Category: Genealogy

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)…

Sunday’s Obituary – Miss Sarah O. Bough, 1931

For this blogging prompt: I selected an ancestor who was on the threshold of adulthood, as well as a freshman entering Hampton Institute in Virginia. In my mind, Sarah experienced the feelings of arrival and gratefulness before her life was cut short. Portsmouth VA- September 25 1931 –  Miss Sarah Otella Bough, 18 year old…

Surnames

Surnames: My Mother’s Family, St Croix, US Virgin Islands BOUGH My mother is Joyce Bough-Matthews.  I have traced the family back five generations to the baptism of George Anthony Bough in 1805.   An 1816  Danish Census was the starting point for my interest in family history. Gasper My grandmother was Caroline Gasper who married…

Surname Saturday-Boughs of US Virgin Islands

Although the Boughs have been in the Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands) since the 18th Century, family lore has it that the ancestors were living in County Cavan, Ireland before coming to St. Croix. As was typical during the 18th and 19th Centuries, the St. Croix population was mostly of English, Irish and…

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