TSGS Cruiser Blog

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Found Another Cousin!

Discovered another cousin...
a double cousin. It is always a pleasure to find cousins, especially ones interested in family history. This one is kind of special because he is also interested in SAR; in fact, he is a member of the Ohio Valley SAR Chapter as one of our very newest members. After Bart Burke was inducted as a new member at our recent chapter meeting, we were causually talking and he mentioned that he had some West ancestors from Christian Co., KY. Note that there are a whole lot of West families that are almost everywhere... many, many are not related as proven by y-DNA results. We have learned that Bart is a direct descendant of Thomas West, Jr. (my SAR patriot), but he also is a decendant of Joseph Phipps and Margaret Woodis, his wife... I am descended from them, as well.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Interesting Thanksgiving Chart

I found this chart on the Internet, but I forgot to save where it came from.  It is a very graphic view of the tragic lives of these first settlers in America in just a year or two.  They must have been remarkable people to be thankful after so many that had died.  We often take our good fortune to live in today's world for granted. The photo was a little blurred, but click on it to get a larger image.

 - Posted by Indiana Bones