Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – 8 Generations of Tombstones

I’m a day late on this, but here’s my post for my longest chain of tombstone photographs for this week’s edition of Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. It begins with my grandmother – Ada Evans Garner and goes through to my 7th great-grandmother, Mary Eve (nee unknown) Fry.

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – 100 Years Ago

I recently scrapped this for a centennial challenge at a digital scrapbooking site. It’s the 100th anniversary of the arrival of my husband’s Stibrik ancestors in the USA.

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Burials at James Fort

Burials at James Fort

This photo, taken in July of 2012, is of burial sites within the original James Fort of the Virginia colony. These burials are believed to have occurred circa 1607. Until recently, most historians thought that the site of the original fort was now beneath the James River. But archaeologists recently discovered parts of the 3 outer walls of the fort, as well as graves and other structures that were located within the fort.

Ancestry/Family Treemaker Giveaway

Theresa Lindamood, who designs digital scrapbook kits under the name of Forget-Me-Nots at HeritageScrap, currently has a giveaway on her blog. The prizes are a 6-month subscription to Ancestry (for the US Deluxe Collection) and a copy of FamilyTreeMaker 2012 software. For more information on how to enter check out her blog post [link].

Brick Wall – Jacob Garber/Garver/etc born about 1800 in Pennsylvania

After finding the maiden name and parents of Mary Swavely Dilliplane, I am now down to one 3rd great-grandparent for whom I have not been able to identify either parent. This one is Jacob Garber (aka Gerber, Garver, Carver, Garvey). As you can see, one of the problems is the various spellings of the last name as recorded in various church and civil records for him and his children.

Jacob was born about 1800 in Pennsylvania, probably Berks County. He was married to Ann Campbell in 1825. They had five known daughters and one known son: Mary Ann (b. 1825), Rachael (b. 1827), Elmira (b. 1829),  Catherine (b. 1832), Harriet (b. 1836) and Samuel (b. abt 1842). Jacob was enumerated in the 1850 census in Amity, Berks, PA with daughter Elmira and son Samuel. Ann was not with the family and may have died in March of that year. The 1860 and 1870 census show a Jacob Carver in the area, but I am uncertain if he is my Jacob.

I have more detailed information about this brick wall on my website [link]. Any information is greatly appreciated!