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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.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Sights -- Lowell, Massachusetts #1

Boarding House Park, Lowell, Massachusetts







Central Street, Lowell, Massachusetts

Frances Maria Cox Adams -- Obituary

November 1, 1923 - AGE 95 (handwritten)

Mrs. John Quincy Adams

The death of Mrs. Adams occurred
at her home on South Academy St., on
Wednesday afternoon at two o'
clock from the infirmities of age.
Frances Maria Cox, was the daughter
of John and Phebe Arnold Cox. pi-
oneers to this town from Vermont,
who came by way of the Erie canal
in 1827. She was born January 11,
1823, in the house now occupied by
Mr. Rowley. She attended a private
school which was conducted where
Mrs. Cynthia Lewis now resides and
later a school in the little brick
house across the way, now occupied
by Mrs. Rapp. After her school days
she went to East Bloomfield where
she learned the tailoring trade. She
was united in marriage November 8,
1859 with John Quincy Adams of
West Middlebury, Rev. H. C. Crane,
pastor of the West Middlebury
church at that time performing the
ceremony. Only eight days from the
64th wedding anniversary. They
began keeping house on the farm a-
bout three miles west of the town
and forty years of their life was
spent there. Mr. and Mrs. Adams
were prominent members of the West
Middlebury church and have never
severed their membership. about
twenty-five years ago their farm
houses burned and they came to Wyo-
ming where they have since resided
Mrs. Adams was the last of her fam-
ily of four brothers and three sis-
ters beside the last of her genera-
tion.

Mrs. Adams is survived by her
husband, two daughters, Mrs. Eu-
gene Jones, of Utica, N. Y., and Mrs.
Hattie Blatchford of Wyoming; also
nine grandchildren and ten great-
grandchildren.

The funeral services were held
from her late home on Saturday af-
ternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. F.
J. Malzard of the United Churches of-
ficiating. The burial was in the
Wyoming cemetery.


Obituary from Jennielee Fox.
Wife to John Quincy Adams, my first cousin, 4 times removed.