Tag Archives: Ida Barber

Mitochondrial DNA Ancestors – Sarah H Blackhurst Barber (1847-1929)

Mitochondrial DNA ancestors By – Don Taylor  Sarah Blackhurst Barber is a particularly special ancestor for me. First, she is my most recent immigrant ancestor.  Second, she is a mitochondrial ancestor. That is to say, I carry her mitochondrial DNA … Continue reading

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Searching for the death records for Frank Barber

Franklin E Barber (1836-1917) 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 4 Intro Sometimes learning a key bit of information about an ancestor can be complicated.  In the 1910 Census, Franklin’s wife, Sarah, indicates that she is a widow. Also, … Continue reading

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Walls – Paper or Brick | John Montran – (b-186?/7? – d. Bef 1911) – BM-14

Walls – Paper or Brick? Rice Paper WallsPhoto by Matt Litt via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) We all have our genealogical walls. Often, we don’t know if a particular wall is a brick wall or a paper wall. It might be a … Continue reading

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John Montran (c. 1874-bef.1911)

52 Ancestors # 14 – John Montran (c1874-bef. 1911) John Montran is the most mysterious of my ancestors.  My grandmother, Madonna, never spoke of him and I didn’t have the where-with-all to ask her about him before she passed over. … Continue reading

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Bio – Ida Mae Barber (1874-1953)

52 Ancestors #11 – Ida Mae Barber (Montran) (Fisher) (Holdsworth) (Knight) (1874-1953) When I decided to look at Ida Mae’s life I realized that my source work regarding Ida Mae was woefully inadequate.  Most of the work I did regarding … Continue reading

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Bio – Harvey Watson Knight

Biography – Harvey Watson Knight Harvey Watson Knight was the fourth husband of my great-grandmother, Ida Barber. He was born on 4 March 1873 in Canada as the third child of Harvey Milton and Mary F. Harsen Knight. He immigrated … Continue reading

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