Friday, July 16, 2021

Odds and Sods

Bought some Navy Gin at the likker sto.  Forgot to get Absinthe.  Will go back.

Currently reading this.  It's good.  Like candy.  Moscow for a Count in the 20s and 30s.  I may have mentioned it?  I don't want to read it fast because I am trying to savor it.  A Gentleman in Moscow.

Doing Genealogy.  There was family lore that some direct relative was on the Mayflower.  None of the names in the 1600s on MY list match the passenger list.  Quite a few "Born in 15-sumthing in town in England, died in mid 16-sumthing in town in Massachusetts."  So, 4th boat over?  6th?  Dragged their feet enough to keep me out of the nicer Back-Bay social clubs.

Also, family lore said direct relatives were Civil War vets.  Nope  Maybe one.  Correct age range and his tombstone says, "Lieutenant T-Bolt" on it.  Another relative was a confirmed private in the Continental Army late 1770 to earl 1780s.  Couldn't get a promotion, huh?  Didn't want the responsibilities of Corporal?  Anyway.  Nice.  

Other relatives are the correct age to serve in the Civil War, and lived in Upstate New York.  Dairy and cheese men.  Dunno how they got out of it.  Not wealthy, so hard to pay for a substitute.  A story that wasn't passed down.  Draft dodgers.

1 comment:

ProudHillbilly said...

My Felton line didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they shipped not so much later. Perhaps your ancestors and mine knew each other.