I hope that this will be the first of many blog postings about who I am researching and things that I find about my fathers family. Like most people that enjoy genealogy, I have an account on Ancestry.com and enjoy meeting my distant cousins. I am trying to limit my genealogy research to Sundays. It seems that once I start researching time flies by and I quickly use up hours and days.
I am currently narrowing and focusing my research to Benjamin Foss. Benjamin Foss was in the first United States Naval battle in the Revolutionary War in Machias, Maine. I believe that I am a descendant of Benjamin Foss. I am trying to locate birth and marriage records of my ancestors to prove this out. If you have any information that could help me, please share. It would be very appreciative.
Here is my line to Benjamin Foss:
- Benjamin Foss
- Benjamin Foss m Anna Miller
- Salome Foss m William Manchester
- James Manchester m Katherine Johnson
- Milton Manchester m Mertie Church
- Florence Manchester m Philmore Smith, Sr
- Philmore Smith, Jr m Deborah Crooker
The picture shown here is of William Manchester. William married the granddaughter of Benjamin Foss. We are very fortunate to have a copy of this photograph.
Each week I will take the time to post what my research turns up.
More to come…..