This week's family photo...
Margaret (Johnson) Gritton Last Halloween, I shared the story of George Amos Gritton, the coroner--and, eventually, treasurer--of Amador County, California. He was born on February 4, 1852 in Henderson, Illinois to George Amos Gritton, Sr., and Lucy Nation, and at the age of 18, he set out west to follow the California Gold Rush. That's [...]
"Indentured Servants in Colonial America" // FamilyTree According to family legend, the first Nation ancestor to settle in America--John Nation of Rowan County, North Carolina, my 8th great-grandfather--was kidnapped as a young boy in England and brought to New Jersey as an indentured servant. It is much more likely, though, that John Nation entered into [...]
This week's 52 Ancestors prompt is "Winter," and it immediately reminded me of a photo I received from a Bond family cousin years ago. In the photo, the ground is covered in a blanket of snow, and wagon tracks and horses' hoof prints lead to a white farmhouse down the road. The photo is titled, [...]