Category Archives: Out on a Limb

Little tid bits that are not directly relevant to our family history, yet interesting!

Silhouette: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892)

John Greenleaf Whittier, son of John Whittier and Abigail Hussey Whittier, was born December 17, 1807 near Haverhill.  The poet’s paternal great grandmother was Sarah Greenleaf, of Newbury, third cousins to my direct ancestors, James Coffin and Sarah Greenleaf who … Continue reading

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In Your Own Backyard

Have you ever thought of digging up your relatives in your own backyard?  That wouldn’t occur to me in the slightest, but I just made a startling discovery as such! Being born in Massachusetts it is not surprising to me … Continue reading

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100 years ago today

Today is the 100 yr anniversary of the death of Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine author of “The Country of Pointed Firs”, http://tiny.cc/oj37Wsary. Sarah was a famous 19th century author, and a cousin in our family tree.

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