Archive for July, 2009

Sanderson Addition

Sanderson Addition

Yesterday and today I was working on the Sanderson Story. I added a narrative of William Sanderson, Sr. and his cotton plantation in Helena Arkansas. If you would like to read more the story can be found here.

I also started to add cemetery photos to the gallery section of the site. I haven’t quite figured out how I want them organized yet, so they may change a bit over the next few days.

Fanny Driscoll

Fanny Driscoll

We have a poetess in the family! Today I added about 80-90 poems written by Fanny Driscoll, daughter of Daniel O’Driscoll. Some of the poems are duplicated only to show that some were published many years apart and in different publications. Fanny wrote poetry that was published in a number of newspapers around the world.

I still have to format some of the descriptions on the poems, but have made the poems live anyway. Many have a sadness to them. One wonders if Fanny was a sad lady or if the mood of the poems was an assignment by her editor. It will be interesting to match the dates of the poems to the events of her life.

Pierce Genealogy

Pierce Genealogy

Today I was working on additional genealogy for the Peirce family. I did not go into a lot of detail for the first six generations in America. I will add additional information on these generations at a later time. My next step will be to document some of the fascinating stories that Nancy has given me including, Hazelcot “Castle” in Northern Indiana, the Laundry business in Wisconsin and New Orleans and the man who married his first cousin-in-law once removed.

I also added a new section called Places of Interest which will be where we will describe the interesting stopping places of our relatives. I linked Castle Saunderson to this page and added a new page about Schoonmaker Quarry in Wauwatosa. John Schoonmaker married Hannah Burgess Pierce, daughter of Dr. Eli and Sarah (Burgess) Pierce, granddaughter to Abner and Hulda (Wilcox) Pierce.

Peirce History

Peirce History

I got a start on the Peirce Family history, but have a long way to go. The Peirce family first came to America in 1623 so there will be a lot of generations to track. I will only be putting on the main branch first and as time goes on we can expand it to add the other generations.

Those that Served in the Military

Those that Served in the Military

I got a start on the Military page. The page labeled duty to country will list all of those family members that served in the military.

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