Cecil Robert Kirby

Clearly I am a few weeks behind on the #52Ancestors challenge as I am just now writing about Father’s Day. I wrote about my father, Louis Albert Kirby, back in January, so this post is about the man he learned how to father from. Here’s the facts: Cecil Rober Kirby was born 16 December 1910 … More Cecil Robert Kirby

Robert Daines

With the #52Ancestors prompt “Going to the Chapel” I immediately thought about looking at the first chapel built in Hyde Park, Utah, because I already knew that my Great Great Grandfather Thomas Wright Kirby had been involved in it’s construction. Then I read over this paragraph from the history of Hyde Park, Utah from the … More Robert Daines

William Moroni Daines

Fittingly, the #52Ancestors prompt this week is Mother’s Day. I share with you a letter written by William Moroni Daines to his brothers and sisters (including Lydia Jemima Daines) about their mother, Jemima Seamons. This letter was written by William when he was 67 years old, 22 years after Jemima passed away. This letter was … More William Moroni Daines

Emily Brown

As a child I remember being told about a pioneer ancestor of mine who was buried in an unmarked grave in the Logan City Cemetery in Logan, Utah. I thought I knew the general area of the cemetery that her grave is located, but I was way off. In this week’s #52Ancestors post, “In the … More Emily Brown

Lydia Jemima Daines

It’s not easy to find a “Maiden Aunt”, the #52Ancestors prompt for this week, in my family tree. You see, we Mormons are marrying people. However, there are a few. There is no special reason why I chose to study the life of Lydia Jemima Daines. She is simply the first woman I found in … More Lydia Jemima Daines

Rachel Ann Mayer

In honor of Women’s History Month the #52Ancestors prompt this week is “Strong Woman.” It is impossible to choose the strongest woman in a family, as strength comes in many forms. In contemporary American culture it is easy to focus on women who show their strength as they venture outside of traditional female roles. However, … More Rachel Ann Mayer