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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Travel Tuesday

My X-Husband Brian Rowley and I went to Madison, WI to trace his Frederick line and we got some death certificates and land records. What a journey we had. Here are some photo's of our trip.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tuesaday Tip

Document, document, document,

The importance of documentation is very important.

I will start with my Kubberness line:

Johann Frederick Theodor Kubbernus his wife Johanna Wilhemina Hamp and their children came to America on the ship the "Trave"

Their children:
Bertha Caroline Maria
Augusta Sophia Louise
Wihelmina Christina Dorothea
Freda Johanna Caroline Sophia
Carl Frederick Martin Heinrich
Wilhelm John
Frederick William
They boarded the ship on Sep 1888 and arrived in New York on Sep 21, 1888. They left Lavin, Mecklenburg, Germany for Bremen/Southampton Germany then to England and on to New York.
They settled in Pecatonic, Illinois, my grandfather Frederick William settled in Arlington, South Dakota.
Document where your family came from and how they got to America and their trip here. The voyage and arrival, who was waiting for them if anyone.
Use maps and atlas to locate your ancestor's journey and emigration patterns, the towns they lived in. You can also look up railroad maps it was a major impact on families during their time. The Rand McNally Map Store is a great place to start. 

This is tool is great for creating and maintaining your family health history. They have printable reports, includes medical pedigree charts, genogram, and lots more.  You can check out this article at familytreemagazine at this link.

Census Sunday

Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge, Virginia 1880 Census

John B Knick was born in 1827 in Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge, VA and died 1898 in same place. He married Nancy Rhoads Phillips, she was born 1832 in Augusta County, VA and died 1914 in Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge, VA. Their children were Missouri, John  Alex, Samuel, Sarah and Fannie

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Madness

I am stuck!!!! This has been driving me nuts...Where in Kentucky are my ancestor's from?

John Edgar Robertson was born 10 March 1804 in Kentucky, died Feb 26, 1876 in Washington, IA

He married Abigail Cowen born Nov 13, 1812 and died July 22, 1838 in Kentucky.


Mary Frances Robertson born Feb 2, 1832 in Ky, spouse unknown Glenn, daughter Zelda A Glenn born 1857 in IA

Hugh M Robertson born Apr 13, 1836 in KY died July 12, 1863 in Jackson, MS

Alexander Cowen Robertson born 1838 in KY died May 20, 1896 in Sioux City, IA spouse Elizabeth Jane Cavit.

George Turner Robertson born Aug 29, 1841, died 1863.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sibling Sunday

I have two brothers Frederick "Rick" George Kubberness he is named after both my grandfathers.
Rick is very computer smart and loves music, he had his own DJ business. He loves Star Trek and has all of them on DVD.  He's very smart and funny. He is very sensitive and is very close to our mom.

My other brother Raymond "Ray" Donald Kubberness is named after my dad and Uncle Ray Robertson. He works at Pet smart Distribution center as a manger. He is also a volunteer fire fighter.
He has three kids Michael Allen Kubberness, Michaela Rae Kubberness and Tavis Cole Parker. Raymie is the funny one in the family. He has a beautiful heart and very giving.
Tavis Parker

Ray, Michael & Michaela Kubberness

Ray Kubberness 
Rick Kubberness 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Seeking help on Robertson line

I am asking for some help from you. I have tried to find Alexander Cowen Robertson's Birth place in Kentucky. Any suggestions? Here is the information I have on him.

Alexander Cowen Robertson was born July 8, 1838 in Kentucky, died may 20, 1896 in Sioux City, Iowa, Married Dec 23, 1863 in Washington, Iowa.

Alexander Cowen Robertson's death record

Biography Alexander Cowen Robertson

Alexander married Elizabeth Jane Cavit born Aug 26, 1843 in Beaver Dam, PA, died Feb 8, 1903 in Sioux City, IA


Elmer Allsworth Robertson born May 9, 1864, died May 15, 1924 in verndale, MN.

John Edgar Robertson born Aug 17, 1866 in Washington, IA, died Nov 26, 1954 in Sioux City, IA, married Jan 13, 1921 in Council Bluffs, IA at St. patricks Catholic Church to Mary Ursula Becker.

Charles Winfield Robertson born Aug 4, 1869, died March 5, 1901 in Sioux City, IA

Robert Robertson born 1870, died June 17, 1925, died Feb 10, 1870 in Sioux City, IA

Ella Mae Robertson born Dec 27, 1871, died  June 17, 1925 in Verndale, MN. Married to Earl Bennett Johnson.

Bessie Anna Robertson born Nov 9, 1873, died Oct 22, 1943 in Cresco, IA, married to Dana Wyman Warren.

George Leslie Robertson born Oct 6, 1875, died 1891 in Sioux City, IA

Nina Alda Robertson born Nov 5, 1877, died Sept 9, 1958 in Verndale, MN, married to Fred Victor Johnson

Ralph Cavit Robertson born May 9, 1880, died Feb 5, 1951 in Sioux City, IA, married Etta Emily Bourreh.

Ruch Cowen Robertson born May 9, 1880, died April 26, 1938, married to Charoleette Crotty

Alexander and his wife Elizabeth lived in South Dakota for a time farming on 160 acres in 1890 he decided to take his covered wagon and move his family to Sioux City, IA because it was to hot and to many grasshoppers in SD.

Please help me find Alexander's birth place in Kentucky

His parents were John Edgar Robertson and Abigail Cowen.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Whiting Line

J. W & Lucy Whiting

Hattie E Whiting

 Joseph Whiting Grave
Joseph Whiting Census

Lucy Whiting Grave

Rev Samuel Whiting Grave

 Samuel Whiting Grave
Thomas Whting Crest

The Griffin, Ship the Whiting's came to America on.