Category Archives: Ancestor Sketch

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

Reuben Fugate’s marriage to Katherine Smallwood

After learning that Pocahontas might be my 12th great-grandmother, I feel pursuing that part of my Brown ancestry should be a top priority. Further review of my tree and the proposed tree does have a potential error in either my … Continue reading

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Memories – City Council Candidate

My LifeThose Places ThursdayCoon Rapids, MN By Don Taylor In the 1980s, I lived in Coon Rapids. Quickly, I became very involved with the city government. I was appointed to City’s Economic Development Commission. It fit very well with my … Continue reading

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Famous Ancestor – Pocahontas?

Brown-Mannin-Fugate-Martin-Pettus-Native American LineBy Don Taylor Having an account with Family Search and paying attention to the various notifications they generate can be fun. Every once in a while, I’ll receive a notice from FamilySearch and learn something fascinating. In this … Continue reading

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Charlotte Montran – In the News

Montran MondayBy Don Taylor This week for Montran Monday[i], I found the following article from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY) – 7 Jun 1933 via Midweek Junior Eagle If you are planning a trip in the near future, do … Continue reading

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Dürst/Durst – Surname Saturday

Darling-Huber-Trümpi-Dürst LineBy Don Taylor Name Origin[i] Family Search and Ancestry indicate Dürst is a nickname from Middle High German turst ‘boldness’ or durst ‘thirst and that Durst is just a variation of the name. Geographical In World: Forebears indicates that … Continue reading

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