1653: Deliverance Ames, a maternal 7th great-grandmother, the daughter of William and Hannah Ames was born in Braintree, Massachusetts. Her date and place of death are unknown. [Source: Braintree, MA: Vital Records, 1643-1793. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006.) Transcription. By Waldo C. Sprague from the original records held at the Randolph Town Hall, donated from the estate of Mr. Sprague to NEHGS in 1962.]
1810: David Snider, one of my maternal 2nd great-grandfathers, was born probably in Virginia. His parents are unknown. He died 4 April 1892 and is buried in Ford Cemetery in Taylor Township, Union County, Ohio. [Source: Ford Cemetery Inscriptions, Taylor Township, Union Co., OH (http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohunion/cem/tafo.html).]
1866: Michael Heman Yawman and Nancy Elgin Burton, my maternal great-grandparents, were married in Kingston, Meeker County, Minnesota. [Source: Meeker, Minnesota, marriage certificate no. A2-40 (1866), Yowman-Burton; Meeker County Treasurer's Office, Litchfield.]
Michael and Nancy had eleven children whose names are known: James, Catherine, William (my grandfather), Chris, Mary, Michael, Nora, Martha, Charles, Georgia and John.
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