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52 Ancestors: Week #16 – Live Long

The prompt for Week #16 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is LIVE LONG. Time to feature a long-lived ancestor. My maternal great grandmother was born Emma Baxter. She was born in Indiana in 1868, brought to Colorado as a … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: Week #15: How do you spell that?

The prompt for Week #15 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is HOW DO YOU SPELL THAT? What ancestor do you imagine was frequently asked that? Which ancestor did you have a hard time finding because of an unusual name? … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: Week #14: Favorite Photo

The prompt for Week #14 of 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is FAVORITE PHOTO: Who is in a favorite photo of yours? Tell the story of the photo itself–where was it taken, what was the event? I love old photographs, and … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: Week #13 of 52 – Preston Denton, 1811-1860

The prompt for Week #13 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is DIFFERENT: What ancestor seems to be your polar opposite? Preston Denton, 1811-1860, my 3x great grandfather I had trouble deciding who to write about this week, since so … Continue reading

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Researching the Baxter Sisters, Ancestors #12 / 52

Here is the main post for the Baxter Sisters, Daisy, Minnie, and Leona, Ancestors #12/52 The Baxter Sisters in the Records I notice that Amy Johnson Crow, the originator of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, is going to … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: Week#12 of 52 continued – Leona Baxter Glatzel Lepkovitz

Leona L. Baxter (1883-1967) was the seventh of eight children, and the last girl, of Alonzo and Elizabeth Baxter. Unlike her siblings who were born in Colorado, Leona was born during the family’s short residence across the state line in … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: Week #12 of 52 continued – Minnie Baxter Sanborn

Minnie May Baxter was the fifth child of Alonzo and Elizabeth Baxter, like her siblings, born in Bent County, Colorado in 1878. However, unlike her older sister Daisy, I had one heck of a time finding Minnie in the records. … Continue reading

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