Archive for March, 2010

News – this site has new urls

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

This site can now be reached through three new urls

The new new urls are a little more ‘family friendly’ in that they imply this is OUR site, not MY site.

Hayward Family – decendants of first cousins

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

I guess I was bound to find it somewhere; on September 23rd, 1804 when Davis Hayward married I. Freelove Whitman we became the descendants of two first cousins marrying.

You see Davis was the son of Azariah Hayward. Freelove was the daughter of Sarah Hayward. Azariah and Sarah were siblings.

Turns out, the US is one of the few countries that has a law about cousins marrying, and the science behind it is flawed. There is an interesting article on this over at The Straight Dope

Was it a “shotgun” wedding? Who knows, but the shotgun has been around longer than the law against first cousins marrying, at least in Massachusetts, where it is still perfectly legal!

Who knew?

Davis Hayward is the great great grandfather of Myron Esdell Hayward.

Thompson Family – just had to post this!

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Great (and recent!) shot of Curtis Greenlaw and my cousins Wayne, Tammy, and Ray (the grand children of Raymond Brooks Thompson and Ellen Elizabeth Charles).

Moore Family – successful treasure hunt

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

I hit the jackpot yesterday at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, website, where I was able to find

  • Birth Records for Susan Richardson, Becky’s grandmother and the wife of William Moore
  • The marriage records of William H Moore and Susie Richardson

I couldn’t find William’s birth records, but still, what a find!

It did mean I had to reevaluate the name of Susan Richardson’s mother. More grist for the grind…

William Henry Moore and Susan Virginia Richardson are the grandparents of Rebecca Ann Snipes