Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Walker Family Events

Just posted a large update to the Walker Family Events page. Mostly obituaries for Reese, and Robson with a few others. Almost all members of Bartlett Baptist Church, Bartlett, NY.

The Thousand Islands Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, of which I am the registrar,  is growing and we are involved in a few events this summer.  I would b glad to help anyone interested in joining.

Have a nice summer.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Barns Family in Westmoreland.

Just finished updates to the Munn Family Events page.  The Munn and Barns family are tied together thru the Menktelow family.  Some interesting articles on Barns history and family reunions.  Amos Barns grandfather, Nathaniel Barnes Sr, 1740-1790?, is listed on the DAR site as A006378, a privateer and he helped evacuate Long Island after Washington was driven out.

The DAR site uses Barnes but all the newspaper references I've found from the 1800 use Barns.  I'm afraid both surname are used in by tree.  Both appear in a findagrave.com search of Oneida county.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Munn family in Westmoreland, NY

Just added a new page to Family Events for the Munn family.  These articles tie together the Munn, Manktelow and Barns families.  These are some of the oldest families in Westmoreland.  They are included in the Hull tree on ancestry.

I couldn't find all the obits that I felt should be fultonhistory.com but I'll keep looking.  Just a little twist to the search term can do the trick.  A world of difference between John B Munn, John Munn and JB Munn.

I've also added a page for Wales but I was unable to find much.

A mixture of snow and rain today.  This winter will not let go.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Walker Family Events

Long time, no post.  My only excuses are bad weather and being sick for all of December and half of January.  The Thousand Island Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is growing and I have spent a lot of time getting some applications in order.  This involves creating a tree for the applicants family and finding some documentation to prove the bloodline.

I've added a new family to the Family Events section of my web site.  The name shown in Walker but it also has Gookins, Abbe, Tice, Chase and Bicknell.  This family file ties into the Hull file through Mary Ellen Walker marring Elisha Milton Hull.

Spring training game are being played so warm weather is on it's way. Hurry!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014




The Thousand Island Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution is finally a reality.  We had an excellent Charter Day luncheon with many guests from the Empire State Society SAR.  The above photo is from the Thousand Island Sun.  I am the registrar for the TIC and welcome any requests about this chapter.






On the day following our Charter Day, we joined with the Daughters of the American revolution to rededicate a Revolutionary war rave in Old Evens Mills cemetery.



That same day we also helped the DAR to rededicate a grave in Kelsey Bridge cemetery in Theresa.  I would like to thank everyone who participated in these events, in particular, Jim Eagen, who loaned us the flags used in these ceremonies.


Friday, August 15, 2014

OAS at Ft Drum, NY






On August 15, 2014, Parks Honeywell and I gave a presentation to the Town Hall Meeting, held at the base chapel on Ft Drum, NY.  Parks is shown explaining the Sons of the American Revolution's Operation Ancestor Search to troops from the Warriors in Transition Battalion.  In this programs the SAR provides free international memberships to Ancestry.com and assists in creating family trees using Ancestry and other online resources.  The presentation was well received and 38 people signed up for OAS.  They were supplied with blank family tree forms so they could get an early start.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thousand Island Chapter Status Report






On July 18, 2014 officers and members of the Empire State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (ESSSAR) met at the Trackside restaurant in the old Utica, NY train station to consider the creation of a new chapter to be called the Thousand Island chapter, based in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.  The meeting went very well and all are hopeful that the resolution will be approved September 6, 2014 at ESSSAR at Ft. Niagara.   Seated L to R around the table in the above photo are; Mark Friden, Bruce Coyne, Parks Honeywell, George Gydesens, VP Central Region ESSSAR, Duane Booth, President ESSSAR, Tom Dunne, President Saratoga Battle Chapter ESSSAR and Joel Bixby.  Mark, Parks, Joel and I are current members of the ESSSAR and will become members of the 100 Island chapter, if approved.

I became a member through my mothers ancestor, Joseph Calkins.  Parks guided me through the application and with records my aunt Elizabeth Ann Calkins Barron had amassed and some I had to find, it was a simple and straightforward process.