This I Leave – Introduction

This is my second blog and I’m still amazed that I have done even one blog.  I decided to separate the genealogy and family stories from the photography blog.

My photography can be found at AlwaysBackroads.wordpress.com

ATC 1903 diary spineThis I Leave will have the stories that I have collected and researched.  It is part of my legacy.

Every Monday I will post a month’s entry from my grandfather’s diaries.  I like the idea of starting his 1903 diary 110 years after he wrote it.  Earlier entries of family stories and Grandpa’s Diaries (1900-1902) can be found on AlwaysBackroads.wordpress.com under those tabs at the top of the page.

I will also post more sporadically family photos, stories, and recipes.  Our family is very rich in photographs.  I wouldn’t trade them for anything.  But I’m very happy to share.

Standing Mamie English, Clifford Duncan, Eliza Duncan English, Frank English, James Cation Duncan, Nettie Patchen Duncan.  Seated:  Eliza Cation Duncan, Belle English, Thomas Duncan, Howard Duncan.  About 1882.

Standing (L-R): Mamie English, Clifford Duncan, Eliza Duncan English, Frank English, James Cation Duncan, Nettie Patchen Duncan. Seated: Eliza Cation Duncan, Belle English, Thomas Duncan, Howard Duncan. About 1882.

Eliza Cation Duncan and Thomas Duncan were our immigrant couple.  They came from Scotland in 1842.

In this photo are their son James Cation Duncan with his wife Nettie Patchen Duncan – they are my great grandparents.  James’ son Clifford is here.  His mother was James’ first wife, Anna English, sister of Frank.  Anna died in 1877.

Also here are Thomas and Eliza’s daughter, Eliza Duncan English, her husband Frank English, their daughters Belle and Mamie.

5 thoughts on “This I Leave – Introduction

  1. In 2008 I started a blog about genealogy in French, then in 2009 added an English version to reach for distant relatives in the U.S. I have not stop finding new relatives since.

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