Monday, June 28, 2010

The sea battle at Dunkirk on 18 February 1639

Wikipedia has a good, high-resolution image of the drawing by Willem van de Velde, the Elder, of the sea battle at Dunkirk on 18 February 1639. Could someone with knowledge about the upper stern pictures could tell what ships are depicted?

Friday, June 11, 2010

My ancestor, Matilda Lehman

My ancestor, Matilda Lehman, was born 18 Oct 1812. Her son, Solomon Lehman Beardsley, told the census workers twice that his mother was born in Holland. I take that to mean the Netherlands. I don't know a birth location. Earlier censuses give her birth place as Ohio (twice). Her son was the one who said that she was born in Holland. Solomon Beardsley was the father of my great-grandmother, Jesse Beardsley. One of her family was a co-founder of Miles Laboratories, and two others were presidents of the company (Andrew Hubble Beardsley and Charles Sumner Beardsley, whom I met as a young child).

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