Click on the link, then enlarge on your screen. Grandma’s mother had some colorful people in her tree, including the pirate Thomas Baxter, the scandalous Quaker Herodias Long, and the Brooklyn landowner Wolffaert Gerritsz Van Kouwenhoven. Can’t wait to write about them.
John Magoun Pearson family tree
Click to embiggen, then enlarge on your screen. This tree is pretty complete on both sides and goes back 11 generations. Most of the fancy ancestors are courtesy of Mary Lord Hosford, wife of Jonathan Pearson.
Lyman Colt Josephs family tree
This is an 11-generation tree. You’ll need to click on the link, then enlarge the image on your screen to move around the tree.
Alice Vernon Wilson family tree
Click on the link to embiggen, then enlarge your screen picture to scroll around the tree. This is actually the family tree of Alice’s mother, Mary Jane Mathews, because we know so little about her father, Hugh Wilson.
Back in the archives
Dear Josephs People,
I’m back in the archives. Seven years of research has yielded some amazing finds, mountains of tidbits, and great stories about our family. My biggest challenge for a while has been putting it in readable form. So far I’ve made three false starts, organizing the material chronologically, then by region, and then by the ship they came in on. All three approaches died of unnecessary complication. Abandoned manuscripts litter my computer. Charts spill out of drawers. Books have colonized my office, multiplying in the night. (And I’m not even counting the e-books).[...]