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The Complicated Life of Jessie May McLeod Blackmore Farrish Lamont

This month I got sucked into the life of my great great grandmother’s sister, and there’s a bunch of bigamy, child mortality, alcoholism in her life. I don’t know much about this branch of the family, except that the McLeods were farmers on Prince Edward Island and originally were from Scotland, and my great-great grandmother’s life was much… Continue reading The Complicated Life of Jessie May McLeod Blackmore Farrish Lamont

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Timothy Brennan, Now with Siblings

I’m writing about Timothy Brennan (plus siblings) again. Last month I concluded he was pretty boring to research. I must like chewing sawdust, because a month later I’m still researching him, largely because I found out a bit more information and hit a mini genealogy jackpot with a letter to Timothy from his brother, which led to some other… Continue reading Timothy Brennan, Now with Siblings

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Timothy Brennan, nondescript farmer

Convicts  named Timothy are easier and more interesting to research than farmers of the same name. There are shiploads of records associated with convicts and better books about their lives and experiences. It’s easy for me to imagine their struggles and how they lived. Farmers, though? They are harder to get into. Also, it’s tough for me to imagine… Continue reading Timothy Brennan, nondescript farmer