Category Archives: Darling

2nd Great-Grandaunt – Deidamia Darling (1813-?)

Following the children sometimes is the key. By Don Taylor This week I looked at the life of Deidamia Darling. She is the daughter of Abner Darling (1780-1839) and Sally Ann Munsell (1784-?). Through researching Deidamia, I learned that Sally Ann … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Census Taker is Wrong & Andrew Martin Darling

Sometimes the Census Taker is Wrong By Don Taylor I’ve been having many roadblocks in my Abner Darling (1780-1839) research. Enough so that I decided to take a step back and look at Abner Darling’s descendants much more closely. The first … Continue reading

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The name is different but the same.

Darling/Huber/Trumpi Line By Don Taylor The mother of great-grand uncle Ernest Lorraine Trumpy [Trümpi] has long been a question. His father, Bernard Trümpi has long been known, but his mother has been something of a mystery. You see, family oral … Continue reading

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Margaret Lambe’s Prayer Book

Mini-Review of CamScanner Treasure Chest Thursday Darling/McAllister/Lambe By Don Taylor I love software that helps digitize documents nicely. Some time ago I added CamScanner by INTSIG Information Co., Ltd to my phone. It allows a person to take a photo … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Probate Record for Timothy Munsell

Anamnesis Monday Transcripts by Don Taylor Probate records are wonderful when you can find them as they provide so much detail and texture about an individual’s life.  I just loved learning that Timothy Munsell‘s family spent a dollar (6 shillings) for … Continue reading

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A Dollar for Spirits? – Timothy Munsell (1745-1798)

Howell-Darling-2017 Research Darling/Munsell Line By Don Taylor I have often wonder how money worked in the post-colonial period.  I know originally there were 20 shillings in a pound, but the old pounds and shillings worked in comparison with dollars. I’ve … Continue reading

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