Hawkins Imprisoned for Refusal to Bear Arms

Hawkins Imprisoned for Refusal to Bear Arms

Last year, I went on a road trip to discover more about my Quaker roots; what I found was much more than I could have imagined. An initial search for my 4th great-grandmother, Sally Bond, led me to the Hawkins clan of Wayne County, Indiana, a prominent Quaker family with connections to the Welcome and [...]

Photos Through the Generations

Photos Through the Generations

I've scanned dozens and dozens of boxes of family photos over the years--most of which belong to my grandfather, an only child and the last member of our Kuznicki line--but I've never paused to consider how many photos I have for each line of my family tree. Randy Seaver--the writer and genealogist behind Genea-Musings--asks us [...]

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 [...]