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Back in the days before faxes, emails, texting, computers & the ease of compiling your own letters for a #civilwar#pension 📃 Pension Department Oklahoma City, Okla.
Gentlemen; Joseph W. Pickens of Eufaula, Okla. A #confederate#veteran of the Civil War, died May 30/22, the above named has been drawing a pension from the Start of Oklahoma of which his wife wishes to have pension transferred to her as she is very much in need of same. So please forward application planks for her to fill out and full information with same. Please give this your earliest possible attention as she is in need of the same.
S.S. Pickens (son)
P.s. Mail application blanks to Mrs. Winnie E. Pickens, Eufaula, Okla. North B and Belt.” #technology#familyhistoryamystery ® 🕵️♂️
“Byram,-1. Nicholas Byram, according to family tradition, was the son of an English gentleman of the county of Kent, who removed to Ireland about the same time his son was born. —His father sent him age of 16 to visit his friends in Eng. in charge of a man who betrayed his trust, robbed him of his money, and sent him to the West Indies, where he was sold to service to pay his passage, after his term expired he made his was to New England and settled at Weymouth.—He m. Susanna, D. of Abraham Shaw of Dedham, and had Nicholas, Abigail, who m. Thomas Whitman, 1656, Deliverance, who m. John Porter.”—— #massachusetts#weymouth#kent#england#ireland#westindies#gentleman#history#family#ancestors#cdxxllc#documents#research 📜 #genealogy#familyhistoryamystery ® 🕵️♂️
#believe 🤨 This morning started like any other morning~ #haha 🤣 I made it to the #trainstation to park my car in the overflow lot, just in time for the 9:01 into #nyc only to realize that all the #spots have #numbers now and in order to use #parkmobile app you have to know that number, well heck I didn’t even look (last time I parked there were no #s ) call for help, gives me spot # 9101 to pay, train 🚂 departs only to stop for a delay of an hour or more 😟 that now means I’m not gonna make my 11:00 am appointment, call & it is rescheduled to 3:30pm. This gives me pretty much all day to #explore the place that gives me more of a headache 🤯 than I already have had for 6 days, #newyorkcity ~ so I hit #macys (top pic) #nypl for some #genealogy#sleuthing#christmastree 🎄the Milstein Room, the #map 🗺 of #Maine and some VIP marriage records 👰🤵onto to #saks (holiday window) and finally to the Upper East Side where my #miracle of a Doctor 👩⚕️ gives me the #magic 🔮 medicine, on my merry way and I snap the #sunset thru the #trees of #centralpark 🍁🌆🍁 finally take my Uber back to Penn Station at the exact same time as the #earthquake 🌎 end of day ends with a #ticket 🎟 for not paying (well that’s not gonna fly, I have proof that I paid) and finally home, #homesweethome 🏡 I am cursed every time I go into the city 🌃 that never sleeps .... but that folks is #life#goodnight#familyhistoryamystery ® 🕵️♂️
⛳️@presidentscup 🏆 @pga @PGA tour #America 🇺🇸‼️ Our highlights from the #presidentscup ⛳️ @presidentscup yesterday‼️ Got some great shots yesterday ~within 2 mins of hitting the 8th hole @marcleish of the #internationalteam landed the ball in trees. @jordanspieth & @preed cruising by on the 8th as well. Highlight on the 11th as @rickiefowler & @justinthomas34 right cruised right by us, cool as cucumbers 🥒 We then were right there when 🙂 #kisner 'S ball landed in the #crowd right there too! My hubby's #favorite#golfer PhilMickelson 🏌️Totally missed the chance snap a photo of @jasondayofficial riding the #golfcart during the break ~ The #spirit of the people was #awsome all day 👍 #libertynational Go #teamusa 🇺🇸‼️🇺🇸 #familyhistoryamystery ® 🕵
Last Friday I & my friend Cindy happened to be driving home from West Long Branch (a "shore town") after having gone to a cemetery full of Civil War Soldiers that has been left to grow over it's self - Which is what happens when people no longer care about the dead.
I always take the back roads home, as I was coming down the hill I noticed tomatoes 🍅 all down the side of of the road and we were laughing, until came upon SJV (Saint John Vianney H.S.). I stopped dead in my tracks. For the 1st time since I've lived around the corner they were putting the American Flag 🇺🇸 on the lawn for every person killed on 9/11. Tears brimmed my eyes as class of students added their row of flags. It was a sight to behold.
Just a few weeks before the attack my daughter @kristinchillz and I had walked all of the streets in NYC- looked at apartments because originally we were going to live in the city 🌃She balked at walking even farther down to the financial district and really did not want to go up the top of the World Trade Center, but "I said we are going. "It may a once in a lifetime do so" we got to the top and she said "Mom, I'm glad you made me do this." It was her once in a lifetime. We made a video with "Windows on the World" behind us at a kiosk, emailed to myself and laughed. Never knowing they would not be standing when we finally moved to NJ. I myself have been to all 3 sacred places and the feeling washes over you...
If you never were able to visit NYC and see the TOWERS, the void is huge even today with the addition of One World Trade.
Bless all the souls lost. 😇🇺🇸❤️ #familyhistoryamystery ® 🕵
#raindrops ☔️ keep falling on my head.... #goodmorning#sunrise Have a great day no matter what #life throws at you!
The last 2 weeks have been absolutely crazy and stressful for sure ~ my home State of Texas and hometown of Alvin was hit with Hurricane Harvey 🌀 and I along with some of my best and closest friends have started a fundraiser despite the fact that 2 of us don't live in TX. We have raised money, bought food, made food, bought clothes, provided assistance, and given hugs and tons of smiles 🙂 to people, some who had nothing to begin with.
And now Hurricane Irma has decided to do more than Grace our Southern States.
What I can tell you is that #humanity does still exist this country, the USA 🇺🇸
Count your #blessings and God Bless America ❤️🌟💙 #familyhistoryamystery ® 🕵