Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, Doctor, lawyer, Indian Chief--that's the first line from one of my childhood jump rope rhymes. I thought it appropriate for opening this post that connects farmers, merchants, lawyers, sailors, a kidnapper, and even a President, Indian Chief, and an Indian Princess who became famous for her peacekeeping powers … Continue reading Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, Doctor, lawyer, Indian Chief!
On April 28 in 1788, Maryland became the 7th state admitted to the United States. During our nation’s first census in 1790, Maryland’s population numbered 319,728. By the 1790 Census the United States had expanded to 13 states and its total population was just under 4 million (3,929,214). The Census Bureau estimates and projections program … Continue reading Honoring My Home State on Maryland’s 228th Anniversary
Since its founding in 1845, the New England Historic Genealogical Society has been helping its members to research, record, and tell their own unique family stories. The following story was published in the American Ancestor Magazine in April 1986 and lends yet another perspective into my southern ancestry. I have added some sketches, pictures, maps, … Continue reading More Perspectives Into Our Southern Ancestry
Oral History Interview American Studies Class – 1993 the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus By Student, Jennifer L. Dickinson About the Interviewees Frank Burton and Norma Florence (Ford) Boling [my maternal grandparents] are in their mid-60's. Frank is a retired Federal Government Employee—a pressman by trade. [Born in the mid-1920’s, and married in their teens], … Continue reading Revisiting a 20-Year-Old Oral History from Frank and Norma Boling
William Frazier TAYLOR, Jr. William Frazier Taylor, Jr., was my great grand uncle and brother to my paternal great-grandmother, Lottie L. Taylor Chambers. (It's uncanny, my brother John's son, Matthew Burton Boling, four generations later, is the spitting image of William as he appeared in the image on the left.) When William was born on … Continue reading The Taylor’s of Culpeper, Virginia (1877-1945)
According to my recent DNA tests, my ancestors starting in the early 1600's came primarily from the countries within the blue highlighted British Isles (85%) and 12% came from the countries that make up Eastern Europe. So, how does my ancestors' immigration to America compare overtime to today's existing foreign-born population in America? If we … Continue reading What’s All The Buzz About Immigration Reform?
Culture & Identity/Arts and Artists: February 4, 2013 And this is my other family...Chesapeake Church, Huntingtown, MD For more of Chesapeake Church visit: You Tube