William Scruby … or, “Aha,” Continued

In my last post I presented this news item from the Porter County (Indiana) Vidette of 27 August 1891. I explained how finding this article had been an “aha” moment for me because it proved that Mary (Payne) Casbon and Emma/Rachel (Payne) Slocum were sisters. With this post I want to show how the article… Continue reading William Scruby … or, “Aha,” Continued

A Visit to Ohio

aha moment noun informal. 1. a point in time, event, or experience when one has a sudden insight or realization.[1] Most of the time, genealogy research is fairly routine. You ask a question—“when was so-and-so born?”—and look for records that might answer the question. You either find the answer or you don’t, and then you… Continue reading A Visit to Ohio

From England to Indiana, Part 7

This the seventh in a series of posts reviewing a handwritten family history of Isaac Casbon and his son Thomas. I’ve been dividing it into ‘bite-sized’ chunks to keep from overwhelming myself and my readers. This post will cover Emma Scruby’s (wife of Thomas) brother James and his descendents. (Click on image to enlarge) James… Continue reading From England to Indiana, Part 7