Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sharing Memories Week 24: Some of My Favorite Books

My mom was (and is) an avid reader.  I knew how to read before  I was in Kindergarten.  My first books were the Dr Seuss books.  One of my favorites was Are you My Mother?.  Other favorites included short stories about Little Brown Koko (it was a book that belonged to my dad when he was little).

Summers were spent joining the summer reading program at the local Timberland Regional Library.  Other books I read were the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, a series of books about Sue Barton and her career in nursing, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians, Narcissus and Marcus Whitman.  I read Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series.  Black Beauty.  Anne of Green Gables series.  Trixie Belden series.  Diary of Anne Frank.

As a teen, I would read my mom's books - Harlequin Romances, books by Phyllis A Whitney, Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, Barbara Cartland, Georgette Heyer.  I also loved reading all the Charles Schultz Peanuts books.

I still read the various Harlequin Romance series.

Sharing Memories Week 23: Ooh La La, That First Crush

First Crush . . . wow was it Kindergarten?  Probably.  I know that there was a boy in the class that I told mom I was going to marry as soon as we finished the 12th Grade.  I never saw him after we moved away (two years later).

Other Crushes:  I believe I had one when I was in the 4th grade.  Definitely had one when I was in Junior High (7th & 8th Grades).  Oh, and there was one when I was a freshman in high school - he was a senior.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

#24 William Scott (Jr), 5th Great Grandfather

William was born in 1786 in Bedford, Virginia to William Scott & Lucy James.  He married Elizabeth McCoy circa 1802 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.  They had 10 children.  William died 22nd of October 1864 in Pike County, Kentucky.

Documented Sources:

  • ·       1840 Pike County Kentucky census, page 279
  • ·       1850 Pike County Kentucky Census, Dwelling/Family #795, William is 64 years old, born in Virginia, cannot read or write, and is a farmer.  Living with him is his wife Elizabeth, age 63.  She was also born in Virginia and cannot read or write.
  • ·       1860 Pike County Kentucky Census, pg 99, dwelling #471, Family #465 (still next door to the Blackburns).  Identifies both William & Elizabeth, both are 76, both born in Virginia, and both cannot read or write.
  • ·       Picture of headstone from Find-a-Grave website

I would like to learn more about his parents . . . when and where were they born, who are their parents, etc.