Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Seviers In Tennessee


Near the western borders of settlement, or in the neighborhood of Clarksville, Valentine Sevier, brother of John, had a station with several others north of him on Red River. These were only a few of the better known settlers living in the Mero District in 1792; in their world, so small when measured in numbers of settlers, each human being was important. [Source: FLOWERING of the CUMBERLAND]

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spanish-American War

The author of the book, Russell A. Alger, who was the Secretary of War during the Spanish-American War, married Huldana Annette Henry, who was my son-in-law's 1st cousin 4x removed.

Jim's Photo

From The Spanish-American War, by Russell Alexander Alger:

Thousands of men offered to enlist before the formal declaration of hostilities War was declared April 21, 1898.*

Saturday, April 18, 2015

An Accidental Interview

William B. Ide [biography below] built a house owned by Mr. Burchard, the uncle of President Rutherford B. Hayes, in Vermont.  That fact was disclosed in "an accidental interview."


A biographical sketch of the life of William B. Ide (also online here):

William B. Ide worked at the carpenter and joiner's trade with his father a greater part of the time till of age.

"At an accidental interview with President Hayes' uncle Burchard of Fayetteville, Newfane [Vermont], in 1876, the old gentleman, who is quite deaf, inquired of the writer about 'one William B. Ide' said he knew him well some 50 years ago that he built the house in which he (Mr. B.) then lived: and he assured me that Mr. Ide was a good and thorough workman that although his house had stood the test of the Vermont climate...".