submitted her Top 5 favorites. 
I have a new blog: gatapleytree.blogspot.com. I just started it in November, but I've already made 39 posts!
1. Sympathy Saturday
2. A Place in Our Family
3  Wednesdays Child - Michael Edward Tapley
4. Treasure Chest
5. Wordless Wednesday

Pat O'Donnell Kuhn of Touching Family History submitted her Top 5 favorites.
1. Sundays Obituary - George C. Vanbilliard
2. SNGF - Your Very Best 2010
3. Thriller Thursday - Sad Case of Poisoning
4. Sentimental Sunday - Mom and Dad
5. Sisters

Becky Wiseman of Kinexxions submitted her Top 6 favorites.

Brenda of Journey to the Past listed her favorites.
Barbara, it looks like you have a hit with this idea! I chose my fav 5:
5. Ancestor Biography of David Watt and continued
4. Sorting out Henry Glover
3. Veteran's Day-My Father's Service
2. Hattie's Bible
1. Tombstone Tuesday-German P.O.W's