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Bits of history from our familes

Kirk

Hamilton DNA Test

Sue has received her DNA test results as well. The great thing about this test is that it works for everyone. In year’s past, the most popular of the DNA test was one that only looked at markers on the Y Chromosome – so it was only for males. There are some similarities between our […]

Wesley Gideon Kirk (1861 – 1935)

One of Sue’s great grandfathers was Wesley Gideon Kirk. Wesley was born on 3 Apr 1861 in Brown Co, Ohio to parents Joshua William Kirk and Rachel (Ball) Kirk. He was the fifth of eight children. Wesley married Effie May Long on 24 Dec 1889 presumably in Brown Co. She was about 12 years younger […]

Births, deaths and anniversaries – Feb 13

Birthdays Mary HAMBLETON – 1774 Elizabeth Stephenson – 1776 Esther T KIRK – 1818 Jonas FENSTERMAKER – 1826 Hiram Tong COUNTS – 1842 Charles Milo MONTGOMERY – 1844 Mary Elizabeth SMITH – 1846 William P Haines – 1862 Ida Jane (Jennie) SPRAY – 1863 Jemima Mae TONG – 1884 Deaths Louisa SCHLEICH – 1856 Mary […]

Crawfords from Brown Co, Ohio

My Mother-in-law’s maiden name is Crawford. So, it was only natural to start collecting information on the Crawford family name. The first generation was easy. William Leo Crawford (1892 – 1966). William married Anna Edith Kirk and they had 6 kids, 3 boys and 3 girls). They lived in Washington Twp, Brown Co, Ohio, not […]

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