Archive for the Genealogy Category

Simple Engineering of 19th Century Bridge Stands Test of Time

Simple Engineering of 19th Century Bridge Stands Test of Time

I’d read that the Jediah Hill covered bridge, named for my 4x great-grandfather who built it in 1850, was constructed in a queen-post truss design. My curiosity about all things related to my ancestors’ doings being insatiable, I set out to learn more: A queen-post bridge has […]

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Historical Novel Features Author’s Great-Great Grandmother: Author Interview-go-Round With Linda Ulleseit

Welcome to the next installment of Author Interview-go-Round! Today’s featured author is Linda Ulleseit. I LOVE when authors use their ancestors as characters in books, so I’m so excited to check out Under the Almond Trees! Here’s Linda’s mock interview with her great-great grandmother: INTERVIEW WITH ELLEN […]

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Read the Introduction to Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More

Read the Introduction to Fips, Bots, Doggeries, and More

Henry Rogers, a miller and my great-great-great grandfather, along with his wife and her parents, took a wagon trip from Mount Pleasant, Ohio, to New York City and then back to Ohio in the summer and fall of 1838. This was a working vacation on which the […]

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The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling

Every generation has its great storytellers. Some of the most popular authors of the 19th century are still household names: Edgar Allen Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad, Lewis Carroll, and Sir Arthur Conan […]

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Some views of the Mt. Healthy Flour Mill

Larry Pyle shared these photos of the Jediah Hill mill with me this week. I’d never seen either before. The caption on the first photo mistakenly says it’s the Clark Lane mill. Though Mr. Lane did own a mill nearby, this one was built by Jediah Hill, […]

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