It's been a few years since we made this picture together - 49 years!
Since our last post, Par has gone on to be with his Mom and Dad, sister Robin and our daughter Harmony.
I miss him greatly but love to see his smiling face each day as I pass his picture many times during the day.
2020: Over the last few months, I have enjoyed working on our family history and have discovered new cousins. One of our cousins, Dale O. Milloy, did a lot of research on our Huff line . . . and this is how I found his work:
Some months ago I prayed to find a way to give service. The next day I felt that I should apply for a service mission at the FHL, which I did. I was accepted and then . . . COVID hit and that was put on hold.
So again, I prayed to have help finding a particular ancestor that I had been working on for some years and had made no progress in finding her grandparents. As I looked at the resources and others that had worked on this line, I found a "cousin" also descending from this same person --Over who had done a lot of research in the 1970s-2012. Then there wasn't any more from him. So I thought perhaps I should contact him and see if we could work together. Using the internet I was able to find a current address and a couple of phone numbers. First I sent out a letter -- it came back with no forwarding address. Then as I prepared to go on a 10-day research trip, I once again asked for helping find more about this ancestor. While at the library researching, I often would see information gathered and reported by this same person. I felt prompted to once again try to contact him. Using all of the phone numbers I could find, I called. Each one no longer was in service. Returning home, I felt a need to find this person and decided to research his immediate family and siblings. It appeared that he had no children and his wife had passed away some time back. So I looked for his siblings and found several. Once again I tried calling them. A couple had "not in service" messages. Finally I found one that had a voice mail, so I left one asking if I might speak to Lucy about our family history and left my phone number. About two hours later I received a call back from David, the husband of Lucy. He told me that Lucy had passed away in April. We both talked for a short time and when I told him that I was trying to locate his brother-in-law, Dale Milloy, who had done a lot of family history work. He didn't know where Dale was living but thought he had gone to a rest home. Then he said, "Oh, Dale had sent Lucy a big box of their family history -- the research that he had done. . . I threw it in the garbage. But the garbage men have not come yet." God is "in the details of our lives". David said that he would retrieve the box, and did.
We agreed that I would send him money to mail the box to me and thanked him profusely. It is, without a doubt true that Heavenly Father will bless you when you do all that you can, listen for the Spirit and let God prevail. I know that this was truly a miracle in my life.
Contributions by Dale O. Milloy - a lifetime of family history research and work! These are the chapters from his manuscript that I have scanned and posted as PDF files for easier access:
Working on Lowers? Here's the results of some of our research -- including our brick wall. Our Charles Bennett married Susannah Huff in 1817 in Pike county, Ohio. Although there are many Bennetts in Pike county and surrounding counties, such as Scioto and Ross, so far no records definitively identifying Charles Bennetts parents or siblings have been found. Three Lower persons married in Scioto county, Ohio. Interestingly, two of them married Bennets. Trying to sort the Lower families, that I believe moved to Edwards and Lawrence counties, Illinois. Can you help?
Working on Bennett families? Here's the results of some of our research -- including our brick wall. Our Charles Bennett married Susannah Huff in 1817 in Pike county, Ohio. Although there are many Bennetts in Pike county and surrounding counties, such as Scioto and Ross, so far no records definitively identifying Charles Bennetts parents or siblings have been found. Can you help?
Working on Huff families? Here's the results of some of our research -- including our brick wall. Our Susannah Huff married Charles Bennett in 1817 in Pike county, Ohio. Although there are many Huffs in Pike county and surrounding counties, such as Scioto and Ross, so far no records definitively identifying Susannahs parents have been found. One sister, Sarah Huff who married Benjamin Knight has been proven. Another sibling probably is Winford Huff who married John Daniels. Her probable parents are Caleb Huff and wife Elizabeth. Can you help?
The first child of John George Bossart and Anna Margarethe Brookhouser (Brughauser) was named Anna Maria, born in 24 July 1793 Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. The sponsor for this child's baptism was, I believe, her grandmother, Anna Maria Hauchin Bruckhauser. Other circumstantial evidence indicates this as well. However, I am looking for any concrete evidence. Can you help?
Working on two Quigley families? Here's the results of some of our research -- including our brick wall. Our Daniel Quigley married a "Mrs. Margaret Lloyd" in 1799 in Burlington, NJ. This would indicate that she was married before, but no prior marriage record or to whom has been found. Can you help?
The Massachusetts based Quigleys confirm the family story that when Julia Ann Quigley and William Quigley married that they were in no way related.
Another one of my brick walls -- with a common name like Davis and no maiden name for his wife -- this is a challenge. Note that daughter Mary Davis and husband Elijah Nicholson had a son named Edward Nicholson. There was an administrator of the estate of Richard Davis -- Edward Davis. Could he have been a brother, father or uncle of Richard Davis? Also note that daughter Sarah Davis and George Mauzey named a child "Richard Davis Mauzey" in 1813. Can you help?
Working on Brewer-Pershing families? Here's the results of some of our research -- including our brick wall. Our Maria Barbara Brewer was born 24 Nov 1750 and was married to Christian Pershing by 1777 - living in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. There are several Brewer/Brauer families, including a Benjamin Brewer that may be her siblings. Can you help?