From a Goff Family Summer Home to a Sonoma Winery

(Is a Goff family ghost still there?)
On a trip to California in June, we visited the Chateau St. Jean Vineyards in quiet, scenic Kenwood, located in the Sonoma valley.  While we are familiar with some of their wines, we wanted to see Chateau St. Jean because of its history.   The winery is built around the […]

By |August 13th, 2013|Favorites, Goff|0 Comments

Nantucket Memories

 

We revisited Nantucket in 2009 to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.    While there we also had the opportunity to enjoy not only the beauty of the island, but to also explore some of its rich history.

Ruth’s grandmother Susan Hervey Wales (1889-1989) great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Easton (1779-1838) was the last person in her line […]

By |August 5th, 2013|Favorites, Wales|0 Comments

The Biographical Notes of Nana

We recently had the opportunity to look through a drawer of  ”memories” during a recent visit with Ruth’s uncle.   One of the treasures was a spiral notebook written by Ruth’s great grandmother, Mabel Louise Hervey (1863-1960), wife of George Rogers Wales and mother of Susan Hervey Wales Rollason.

The 30 plus pages of the spiral ring notebook start at her […]

By |September 8th, 2012|Favorites, Wales|0 Comments

John Kilborn (1651-1711) – a 300 Year Journey Back Home – a Tombstone Tuesday Post

300 years ago this week (November 25, 1711) John Kilborn, one of the founders of Glastonbury, CT died.

According to a family history [1], John was instrumental in providing the land and building the parsonage for the first pastor, a requisite for establishing a new town.   His father and grandfather arrived in Connecticut in 1635 and […]

By |November 22nd, 2011|Favorites, Stiles|3 Comments

Job Lane House (1713) – Bedford, MA

Job Lane (1689-1762)
   On a sunny August Sunday afternoon in 2008, Ruth and I visited a home first built by Ruth’s 7thgreat-grandfather, Job Lane (1689-1762).   Located on the Old North Road, just north of

Bedford,  Massachusetts, the home was built by Job Lane for his bride, Martha Ruggles at the time of their wedding in 1713.  […]

By |November 4th, 2011|Favorites, Wales|3 Comments

Still Making Canoes at the Age of 76

During our recent trip to Moosehead Lake, Maine, we visited the Moosehead Historical Society in Greenville Junction.    This was just a short walk from where Ruth’s mother grew up.   Following an excellent guided tour we stopped in the office to see what they might have about the Templeton family.   Several files!   […]

By |September 23rd, 2011|Favorites, Surnames, Templeton|0 Comments

Memories from Kineo

 

Today the weather was perfect as we took Ruth’s mother, Ruth Templeton Rollason, back to Kineo, an  island on Moosehead Lake in Maine where she lived all of her childhood summers.  The shuttle captain loaned us his golf cart so that we could see the island.  We had the best guide – Ruth’s mom – […]

By |September 13th, 2011|Favorites, Templeton|0 Comments