When Ancestors Are Missing From Census Records

Last week, I shared how researching relatives on the census records with my great-great-grandfather led me to breaking through a brick wall and discovering who his parents were. However, he was not listed on the 1870 census with his parents. … Continued

Presidential Wives: Caroline Carmichael Fillmore

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Caroline Carmichael McIntosh Fillmore was the second wife of President Millard Fillmore. The couple married after he left the White House and she never actually served in the role of First Lady. Caroline Carmichael was born on October 21, 1813 … Continued

First Ladies: Abbey Fillmore

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Mary Abigail Fillmore was the daughter of President Millard Fillmore. Due to her mother’s ill health, she often served as White House hostess. She was born on March 27, 1832 and named after her mother, who was Abigail Powers, before … Continued

First Ladies: Abigail Powers Fillmore

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Abigail Powers Fillmore was a teacher to her husband, before the two married. Abigail Powers was born on March 13, 1798 in Stillwater, New York. She was the daughter of Rev. Lemuel and Abigail Newland Powers. Shortly after Abigail’s death, … Continued

Researching People with your relatives on the Census Records

In searching for my great-great-grandfather I hit a stump. I found him at ten years old on the 1870 census, living with a woman who was 72 years old.  However, no relationship or additional information was provided. I was stumped.  … Continued

First Ladies: Mary Elizabeth Taylor Bliss

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Mary Elizabeth Bliss served as White House hostess in her ill mother’s, Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor, place. Betty, as she was called, was born on April 20, 1824.  She was the youngest of the Taylor children and one of three … Continued

First Ladies: Margaret “Peggy” Mackall Smith Taylor

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Margaret “Peggy” Mackall Smith Taylor is said to have prayed that her husband would not win the election for the Presidency. Margaret Mackall Smith was born on September 21, 1788 to Walter and Ann “Peggy” Mackall Smith.  She was most … Continued

Presidents: Zachary Taylor

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Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, a hero in the Mexican-American War and the only President to come from Louisiana. He was born on November 24, 1784 in Barboursville, Virginia to Richard and Sarah Dabney Taylor.  … Continued

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