My Almost Great-Grandfather

My Almost Great-Grandfather

At the age of 17, my great-grandfather deserted the U.S. Army, packed his belongings into a rucksack and made his way by foot to Lockport, New York. He changed his name to John Gates during a stop in Ohio, married my great-grandmother in Buffalo and raised five children of his own. He didn't tell anyone--not [...]

Uriah McKellup, the Whig Representative

Uriah McKellup, the Whig Representative

Kentucky's State Capitol Building // Frankfort, Kentucky A random fact about me: although I'm currently teaching in an elementary school, I actually majored in political science and public policy in college. I have always loved politics and history--making family history the perfect fit--and I try to incorporate these topics in the examples I provide in [...]