Category Archives: Research

Research into the four family Lines, Roberts, Brown, Howell, and Darling.

Margaret Lambe’s Bible

Treasure Chest Thursday Darling/McAllister/Lambe By Don Taylor My wife and I recently visited her mother. During the visit, our conversations revealed that there was an old Bible that my wife’s great-great-grandmother, Margaret Mary (Lambe) McAllister, was gifted with. The Bible … Continue reading

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DNA – Glennis’ Paternal Search – Part 7

Following Morgan/Morgan/Morgan/Davis By Don Taylor In the search to find the biological father of my sister Glennis, I am continuing to develop a tree of the descendants of Francis and Fannie (McGregor) Morgan of Pleasants County, West Virginia. Francis and … Continue reading

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Schools I’ve Attended – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

My Life Those Places Thursday By Don Taylor Parkview Elementary, Fridley, Anoka County, Minnesota In August 1958, we moved from Anoka to Fridley into a tiny little house on NE 2nd Street. At the time the address was 5853, however, … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Thelma M. Montran Babcock – Poet

Montran Project 52 Ancestors – Week 192 By Don Taylor Now, I go off on a speculative tangent. It is my assertion that my great grandfather, John Montran who married Ida Mae Barber is the same individual as John Foster … Continue reading

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Darling – Surname Saturday

Darling Surname Saturday By Don Taylor According to Forebears, dyrling was an “Old English term used to denote the young noble of a house, perhaps exclusively the eldest son, on whom all expectations rested.” Later it became a family name[i].  … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Elishaba Smith

52 Ancestors – Week 191 By Don Taylor Elishaba Smith was born, lived her entire life, and died in New London County, Connecticut. What makes that statement so odd and what provided such a source for learning for me was … Continue reading

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DNA Match leads to 3rd Great’s

Autosomal DNA Brown/Manning/Fannin Line By Don Taylor On 23 and Me, I contacted a cousin I’ll call “JK.” The individual shared 1.34% of his DNA with my mother and .77% of his DNA with me. He also shared .91% of … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Nimrod Lister (c. 1826-c. 1900)

52 Ancestors – Week 187 By Don Taylor Nimrod, an Old Testament character who was the great-grandson of Noah, is a fairly unusual name, so I figured I’d be able to follow him easily – No such luck. I found … Continue reading

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J. D. Howell – Beulaville Minister 1917 & 1918

Howell-Darling Research Howell Line “Pete” Howell was born in Limestone Township, Duplin County, North Carolina on 10 Oct 1918. At the time of his birth, we know that his father, James Dallas (J.D.) Howell was a minister in Beulaville. (Beulaville … Continue reading

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Drexl Project – Ursula Eggert (1860-1946)

Ancestor Biography – Ursula Eggert (1860-1946) By Don Taylor The mother of thirteen, Ursula Eggert Drexl immigrated from Germany with her husband and children in 1884. Her youngest child died on the ship during the crossing. She worked as a … Continue reading

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