Mayflower Update

Will of Jacob Sowles excerpt from the will of Jacob Sowle As of this writing, I have not heard from the Wisconsin chapter of the Mayflower Society regarding our application. I have recently reached out to the National Society and am awaiting their reply. In the meantime, I have begun compiling some documents that link … Continue reading Mayflower Update

Mystery Monday

Gramma Holmes This is a puzzling picture from the Ehle side of the tree. My husband's grandmother labeled this picture as "Gramma Holmes, the mother of Jane Holmes Smith." Gramma said she was called "Smith Holmes Smith" - as in she was married twice. The problem is that Jane Holmes Smith isn't Jane HOLMES Smith, … Continue reading Mystery Monday

Ancestors in Salem, Massachusetts

Goodale/Goodall/Goodell Family We had always been aware that my husband had New England ancestry. His grandmother had been told stories of Patriot ancestors that fought during the Revolutionary War and she had passed those stories on to her children and grandchildren. That particular branch - the Ehle family - had come to the colonies in … Continue reading Ancestors in Salem, Massachusetts