Monthly Archives: July 2018

Ancestor Sketch – Deborah Buel Maben

Brown/Sanford/Parsons/Maben Line 52 Ancestors – Week 2018-29 By Don Taylor Like many of my ancestors, Deborah Buel Maben, was a pioneer wife. She was born, raised, and married in eastern New York (Greene County). After she married she headed west … Continue reading

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Searching for Patience Marshall’s Father

I have a little brick wall because I am seeking to understand who Patience Marshall’s father is. Sometimes, you need to jump over a wall and work on it from the other side to bust it down. My process is … Continue reading

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Schools I’ve Attended – Chapman College & Chaminade

My Life Those Places Thursday By Don Taylor Life aboard the Kitty Hawk didn’t support taking college courses very well. While at sea, my group typically worked 12 and 12. The birthing compartments really didn’t have anything that could be … Continue reading

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Peter Howell, Wild Man & Eccentric Minister by “Divine Permission”

Indeed, Madonna Montran’s vaudeville career is very interesting to follow. In my wife’s family tree, Peter M. Howell is probably the most interesting of her direct ancestors. Peter was a “Wandering Missionary” who preached throughout Virginia, North Carolina, and South … Continue reading

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Price – Surname Saturday

Howell Research Howell/Hobbs/Long/Bryan/Price Line By Don Taylor Origin The surname Price originated in Wales. It is a corruption of the name Ap-rhys, meaning ‘son of Rhys’. The first name “Rhys” is thought to derive from the Old Welsh, meaning ‘ardour’[i]. … Continue reading

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