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Sibling Saturday: Mary Jane (Roberts) Blount and Family, 1892

Mary Jane (Roberts) Blount and her husband Samuel H. Blount, holding baby Harry R. Blount.
Mary Jane (Roberts) Blount and her husband Samuel H. Blount, holding baby Harry R. Blount.

Roberts Family (Click for Family Tree)

Image taken at “The Homeplace” of John Roberts and his wife Elizabeth Ann (Murrell) Roberts, Mary Jane’s parents.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Cropped from larger image- see Treasure Chest Thursday: The John Roberts and Elizabeth Ann Murrell Roberts Family in 1892 at http://heritageramblings.net/2014/02/06/the-john-roberts-and-elizabeth-ann-murrell-roberts-family-in-1892/

 

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Sibling Saturday: Jason Lee Roberts and Family

Jason Lee Roberts Family, 1892, Jasper County, Iowa. From left: Orphan B. Roberts, Oca S. Roberts, Julia (French) Roberts, Guy L. Roberts sitting on fence, and Jason Lee Roberts.
Jason Lee Roberts Family, 1892, Jasper County, Iowa. From left: Orpha B. Roberts and Oca S. Roberts (not sure which is which), Julia (French) Roberts, Guy L. Roberts sitting on fence, and Jason Lee Roberts.

Roberts Family (Click for Family Tree)

Jason Lee Roberts (1859-1940) was the second son of John S. Roberts and Elizabeth Ann (Murrell) Roberts.

Orphan B. Roberts is the older of the two sisters, but she was very small- only 4’8″ as an adult. So the smaller girl in this picture may actually be Orpha. Any readers out there who can tell us definitively which sister is the taller in this picture?

More to come about the family in an upcoming post.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Family treasure chest of photos, cropped from the original larger picture of all the descendants of John S. Roberts and Elizabeth Ann (Murrell) Roberts.
  2. For original, large image please see also Treasure Chest Thursday: The John Roberts and Elizabeth Ann Murrell Roberts Family in 1892 at http://heritageramblings.net/2014/02/06/the-john-roberts-and-elizabeth-ann-murrell-roberts-family-in-1892/.

 

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Family history is meant to be shared, but the original content of this site may NOT be used for any commercial purposes unless explicit written permission is received from both the blog owner and author. Blogs or websites with ads and/or any income-generating components are included under “commercial purposes,” as are the large genealogy database websites. Sites that republish original HeritageRamblings.net content as their own are in violation of copyright as well, and use of full content is not permitted. 
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Housekeeping- Again

"We Help Mommy" c 1956
            “We Help Mommy” c 1956

 

Well, the latest automatic update from WordPress broke the blog.

It’s REALLY broken.

I’m so sorry.

 

It’s bad timing too.

We are working on fixing it but it looks like it is going to take a bit of research, work, and likely redesign.

 

Any family out there willing to take on the technical aspects of the blog so I can just research and write??

 

Happy Blogiversary, HeritageRamblings!

Buster Brodie in a group of Little People, 07 October 1928 in Culver City, California at the Hunt Hotel. Autographed "To Ruth & Harry From Buster Brodie." (Click to enlarge.)
Buster Brodie, in a group of Little People, 07 October 1928 in Culver City, California at the Hunt Hotel. Autographed “To Ruth & Harry From Buster Brodie.”  Second tallest, standing in back to left of center. Buster Brodie was the stage name of Max Broida. (Click to enlarge.)

Broida Family Beerbower Family (Click for Family Tree)

Today is the ‘blogiversary’ of Heritage Ramblings! We started writing two years ago and have told a whole lot of family stories since then.

This has been a good year for our genealogy but challenging to find time to research and write. I know, I should write shorter posts but hey, don’t you want the full story? I have tried to utilize the series feature more so posts can be shorter, but the software is clunky, so until they work out the bugs, I am not fussing with it.

Writing the stories also helps one to find the ‘holes’ in the research, so thus ends up taking a lot more time to finish. Adding social history is important too, I think- we can’t understand our ancestors and their lives unless we know the context of the times. But that is more time and research, though I do really enjoy it. Knowing when to stop researching and start writing is tough!

The blog has been great ‘cousin bait’ as well as bait for artifacts to find their true home. A number of persons have found me through the blog, and the above picture of Buster Brodie/Max Broida was generously returned to family after being found in an antique shop in Texas.

We were very fortunate this past year that the Marion County Historical Society shared so many images with us including the Samuel T. Beerbower Family Bible, and quite a lot of portraits, mostly of the family of Sam’s wife, Irene Peters Beerbower. We have posted quite a few, but a number of stories are still coming about the Peters family. They are fresh research subjects but I think I am getting close to ‘finished’ and can get the information posted in the near future. Even though the Peters families are distant collateral kin, it is great to use the blog to get any family stories out there- we don’t want them lost.

Our good deed in telling the Peters’ stories has been rewarded. A researcher found us through the blog, and contacted me saying they had a prayer book that belonged to Sam Beerbower. It had been given to him during his hospital convalescence during the Civil War, and ended up in their very distantly-related family. Even though Sam is not my direct ancestor, they were kind enough to send it on (well insured and tracked), and it is lovingly preserved in our home. It is amazing to hold it close in hand, knowing that Sam likely kept it in his pocket, close to heart, as he was healing from his terrible wounds. We know he was a religious man later in life, but was that possibly because of this book and experiences in the Civil War? We probably won’t know unless letters or a diary are found, but will be posting the pages from it soon.

Thanks so much for reading the blog! We hope you enjoy the family stories, and we look forward to those that are still to come. If you have more information and/or artifacts, please use our “Contact Us” page to share. There are so many little pieces of our family tree spread out all over the country, and it is wonderful to bring some of them together to tell a bit of a life story.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Use our search box at the top right to read more about any of these stories. To browse a particular family link, use the ‘Family Trees’ drop-down menu and all associated posts will be listed along with pedigree charts.

 

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We would love to read your thoughts and comments about this post (see form below), and thank you for your time! All comments are moderated, however, due to the high intelligence and persistence of spammers/hackers who really should be putting their smarts to use for the public good instead of spamming our little blog.
 

Original content copyright 2013-2015 by Heritage Ramblings Blog and pmm.

Family history is meant to be shared, but the original content of this site may NOT be used for any commercial purposes unless explicit written permission is received from both the blog owner and author. Blogs or websites with ads and/or any income-generating components are included under “commercial purposes,” as are the large genealogy database websites. Sites that republish original HeritageRamblings.net content as their own are in violation of copyright as well, and use of full content is not permitted.
 
Descendants and researchers MAY download images and posts to share with their families, and use the information on their family trees or in family history books with a small number of reprints. Please make sure to credit and cite the information properly.
 
Please contact us if you have any questions about copyright of our blog material.

A Bit of Blog Housekeeping Again…

"We Help Mommy" c 1956
“We Help Mommy” c 1956

 

Remember that Little Golden Book? We Help Mommy was one of my/our favorites, as it was for most of the little girls of the 1950s.

My time for cleaning house and writing more blog posts, researching, or even just wasting my time has been lost to blog spammers, especially recently. My email inbox is clogged with spam day after day, and every time I check it there are at least a few more- one time, 30!!! Yes, it is not big, heavy, hard work to click a bunch of keys to mark a comment as spam, but they have worn me down for now. So comments will be closed, not just moderated, for a while anyway. I do encourage you to please use the “Contact Us” form if you like blog posts, have questions, can add something to a post or correct it, or are related and we don’t know it.

Thanks for your understanding.

 

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