Category: Genealogy

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, 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...

Family, Genealogy

Bangs Trimming Can You Relate??

Can you relate to the above?? When were your bangs cut like these!   Yesterday my wife updated her Facebook status using the card featured above with the accompanying tag  "almost every woman I know who grew up in the 1950's-1960's can relate to this one lol" So the questions before house today is, was this phenomena restricted to the 50s and 60s or is bangs' trimming   still going on today!! Did it go on in days before the 50s! This Karn family photo from the 1920s suggests that it may have been going on in years past!!' And not just...

Genealogy

Samuel Johnson of Howell NJ – exciting discoveries….

Granddad discovers his 5th great-grandfather  Samuel Johnson served in the American Revolution and more... (Featured Image: My 5th Great Grandmother Antje Anny Brower) Yesterday, I decided to do a little work on my family tree.I realized that I had never put in the information that I had discovered about my 4th great-grandmother Eleanor Johnson Cliver. When I first researched Eleanor and found her death certificate it said that her father was Daniel Johnson of Monmouth County. I searched and searched for a Daniel who could be Eleanor's father but never could find anyone. Then one day on Ancestry, I came across...