Sentimental Sunday

Leopold Alexander Bough (1893-1975) was best known for his weekly visits to his relatives with bags of goodies.  Every child and adult looked forward to having Uncle Lee at their home.   He was my Great Uncle born in 1893 in St. Croix, Danish West Indies, now a United States Territory. He worked as a salesman…

Friday Funnys

Brielle Queen of the Childrens Parade Breanna, Britni and Brielle in front of the Mural in Atlanta Mid Summer Night Dream School Play with Breanna I always smile and then laugh out loud when I see these pics of my grandchildren.

Those Thursday Places

  Every day as I drive by what was once the Sunday Market in Christiansted, St. Croix Danish West Indies.   I can’t help but think about my female ancestors in the Market hustling or huckstering during the early part of the 19th Century.  The Market was an enhancement to the town it was the place…

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY When you’re on a genealogical journey, one thing is certain you can’t be afraid of spending time in the cemetery.  The cemetery holds the facts, with its monuments, headstones and markers that assist you with not only name time and date but sometimes there is a story to be found on an ancestor. In…

A Key to the Past

Church Records The journey begins::: Through the attach church record I discovered that Sarah was the property belonging to Mr. Beaudjoy. From this document I was later able to identify Sarah owner as Anthony Beaudhuy whom there is no birth date, was a white plantation manager at Estate Betsey Jewels on St. Croix. By 1755…

People of the Past

I’d begun my genealogical journey at the St. Croix Landmarks library.  My mother and I discovered that the Patriarch of the family was in the Danish West Indies during the Danish Slave Trade to St. Croix .   Further research revealed that although the Patriarch was a free person of Color his mother was born into…

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