Category Archives: Family Stories

Black History celebrates the narrative of Harold G. Bough, Merchant Marine.

We are one week in the celebration of Black History Month, a month of recognizing the achievements and contributions of African-American people in the diaspora. For those of us who value our ancestry and history, join me in focusing on … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Shopping Saturday – A.C. BOUGH STORES

My great-grandfather August Curtis Bough was one of the islands greatest merchants on St. Croix. When I settled on St. Croix in the mid 70’s, saw his name boldly posted (AC Bough Stores) on one of the buildings in the … Continue reading

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Wishful Wednesday – Chat and chew with Nancy of Africa

Here’s a new blogging prompt from GeneaBloggers, called Wishful Wednesdays. The page for Wishful Wednesdays says, “What ancestor do you wish you could have met?” I thought of quite a few ancestors I wish I could have met. Then I … Continue reading

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Fearless Females – Day 15 Six-word Memoir

My “Six-Word” Memoir: Caroline Gasper-Bough (maternal grandmother) Good Cook. Good Storyteller. Active Church-Goer.

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Workday Wednesday-The Cigar Maker

No doubt I had looked at the 1870 census many times before, and saw that my ancestor Esram Bough’s occupation/trade was listed as a Cigar Maker, but this time was different. I noticed that most of the ancestors of the … Continue reading

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Military Monday- Army Nurse

Kathryn Yiensena Bough was born on March 18, 1909 to Harold Bough of St. Croix, a retired Wardroom Steward of the US Navy, and Maggie Keeling of Virginia, a retired Teacher, in the Public School System.   Kathryn was the 4th … Continue reading

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SUNDAY’S OBITUARY -August Curtis Bough

St. Croix Avis, Newspaper-March 20, 1939 Obituary   Rev. A.C.  Bough (1866-1939) We regret to record the death of Rev. A. C. Bough, 73 years, of Frederiksted A.M.E.  Church, which sad event took place Saturday evening about 7 o’clock, at the home … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday

With the power of the internet, genealogy has been “revolutionize.”  However, as every family historian has discovered, when you begin to trace your ancestors,  you are inspired by other researchers within the genealogy community.   Genealogy is  a collective knowledge.    My … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Fort Christiansvaern, St. Croix


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