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Favorite Photograph

Favorite Photograph

 

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I have many photographs in my possession from the middle 1800’s all the way to 2018. With the invention of Facebook, I can highlight my pictures and tell stories about them. I entertain family, friends, and the public across Facebook’s spectrum.

My 2nd Great Grandfather, Joseph Franklin Ackerman, was a fiddler player from Harrison County, Indiana which is located on the Ohio River right across from Louisville, Kentucky. The picture I have picked out is the Ackerman family standing on the steps of their home with bespectacled Joe Ackerman proudly holding his fiddle, a serious strong man in the middle, along with Joe Junior or Ed Ackerman, another son, leaning on the strong man.

Joe Senior was born on December 10, 1846 in Floyd County, Indiana. His father and mother were born in France, and migrated to Pennsylvania where they settled and had 2 children. They moved to Floyd County, Indiana and from there, moved to Harrison County, Indiana.
Joe Sr. and sons were house painters and chicken farmers. Local newspaper kept up with Joe and his boys of what building or house they were painting that day. Further research into Joe Sr. life shows he was in the US Infantry during the Indian Wars, serving from 1869 to 1871.
Newspaper articles chronicle his comings and goings across the Ohio River visiting family in Kentucky, and family from Kentucky coming to visit in Indiana. Newspapers reported all the parties where he played his fiddle. Friends and relatives danced through the night to Uncle Joe’s fiddle playing along with his son and friend accompanying him with a banjo and guitar.

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Here I sit trying to set up my new laptop my husband gave me for Christmas. I will have to buy Microsoft Word program since the laptop does not have this program. I decided to use the 30-day trial, and then figure out the next step of whether buying or subscribing to the program.

Another ‘start’ for me is my New Year Resolution writing and publishing short stories and essays. To start this adventure, I decided to use the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks as an inspiration to write. Next step is to buy a Writers Almanac to see where I may send my writings. This serves as killing two birds with one stone, the revenue I hopefully will receive will help pay my student loans off and will make me sit and write during the week.
The last ‘start’ for me will be organizing my family history into a written story, as I will try and combine the 52 weeks into one big story. As we all know, we are never finished with our researching, but it is nice to pull it together every 40 years or so to show off what we have found.

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Update on Arsinoe Martin’s Gravestone

FB_IMG_1515893775382As previously posted on this blog, there is a go fund me site to raise money for Arsinoe Martin’s gravestone. Arsinoe was a Civil War nurse from Elkhart County, Indiana and we have named our Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic Circle #78 after her.

The gravestone has been replaced, and here is the new stone’s debut!

 

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Here I sit trying to set up my new laptop my husband gave me for Christmas. I will have to buy Microsoft Word program since the laptop does not have this program. I decided to use the 30-day trial, and then figure out the next step of whether buying or subscribing to the program.

Another ‘start’ for me is my New Year Resolution writing and publishing short stories and essays. To start this adventure, I decided to use the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks as an inspiration to write. Next step is to buy a Writers Almanac to see where I may send my writings. This serves as killing two birds with one stone, the revenue I hopefully will receive will help pay my student loans off and will make me sit and write during the week.
The last ‘start’ for me will be organizing my family history into a written story, as I will try and combine the 52 weeks into one big story. As we all know, we are never finished with our researching, but it is nice to pull it together every 40 years or so to show off what we have found.

 

#52ancestorchallenge

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Raising money for a gravestone adventure

Click on.the gofundme me page and consider donating a dollar or two to help replace an.old broken stone.

The lady that is buried there is Arsinoe Martin, who was a Civil War nurse from Elkhart County, Indiana. She was a Patriot and had great empathy for “her boys” who she nursed. She died from typhoid which she contracted from the field hospital. She died at home and is buried in a small cemetery here in the county.

https://www.gofundme.com/arsinoe-martin-civil-war-memorial

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