Category: RGranddad

Genealogy

Ashton Family History: John Sherrington Ashtons II and III

John Sherrington Ashton Jr.(1837-1864) John Sherrington Ashton III (1858-1937) So where should we start my tale about the Ashton family. How about with a quick story about the start of my genealogical research. My first experience with genealogy was when I went with my mother in law to the Trenton Archives for the first time. The only thing that I remember about that day is that I found the death certificate for my great-great grandfather. The second John. Sherrington Ashton. THe Death of John Sherrington Ashton II The family story I had always heard was he was coming off of...

Classic Rock, Genealogy

An Introduction to My Family Tree

The Beginnings - The Karn - Ashton Family Lines I believe it was probably more than a year ago now, when I wrote that I was going to write more about my family heritage. So I guess it's about damn well time I got started, don’t you think? So let’s begin, I was born in the hospital in Riverside, New Jersey. My mother thinks she was there but she was never sure! They zonked her with some strong drugs and the next thing she knew, I was in her arms! Anyway all the DNA evidence points to the fact that...

Family

A Monday Morning Status Report

Status Report - Monday May 22, 2017   We have been lost in space and stranded on this planet for many years now... tired of that weasel Dr Smith and danger Wiill Robinson.... oops wrong status report. Star Date 2017.....nope that doesn't work either.... Donald Trump is still President! Arghhh! Danger USA! My Morning Workout Yesterday'a morning workout was a full 60 minute workout that burned 517 calories. Today's workout was an abbreviated version of the same workout. It lasted 41 minutes, during which time I burned 309 calories . My average heart rate was 103 beats per minute and...

RGranddad, Rock

A Fine Evening with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers….

Dad and Andrew  Enjoy the Music of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers Dad and Andrew yes! So you know your old when you hear your son say. "Wow, I can't believe that I've been listening to that album for 20 years"! As your thoughts race towards - "Hey wait until you can say I  can't believe I've been listening to those guys for 50 years!" Anyway, that's what my son Andrew said, as we were leaving the World Cafe Live in Philly last night. We had just seen Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers together for the third time! The tickers...

Family, Genealogy

The Hunt for DNA Connections Goes On!

Through DNA the Hunt for Genealogical Connections Goes On!! So over the last several weeks I have spent more time at Ancestry.com, trying to unravel the tangled roots of my various family lines, than either reading or listening to music. That doesn't mean that I haven't been reading or listening at all, just that my focus has been on searching for dead people. One of the most interesting finds was a great-aunt Alice Matilda Ashton. My great-grandfather John Sherrington Ashton III was born in 1858. The son of John Sherrington Ashton and Mary Parezo. John married Mary E Warwick in...

Genealogy

John Sherrington Gottlieb?? Who Knew!

RGranddad Adds  New Cousins from the Gottlieb Family! So the name John Sherrington Ashton has a nice British ring to it, don't you think!  Well, it should my family immigrated from Lincolnshire, England in 1851. But how about the name John Sherrington Gottlieb!! Doesn't quite have the same ring to it does it. But through the wonders of Ancestry and DNA testing.  I have discovered that he does have a branch on my family tree! It all started the other day, when I noted a new extremely high 4th to 6th cousin match from a person with the user name of...