52:3 John Hunter

John Hunter is my 3xGreat-grandfather. He was born in Yorkshire, England and the family had a history of being stone masons.  While John listed several occupations throughout his life (he owned a mill at one point, was a farmer, and even a “publican”), his primary occupation was that of stone mason (and later, in the US, brick maker). The family immigrated in 1853 with the exception of John’s oldest son, who remained in Yorkshire. John and his family initially settled in Ohio, near several brothers of his wife, Elizabeth Wardell. Between 1857 and about 1862, the Hunter family, including grown sons, all moved to Greene County, Indiana, following their daughter Mary Hunter and her husband George Adamson. Here is the outline of John Hunter.

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52:2 Mary Hunter

Mary Hunter was born on 31 Dec 1835 in Langdale End, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.[1],[2] note: While her grave marker indicates Mary’s birth was 31 Dec 1836, it is likely that her actual birth date was 31 Dec 1835. The baptismal record from Wykeham Parish gives her baptismal date as 12 Jan 1836, therefore her birth would have been prior to that date, so it could not have been Dec of 1836.

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52:1 George Adamson

Well, I am a day (or 2!) later than I meant to be with this post. But nevertheless, my first “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” post. George Adamson. George is my great-great-grandfather and one of my “immigrant ancestors.” He immigrated in 1851 from Yorkshire, England. He settled briefly in Ohio (where family lore reports he “ran” a pub) where he married my great-great-grandmother, Mary Hunter. As referenced in my first blog post, there is a circular relationship involving the Adamsons and Hunters. Mary is the niece of George’s brother-in-law. About 2 years after their marriage, they moved on to Indiana. Sadly, Mary died in May 1870 and George died less than a year later in January 1871, leaving 6 children.

The following contains information from a narrative report generated in my genealogy program, RootsMagic. Have a look. 

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Tangled roots aka family circle

Today a brief look at the paternal side of my family. I’m sure we all have instances of 2 families being intertwined. Well, in this one instance in my family, we have the mother-in-law of one sibling as the sister-in-law of the other sibling. I think we’ll use an illustration! In this case, we look … Read more

First Post

Welcome to my brand new blog. My challenge is to post regularly! My plans are to post at least once a week. Posts will include data on my ancestors…specifically I plan to post data that corrects bad information found on sites like ancestry.com. While Ancestry and FamilySearch and other similar sites are incredibly helpful, the … Read more