Ole Larson's Folks

Category: Stories

Early Life Martha Bennett (m. Myers, 1763- 1851, my 4th great-grandmother), is a featured character in several histories, including “Families of the Wyoming Valley…” Even more so her father, Thomas Bennett, one of the very first settlers in that place. Mrs. Myers was born in Scituate, Rhode Island, January 15…

A New Batch of Royalty In the course of my research, I uncovered a whole new line from my mother, Reatha Myers Larson, back to the royalty of medieval Europe, by way of a scheming duke named Henry Stafford, about whom more below. This  time, the line is linked to…

Bayeux

Conquerors,Vikings, and Saints Following up on a comment by cousin Lois, I did some research on the so-called Norman Conquest of England, by William the Conqueror in 1066. A bloody year in a bloody century, to be sure, and one of the most studied periods in medieval history. William*, you…

Disclaimer To assert, as I do in this series, that these ancient figures were my ancestors, is not good genealogical practice, since none of the popular genealogies linking me to them are backed up by reliable sources. Hell, no such sources even exist for what we call the Dark Ages…

Tracing the Slettens. Started with no patronym for Gunder, Engebret, Mathea, Ole, Edward. Did have precise birth dates for Gunder and Engebret. Guessed Olsen and turned out correct. All records are from Ringebu parish. Olsen was later confirmed by Aline and Clarice, and by the gravestone of father “Ole E…

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