I am so excited that I found a photo of this woman! This is Eleanor Allen, who married John Frederick Schrepel in 1865. I am their descendant. She was a Mormon Pioneer and part of the Martin Handcart company that walked 1200 miles from Iowa to Salt Lake City Utah and nearly didn't survive! Eleanor's … Continue reading Eleanor Allen Schrepel-From Ireland to the Mormon Promised Land
The formatting would not save correctly so I'm linking to the PDF here: Descendants of Daniel and Eliz Willis. Please email me if you have additions to this list. Thanks! .
Updated 11/2016, see below. Many people have seen the 1850 Crawford County Missouri census with "my" Elizabeth Gibson and her three children (Hannah Parilee, Joseph Kelly and Willa Ann Gibson) living with Demarcus and MaryAnn Blevins Walker, and many have just assumed she was their grown daughter. But we can't make that assumption, especially because … Continue reading The Case for Elizabeth Gibson Being Daughter of Demarcus and MaryAnn Walker
I thought of this name a few years ago. It was the title of a piece of writing that I never published anywhere. Some pertinent information has changed, so I need a major re-write on it, but the gist of the story is this. In 2002 I had a horrible year. Everything that was lose-able, … Continue reading Why “Finding Grandmothers”?