I’ve written a blog about each of the direct ancestors of my grandmother, Ethel Annie Evison Eichenberger.
(click on each name to go to their blog):
- William St. Thomas Evison and Fanny Finch and The Mysterious Journey of Fannie Finch
- William Evison and Ellen Wickham
- William St. Thomas Evison and Lucy Frost
- Alfred Wickham and Nancy Maria Ashley and Alfred Wickham and Matilda Allen
- Jonathan and Hannah Wickham
- Alden Ashley and Rheuamy Green
- Joseph Finch Jr. and Mary Anne Fillmore
- Joseph Finch Sr. and Hannah Pillborough
- George Fillmore and Mary Ann Beadle
- Richard Fillmore and Frances “Fanny” Fillmore
I’ve traced my Ashley ancestors back a few more generations:
- Noah Ashley and Rebecca Reynolds
- Jethro Ashley and Elizabeth Holmes
- Joseph Ashley and Elizabeth Percival
I’ve done a lot of research about the brothers and sisters of my direct ancestors and their descendants. And I discovered that, by doing that, you can find out a lot of information about the family tree that you wouldn’t otherwise know.
As well, I’ve learned that taking the time to document the lives of the siblings of your ancestors and their families results in many more “connections” to distant cousins that wouldn’t have happened in any other way. Those connections lead to sharing of information and photographs and family stories that have helped me to tell a more complete story about my family.
So it makes sense now to write about the siblings of my grandmother’s direct ancestors.
But first, a blog about my grandmother’s sister, Dorothea Gertude Evison Rickett.