Category Archives: Heirlooms

List of inherited family heirlooms, their origins, and the stories and history that surrounds them.

HYDE HEIRLOOMS – TWO CENTURIES- TWO SILVER SPOONS

HYDE HEIRLOOMS – TWO CENTURIES- TWO SILVER SPOONS Heirlooms are the tangible evidence of an ancestor’s existence. It is something you can grasp and picture them using.  For nearly 200 years the descendants of Joshua and Sally Hyde preserved two … Continue reading

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ORCUTTs at the Easel

Is there an artist in your family, either professional or amateur?  If your ancestor left only one piece of artwork, what impressions might you attribute to the artist? In my earlier post, I wrote about the Orcutt family portraits of … Continue reading

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ORCUTT FAMILY PORTRAITS

Walk into many antique stores and you find photographs and portraits lost or discarded by families. Who were these people? How did their images end up in an antique store or even at a Cracker Barrel restaurant? Did no one … Continue reading

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The Traveling Trunk

  TALES OF A TRAVELING STEAMER TRUNK If your family heirloom could talk, what stories would it tell? The steamer travel trunk I inherited has 120 years of travel tales to share. My 2x great-grandparents, Clinton Delos Orcutt, and Anna … Continue reading

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FAMILY HEIRLOOMS – MASONIC MEDAL

THOMAS A. NICHOLS – MASONIC MEDAL     The NICHOLS family has just one other heirloom besides the Latin Bible noted in the preceding blog.  It’s a  Masonic Medal awarded to Thomas A. NICHOLS in 1882 by the Pennsylvania, Anthracite Lodge F&AM … Continue reading

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Family Heirlooms -Latin Bible- 1581

FAMILY HEIRLOOMS Thanks to the prompting of a fellow Genealogy Blogger, Jeanne Bryan Insalaco of Everyone Has a Story, a blogging theme for November is to write about our family heirlooms and share their origins and stories. Those of us … Continue reading

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