This is my sixth post in the Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS) blog challenge 2020. The challenge is to post 10 blogs in the first 12 weeks of the year. Amos Casbon is not a new character in my blog. He can be considered the patriarch of what may be the largest branch of Casbons… Continue reading Amos in Iowa?
More About Maggie
This is my fourth post in the Guild of One-Name Studies blog challenge 2020. I have written two previous posts about Margaret—“Maggie”—Casbon (1864–1903), who was born out of wedlock as Margaret Jackson, the daughter of Mary Jackson (abt. 1833–abt. 1875). Mary Jackson married James Casbon (abt. 1813–1884) at Stretham, Cambridgeshire in 1866, when Maggie was… Continue reading More About Maggie
The Obituary of Mrs. William Biederstadt
I rely on the internet so much that it’s easy to forget that there are other ways to get information. Sometimes all it takes is a phone call. Do you remember when we used to look up numbers in the phone book? In this case, I happened to be browsing the web site of the… Continue reading The Obituary of Mrs. William Biederstadt
Margaret Casbon, 1864–1903
The original title for this post was going to be “What Happened to Margaret?” I was going to write about how female ancestors can be more difficult to trace than males. However, in the course of writing, I came upon new (to me) data sources. With the new information, some more puzzle pieces have slid… Continue reading Margaret Casbon, 1864–1903