And, Subtitled: “Let us now praise famous women, and our mothers that begat us”
In a few days, I’ll resume my project of following family lines down from the earliest proven ancestor in my Brooks family, Mary Brooks, who died testate in Frederick County, Virginia, in 1787, and whose maiden surname I don’t know, as I also don’t know the given name of her Brooks husband. In the series on which I’m now working, I’m following the children of Mary’s son Thomas Brooks (abt. 1747 – 1805), who died testate in Wythe County, Virginia, and who is my ancestor. I’ve just completed a series on Thomas’s oldest son James Brooks and wife Nancy Isbell, which began with this posting. My next series will track the line of Thomas Brooks’s daughter Margaret (1772 – 1857), who married Joseph Day, son of Joseph Day and Catherine Yarnall, about 1792.
Or, Subtitled: “This practical nurse, ‘Angie Robinson,’ in P.B. is fine — Eura her 157th baby”
Yesterday, I posted about my current family history obsession: I’ve been going through collections of old photos kept by family members no longer living, photos that have ended up with me, and I’m trying to identify as many of the people in these photos as I can. As I mentioned in my posting yesterday, I’m classifying different groups of photos as “gatherings” that I can now begin identifying by groups, when previously many of them had been jumbled together.
I’m going to take a short break from my current project of chronicling family lines descending from Thomas Brooks (abt. 1745 – 1805) and wife Margaret (probably Beaumont/Beamon) of Frederick and Wythe Counties, Virginia, to talk about another project on which I’ve recently been working. It’s a genealogical project that involves sorting through old family photos, unidentified ones, and trying to use clues provided on those photos to identify the unknown persons in the photos.