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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

Michael Frederick ZehM, b. circa 1710, d. 15 July 1763
Catherine Vanderpool F, b. circa 1725 Last week I posted information on John See. Tonight I'll tell you a little bit about his parents, Michael Fredeick Zeh and Catherine Vanderpool, my fifth great-grandparents.
Little is known of this family until about 1749, when the Sees set out to view the land of the south branch of the Potomac. It is said soon after this territory was open for settlement Frederick, perhaps with his father, journeyed there. He is thought to have made the entire trip on foot which is a distance of 500 miles round trip. In 1750 this family of Sees journeyed to Virginia to the Kanawha Valley, the land opened up for settlement. Listings of Greenbrier District of county settlers show Frederick See had 480 acres on May 1, 1751. His nephew Felty Yokeham also had 480 acres near him at this same time. Five months later George See is listed with 368 acres, John See with 250 acres. Other See families who came, settled i…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks -- Week 1

Saw this challenge at NoStoryTooSmall,, to blog about an ancestor each week, for a total of 52 during the year. I'm kind of slow getting started, but better late than never.  I thought I would begin the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge with the ancestor who first got me into DAR, my 4th great grandfather, John See.
John was taken hostage at age six by Shawnee Indians as part of the Muddy Creek Massacre. I'll delve into this story more next week.  
An agreement was reached where all the prisoners were to be released. The three sons of Frederick See were taken to Ft. Pitt, Virginia. However, the youngest, John, escaped the first night of his release, rejoining his captors. John See spent several more months with his captors until his Uncle Adam could again secure his release. Tradition is that John's behavior caused his aunt to throw her hands up in despair during her attempts to civilize him. John was raised by his uncle Adam Se…

Fall is in the air

Beautiful day in Iowa. Fall is in the air--my favorite time of the year. Started my day out with my Daughters of the American Revolution. meeting with a new Regent and officers and some new ideas on encouraging getting to know each other and lots of great new projects and ideas. The Daughters of the American Revolution is an organization with a deeply rich history while also being truly relevant in today’s world. More than 930,000 women have joined the organization since it was founded close to 125 years ago. They became members to honor their heritage as well as make a difference in their communities across the country and the world. To Learn more about the amazing history of the DAR and what members are doing today to continue that legacy visit 
Daughters of the Ameican Revolution.

Had family over for dinner yesterday and today. Last night it was daughter, son-in-law, three oldest grands, and grand dog over for homemade pizza and game night. Last night' shame was Monopoly Empire…