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* Martha's Genealogical Site*

Updated December 13, 2000

I am researching the lines of Washburn, Pigg, Lewis, Phillips, Pace, Bowman, Elliott, and Dawson, among others.

My husband and I recently returned from a vacation to England and Wales. We spent four very interesting days on Ynys Mon, otherwise known as Anglesey, in Wales. I had a chance to meet some distant cousins, see the house where my ancestor was born in 1723, see his father's soldering iron, and visit many places of family interest. It was quite a trip and one reason genealogy is so much fun.

I did find out some more about my TOULOUSE ancestors (my most recent online plea), and it seems many of Louis TOULOUSE's ancestors came from Normandy. So perhaps my next trip to Europe will include a side trip there . . .

Martha Sue Kneib

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  • Benjamin Franklin Washburn (56 KB)
    August 8, 1835 - August 21, 1916
  • Martha Ellen McGrew Washburn (71 KB)
    May 4, 1832 - April 1, 1912
  • William Madison Phillips (48 KB)
    December 7, 1813 - August 19, 1886. Founder of the first free school in Calhoun County, Illinois. Building still stands (barely) just off the Michael-Hamburg Road.
  • Lucretia Phillips and Estella Toulouse (52 KB)
    Lucretia Phillips, daughter of William Madison Phillips, (1846-1934) and one of her daughters, my gr-grandmother, Estella Lucretia Toulouse (1884-1963). Photo taken circa 1895-1900.
  • Lillie Katherine Wilkerson (1888-1956) (59 KB)
    Lillie holding daughter Sarah Martha Washburn (1909-1992). Also with her is her son Ruel Norris Washburn (b 1905). Ruel has passed on but I do not have the date.
  • Emma Adeline Pace (1891-1986) (50 KB)
    Known to her family as "Mom Bowman," Emma married Guy Astor "Casey" Bowman in May of 1912.
  • The DeLongs and their Relations, 1921 (113 KB)
    Much of the clan after a large Sunday dinner (don't those women look exhausted?). For a complete list of all in the photo, see attached file delongfamily.txt
  • Joel Anderson Warford (1844-1930) & 4 daughters (43 KB)
    Joel was a Sgt in the 14th Kentucky Cavalry and was wounded in action several times. The four daughters with him in this picture are (back, l-r) Allison, Nannie, (front, l-r) Katie, Miranda Frances (my gr-grandmother).

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  • DeLong Family photo text (1 KB)
    The complete list of who's in the DeLong family photo of 1921. The house behind them, built in 1838, still stands, but just barely. It was rehabbed in the 1970s but the new owner has let it become overgrown. It is now completely covered in trees, vines, and other vegetation.

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