Tag Archives: Cumberland County

Ancestor Sketch – Samuel Pankey

Howell Research Howell-Pankey Line By Don Taylor Review What I think I know. Samuel was born in 1738 in Manakin Town, Goochland County, Virginia Colony[i]. Samuel married Betsey Kinsey Binford in 1759 in Henrico County, Virginia Colony[ii]. Samuel’s son, Philip … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Mary (Washburn) Blanchard

Ancestor Sketch – Mary S. [A.[i]] Washburn Blanchard/Utterstrom Project Blanchard-Washburn Line By Don Taylor Mary (Washburn) Blanchard had one of the saddest lives I’ve ever encountered. Her birth and childhood are unknown. She married a farmer so poor he needed … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Albion Blanchard

Blanchard Line By Don Taylor Albion Blanchard’s short life was clearly difficult. His mother died when he was young and he, and his only daughter, died when he was only 34 years old. Blanchard Project – Ancestor #16 List of … Continue reading

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Edith Soule – One of Three

Photo Friday By Don Taylor This was a frustrating week for my Photo Identification Project. The first photo I looked at says “Edith Soule” on the back. No other information except that H. M. Smith Photography at 478 Congress Street, … Continue reading

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Searching for the Blanchard arrival in Maine.

[Sometimes you just have to skip a generation in your research to find the answer to the question.  If you do so, it is important to have a clear reason and a clear explanation of how any why you skipped … Continue reading

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