52 Ancestors #52 Resolution: Resolved to move on to DNA Testing

Amy Johnson Crow “no story too small”   suggested we write about Resolution.   A resolution can be something that you resolve to do. It can also be the end or conclusion of something. What ancestor do you resolve to find more about in 2016? What ancestor have you resolved conflicting evidence about? Many of the ancestral …

52 Ancestors #51 Nice -Anita Bough-Moorhead (1918-2015)

Amy Johnson Crow "no story too small" suggested that we write a story to Define “nice” however you want to 🙂 Our family historian Nita, shares a "Nice" Ole Time Christmas Story with her grandson  Dominick Scott. Anita Moorhead was born on October 25, 1918, the daughter of Joseph E.  Bough and Alice M. (Smith) …

52 Ancestors #50 Naughty Ernest Bough

Amy  Johnson Crow  "no story too small"  suggested that we write a story about an ancestor who probably received coal in the their stocking Looking for naughty ancestors was a fun task.   The ancestor who got coal in the stocking was Ernest Bough.  He is the son of Julius Bough and Bernice Rowell, both of …

52 Ancestors #47 Sporting – Levi “Yogi” Bough

Amy Johnson Crow "no story too small" suggested that we write about Football or baseball players in the family. Or about an ancestor who was a good sport about things. Week 47 - Sporting Levi "Yogi" Bough - Basketball Player (1922-2008) Bough Broke Color Barrier at St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights.” Those words headlined the …

52 Ancestors #43 Oops George fell!

Amy Johnson Crow “no story too small” suggested that we write about “An ancestor who made an ‘oops,’ or one that you made while researching.   Week 43– OOPS!   George A. Bough (1806 – 1856) Although, there have been many oops over the years of my genealogical research that required pruning and other measures,  I …

52 Ancestors #16 Ena Dorothy Bough – Lived to 97

Long Life:  Ena D. Bough, My Great Aunt and direct ancestor: Ena Dorothy Bough, (1907- 2005) was born on St. Croix in the Danish West Indies. Ena was the daughter of Crucian Parents; Haddasha Summersille died at the age of 93; studied pediatrics and performed duties as a Mid-Wife.   August C. Bough died at the …

52 Ancestors #14 Favorite Photo Charlie Matthews

Charlie Matthews (1896-1941)  my grand-father on my paternal side portrait style photo is my favorite picture.  He's well dressed and looks little prosperous.  Date of photo is unknown. He was the son of John Matthews and Amanda Allen-Matthews both of Barnwell, South Carolina.  Charlie Matthews was the youngest of six (6) Children.  He was born August …

52 Ancestors Week No. 12- Same

The last couple of weeks have been truly occupied in a pleasant manner. Spending time with my mom’s niece on the island was very refreshing. Her visit gave me the opportunity to re-discover St. Croix and enjoy our one-of-a-kind culture.  Albeit, I am looking forward to getting up to speed with the 52 week Ancestor …

52 Ancestors # 10 Stormy Weather in Tortola BVI

The theme for week #10 of 52 Ancestors (stormy weather)  is so fitting to describe the historical backdrop of a schooner in Tortola called the "Fancy- Me".  This brief account will show how a Hurricane back in 1926  impacted a Community, Family and a Caribbean Island to a heartbreaking misfortune. For this story I invited …