Friday, November 21, 2014

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for November 21, 2014


NOTE: There will not be a Fab Finds post next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Fab Finds will resume on Friday, November 28, 2014. I would like to wish all of my wonderful readers a very Happy Thanksgiving!

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Free Guide to Research at the Ohio History Center by Shelley Bishop, author of A Sense of Family
  2. 10 Online Genealogy Webinars You Should Be Attending AND 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Ancestors This Thanksgiving AND Interview with OrganizeYourFamilyHistory.com by Crestleaf Blog
  3. REMINDER: 3rd Annual Share a Memory Contest by Pat Richley-Erickson, author of Dear Myrtle
  4. Family Recipe Friday – Mom’s Sticky Buns by Eileen A. Souza, author of OLD BONES GENEALOGY
  5. Identifying Early Photographs by Lorine McGinnis Schulze, author of The Olive Tree Genealogy
  6. Genealogy Learning Gap: What Topics Matter To You? by Thomas MacEntee, author of GeneaBloggers
  7. I Do Not Like This Part of Genealogy! by Valerie Hughes, author of Genealogy With Valerie
  8. And So It Begins: Why Does MY Preservation Matter? by Luckie, author of Our Georgia Roots
  9. 12 Kinds of Organizations Genealogists Should Follow on Facebook by Diane Haddad – Genealogy Insider for Family Tree Magazine Blog
  10. RootsTech, FGS, NGS Program Announcements by Ancestry Insider, author of The Ancestry Insider
  11. Thanksgiving Recipe: Turkey Dressing by Vera Marie Badertscher, author of Ancestors in Aprons
  12. David Archuleta and Studio C to appear at #RootsTech 2015 Closing Event by James Tanner, author of Genealogy's Star
  13. Looking For a Needle In a H√łystakk* by Mary Perkinson Nelson, author of Celebrating Family Stories
  14. Chiapas, Mexico Online Genealogy Resources by Moises Garza, author of Mexican Genealogy
  15. Tuesday's Tip: Was one of your ancestors admitted to The King's Inns? by Jennifer, author of 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History
  16. When Motivation Has Stalled . . . by Nancy, author of My Ancestors and Me
  17. Family Recipe Friday: Cleo Clemmon's Custard Pie by Pam, author of Our Own History
  18. EVER HAD ONE OF THOSE “SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD” MOMENTS IN YOUR RESEARCH? by Diane Gould Hall, author of MICHIGAN FAMILY TRAILS
  19. What’s your biggest organizing challenge? by Janine Adams, author of Organize Your Family History

Some articles regarding the latest developments about AncestryDNA
  1. AncestryDNA Launches “DNA Circles” by Thomas MacEntee, author of GeneaBloggers
  2. Ancestry’s Better Mousetrap – DNA Circles by Roberta Estes, author of DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy
  3. Goodbye False Positives! AncestryDNA Updates its Matching Algorithm by Blaine Bettinger, author of THE GENETIC GENEALOGIST
  4. Changes at AncestryDNA by Judy G. Russell, author of The Legal Genealogist
  5. New AncestryDNA Technology Powers New Kinds of Discoveries by Anna Swayne for Ancestry.com Blog

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small -

This week's "May I Introduce To You" Interview

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed Them….My Contributions to the Blogosphere This Week

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog
Grandpa's Postcards
Jana's Place

Thanks for reading!


© 2014 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

Monday, November 17, 2014

52 Ancestors: #46 ~ "Child" Waterman

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.

Waterman Family Tree Logo Museum Mat
Over the past several weeks, I've been introducing you to the children of my 4th great-grandparents, Dr. Luther L. Waterman and Phebe Barker. One of their nine children passed away before reaching adulthood.

Unfortunately, I don't even know the name of this child, or when he or she was born. I say "he or she" because I don't know if this child was a boy or a girl. He or she was only listed as "Child" in the book Waterman Family, Descendants of Robert Waterman, Volume 1 by Donald Lines Jacobus.1


Even though I don't know much about this little child, he or she deserves to be remembered just as much as the other children of Luther and Phebe Waterman. And so, here's what I know about the little Waterman child known as "Child" Waterman in my family tree.

This little child is listed along with the other children of Luther and Phebe Waterman on page 297 in Volume 1 of Mr. Jacobus' book about my Waterman family as follows.

  1. Samuel, b. 4 Apr. 1778; d. 28 May 1857.
  2. Erastus, b. 6 May 1780; d. 13 Apr. 1859.
  3. Child, d. at Franklin, Conn., in 1784.
  4. Jerusha, b. 8 June 1786; d. 1 June 1867.
  5. Phebe, b. 22 Jan. 1789.
  6. Asher, b. 26 Oct. 1791; d. 19 Jan. 1785.
  7. Eusebius B.
  8. David B., b. abt. 17 mar. 1798; d. 3 Mar. 1851.
  9. Lucinda, b. abt 1803.
You can see "Child" Waterman listed as number 3, stating that he/she passed away in Franklin, Connecticut sometime in 1784.

I also found the following record on Ancestry.com. It's a page from Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 for Franklin, Connecticut.2

The entry near the bottom shows a record of death for one of Luther Waterman's children. The child died in 1784. Unfortunately, this record doesn't indicate whether this child was a male or female or when he/she was born.




This is cropped from the page above.



I went back a few pages in the record on Ancestry.com and found the title page. Here is a cropped portion showing the title of the record.



Perhaps someday I'll be able to find information regarding the birthdate for this little child and whether the child was a male or female.

Thanks for reading!


© 2014 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved


1 Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Edgar Francis Waterman. The Waterman Family. Vol. 1. New Haven, CT: E.F. Waterman, 1939. 297. Print.
2 Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 2013. Volume 36. Page 4. Franklin, Connecticut. Pautipaug Hill Congregational Church. Original data: Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for November 14, 2014

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Note: As you read through today's Fab Finds list, you may notice that I have not included any of the wonderful Veterans Day posts that were shared this week. There were so many of them that it would have been difficult to choose which ones to include here. Rather than including some and excluding others, I decided not to include any of them. I actually began to include each one I came across, but if I listed all of them here, this post would have just been way too long. Hopefully you've been able to read the wonderful Veterans Day posts this week via the blog reader service of your choice. Thank you to all who paid tribute to military veterans this past week.

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Are You in the “Space of I Don’t Know”? My Success in Confirming Family Stories by Thomas MacEntee, author of GeneaBloggers
  2. 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: The Sequel? by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small
  3. Frustrations over DNA test results by Pat Richley-Erickson, author of Dear Myrtle
  4. Speaking of houses by Debi Austen, author of Who Knew?
  5. Do You Remember---Travelin in the Wagon by Michelle Ganus Taggart, author of A Southern Sleuth
  6. Facebook for Canadian genealogy by Gail Dever, author of Genealogy à la carte
  7. Six Reasons to Blog about Your Ancestors by Legacy Family Tree News
  8. Missouri State Fair 1968 by Valerie Hughes, author of Genealogy With Valerie
  9. Natural disasters and genealogy by Andrew Krea for Vita Brevis Blog
  10. DocSouth: helping overcome challenges by Judy G. Russell, author of The Legal Genealogist
  11. Oaxaca, Mexico Online Genealogy Resources by Moises Garza, author of Mexican Genealogy
  12. Holiday Cookbook Contest: Send us your recipes! by Emma for MyHeritage Blog
  13. Hello, Instagram! by Janet Hovorka, author of The Chart Chick
  14. Legacy’s User ID field by Michele Simmons Lewis, author of Ancestoring
  15. The Daily 10 Genealogy Things You Need To Know Is Coming Back AND A New Single Surname Society Has Been Launched by Caroline Pointer, author of 4YourFamilyStory.com
  16. 120 Years of Pioneering Genealogy by Logan Steele for FamilySearch Blog
  17. Researching the Forgotten Side of Your Family Tree by Diane Hewson for Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration
  18. Find my family village. Hold your genealogy horses! by lostrussianfamily, author of Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family
  19. Quick tip – List of Newspaper Archives by YVETTE HOITINK, author of DUTCH GENEALOGY
  20. A Very Special Holiday Boot Camp! Saturday 29 November 2014 by Thomas MacEntee, author of Hack Genealogy
  21. Search for Old Addresses, Not Just Names by Joanne Cowden, author of Researching Relatives
  22. Fabulous Tip of the Day – Facebook Groups by BernfeldFamily, author of Bernfeld Family of Galicia & More

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small -

This week's "May I Introduce To You" Interview

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed Them….My Contributions to the Blogosphere This Week

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog
Grandpa's Postcards
Jana's Place

Thanks for reading!


© 2014 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Tribute ~ 2014

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Joseph Ambrose
86-year-old World War I Veteran
Photo taken in 1982
Wikimedia Commons

Happy Veterans Day!

I'd like to thank all of the brave and selfless men and women who have served or are currently serving in the military to preserve the freedoms we all enjoy. And thank you to their families for their sacrifice as well.

I've written quite a few blog posts about some of the military veterans in my family tree. In last year's Veterans Day post, I shared links to these blog posts, but I've written more since then. So I'm sharing an updated list today.

Some of the blog posts I'm sharing today may not be military-related, but instead may tell more about the lives of the veterans. Also, the posts may not necessarily have the name of my military veteran ancestors in the titles. Instead, these blog posts may contain military-related information such as pension file pages, etc.

This isn't a complete list of military veterans in my family tree. I haven't written yet about some who've served and I may be unaware of the service of others at this time.

Revolutionary War


War of 1812

Civil War

Korean War

Thanks for reading!


© 2014 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

Monday, November 10, 2014

52 Ancestors: #45 ~ Another David Bassett Waterman

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.


In September, I shared a 52 Ancestors post about my 5th great-grandfather, David Bassett Waterman. Today, I'd like to introduce you to another David Bassett Waterman in my family tree. I actually have four David Bassett Waterman's in my family tree!

The David Bassett Waterman I'm introducing you today is my 3rd great-granduncle and son of my 4th great-grandparents, Dr. Luther L. Waterman and Phebe Barker. Luther's father was the David Bassett Waterman I mentioned at the beginning of this post.

Ya, it can get confusing. Perhaps this small descendancy chart will help.

David Bassett Waterman Diagram 14pt 3
From now on in this post, I'll be referring to Luther's son David, and not to my 5th great-grandfather.

David Bassett Waterman was born on 17 Mar 1798 in New York. He married Maria Frederica Eckhart on 19 August 1827 in Athens County, Ohio. Maria was born around 1805 in Munich, Germany to her parents John Jacob Echkart and Mary Fein.

David and Maria were the parents of seven daughters.

  1. Mary Maria Waterman (1827-?)
  2. Martha Anne Waterman (1833-1910)
  3. Amelia  Melissa Waterman (1837-?)
  4. Josephine Lovina Waterman (1837-1911)
  5. Louisa Lucette Waterman (1839-1907)
  6. Lucinda Emily Waterman (1842-1898)
  7. Phebe Hannah Waterman (1846-?)
I found some interesting information about David Bassett Waterman in the book Waterman Family, Descendants of Robert Waterman, Volume 1 by Donald Lines Jacobus.1

On pages 567-568 is the following:

From an old family account: "David Bassit Waterman, named Bassit for Captain Bassit, an ancestor that was killed on board his ship by pirates. He married Maria Fredericka Eckhart. Of this union seven children were born. Seven girls, namely, Mary, Martha, Amelia, Mellissa, Josephine Lovina, Louisa Lucetta, Lucinda Emily, Phoebe Hannah, named Hannah for a great aunt, Hannah Brewster.* They were strict Methodists and always the M. E. preachers made their home with them during the quarterly meetings and revival meetings, the church house being on their farm very near to their dwelling house. The children listened to a great deal of witty talk and many college stories from these divines, as well as much praying and reading of the Bible. The mistress of the house was handsome, humble, dignified, and reserved, as well as a good cook, and hospitality was a characteristic of both master and mistress of the place."
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* Her great-aunt was Hannah Barker; but the Barkers had Mayflower ancestry.
I'm so thankful that Donald Lines Jacobus researched and wrote about my Waterman ancestors. I've been able to find some wonderful and interesting genealogical treasures in these books.

David Bassett Waterman passed away on 3 March 1851 in Coolville, Athens, Ohio. He was almost 53 years of age at the time of his death. He was buried in the Bethel Cemetery, which is located in Coolville, Athens County, Ohio.

Thanks for reading!

© 2014 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved
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1 Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Edgar Francis Waterman. The Waterman Family. Vol. 1. New Haven, CT: E.F. Waterman, 1939. 567-568. Print.

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