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Dog-eared old scrapbooks are wonderful, but sometimes they create questions. Was the pained expression on Grandma Grocock's face due to a fashionably too-tight corset? Was she angry with Grandpa or just plain worn out from bearing 14 children? Circuit-rider Grandpa Griffith looks so stern in his photo I suspect he never "spared the rod and spoiled the child." But I don't know. And how did he ride the circuit? Was his horse an old nag or a thoroughbred? I know Grandpa Billington got into the gun powder on the Mayflower, but I wonder why he came. Did his mother cry and kiss him good-by when he got on the boat? Did the voyage make him seasick? Grandma Baker looks so sad. Was it because she didn't want her picture taken in that old dress, or was she having a premonition she would become a young Civil War widow? Questions, questions. Cause to dig a little deeper. And hunt for more scrapbooks. Sometimes they provide answers, as well. Our scrapbook contains various items and photographs contributed and not elsewhere classified. A page seems to be missing. Is it yours?
Descendants of John Watson Bearrup by Judith Board
David Bourie - photograph of early Noble County Pioneer - contributed by Ann Hoff
Ward Bradford - First
resident of Hawpatch. - A detailed journal of his life and times contributed
by Judy Palmaffy
Descendants of John French Brothwell contributed by Judith Board
Broughton Family Tree - a link to Debbie Broughton's Records
Love Letters of John W Bryant
and Elvira Harmon - submitted by Cheryl Harmon Bills
Cromwell facts - including contributions by Dan Replogle
Fisher Letter - a letter written by C. H. Fisher to his father, A. C. Fisher, in 1867.
Francisco Ancestors - article by Lawrence Sullivan on the history of the Francisco family. Includes surnames Latta and Sullivan.
Ocie and Nim Norris Hathaway - photograph, includes Aunt Id Buell and Uncle Nate Hathaway.
George and Martha Hilliard - photo at their home in Brimfield - contributed by Tom Stevens
Thurlo C Holcomb, Noble County Educator and Historian
Family - a link to Down at Latta's Mill -
by Larry Sullivan
Leader Of Blacklegs Caught - by Larry Sullivan
Ligonier Facts 1870-71 - Contributed by Dan Replogle
Christian Chapel History -
contributed by Dave Winebrenner
Moree Family - Link to Moree Family History by Better Butcher Topp
County Connections - personal
website of Annette DeHoff, with
surnames DeHoff, Homsher, Strouss, Whan, Jeffries,
Preston Letters - contributed by Sasha Stanley
Routsong-Jennings Photos -
contributed by Donna
Ruderman - About Abe, Morris and Louis Ruderman, LaOtto onion farmers.
Family - a link to
the official website of "Shambaughs International"
Simmons Family - contributed by Burt Fuller
John A Smith
- family photograph of a Ligonier
Smith family - Husband of
Catherine (Jackson) Smith and father of Charles,
Thomas, Grover, George, Frank and Mary (Smith) Gibson.
of David and Philippina Strauss -
a link that includes Strouss and Strouse
families - by
West Christian Advocate - by Annette DeHoff
Helen Walker and Henry Jeaneret - photograph contributed by Jeanne Aruguelles
Samuel Wilson - The original Uncle Sam, buried at Merriam - by Wilmer Walker
Lake Mint Harvest - contributed
by Dave Winebrenner
Who Is This?
Noble Notes: The trouble with having a place for everything
is that it gets filled up with everything else.