The Union army appeared to be making quick work of the southern insurgency as the United States entered the new year of 1862. Recruitment offices around the north just shut down. Why keep something open when it was so clear the war was going to end and soon? But then came General McClellan's attempts to … Continue reading Volunteer! Volunteer! Brave Hearts of Allegany!
In the Sabbath Recorder, a newspaper of the Seventh Day Baptist Church, the following obituary appeared on September 20, 1860: DIED WHITE -- At the Utica State Asylum, Sept. 4th, 1860, Samuel S. White, of Independence, Allegany County, aged 64 years. Mr. White had been suffering from a partial, and at times, a total mental alienation, … Continue reading Sunday’s Obituary: “And he was prospered beyond the lot of most men”
I favor Google Chrome, a largely irrelevant opinion. We all start in the box. Dutifully we type surname and variations; we add locations or events or dates. Genealogists troll the internet for data, stories, articles, and cousins. I must admit to some success with such random meanderings; but I have felt hungry for context, for … Continue reading Tuesday Tip: Think Outside the Search Box