The Bearded Bonds

The Bearded Bonds

Pleasant & Sally (Hawkins) Bond with daughter-in-law, Margaret, & grandson, Jesse This week's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompt is "Bearded," and I immediately thought of the Bond family from Wayne County, Indiana. I've shared the family's story on the blog before: Sally (Hawkins) Bond, Betsy (Hawkins) Harold and Rebekah (Roberts) Hawkins were the matriarchs [...]

Three Madonnas of the Trail

Three Madonnas of the Trail

In the late 1920s, the Daughters of the American Revolution commissioned the design, casting and placement of twelve memorials commemorating "the pioneer mothers of the covered wagon days." The monuments were designed by Arlene B. Nichols Moss who, inspired by a statue of Sacajawea in Portland, created plans for a series of ten-foot-tall statues of [...]