Sarah (JOHNSON) KUHN: “Mum” – Harvesting Photos – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 31)

Sarah (JOHNSON) KUHN: “Mum” – Harvesting Photos – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 31)

Sarah JOHNSON was my matrilineal great-great-grandmother. I have found or heard so much about her that I could probably write this story half asleep with my eyes closed. Yet, I wish I knew more.

Birth and Early Childhood

Sarah was born to Thomas and Rachel (JOHNSON) JOHNSON who were distantly related through several endogamous Quaker lines. Presuming the family resided on the land of Thomas’ parents, Sarah was born in Iredell County, North Carolina, on the north side of Hunting Creek. Continue reading

Too Young to Marry: Sarah A (TAGUE) VAN DUYN – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 29)

My 2nd great grandmother, Sarah A. (TAGUE) VAN DUYN died of a stroke (cerebral hemorrhage) in Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana, on Valentine’s Day of 1935. She was 79 years, 9 months, and 15 days old. Continue reading

Cousin Bait: Moses WILSON or Moses WILLSON

I’m doing what in the genealogy community we call “cousin fishing” or putting out “cousin bait.”

It is probable that I descend from a Moses Wilson. Still working on that, and this article is not about what I know (or don’t know) regarding that Moses Wilson. Continue reading

Did Thomas JOHNSON Disinherit His Daughter Sarah? – Ancestors 62 and 31

This is one of a group of articles tagged “The Massa Theory”. It analyzes two statements from “The End of the Trail: The Saga of the ‘Coon’ Indian Heritage,” by Bill and Jane Wilson, and Mary M. Van Duyn Overton, 3 February 1997.

You will find some articles on the blog Coon Genealogy, with some duplication on this blog.

In this article, I will be analyzing two statements that are presented as fact Continue reading

Isaac VAN DUYN (1822-1903) – Willing to Fight, Lost His Sight – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 56)

Isaac VAN DUYN (1822-1903) – Willing to Fight, Lost His Sight – 52 Ancestors

Isaac VAN DUYN was born on 15 May 1822 in Ohio.1,2 Many undocumented family trees say he was born in Belmont County, Ohio, although I have yet to find credible evidence of this. Some trees say his parents are Isaac and Anna (DAVIS) VAN DUYN. I have no credible evidence of this yet, either. Continue reading