52 Ancestors- #14 – Brick Wall #1 Moshe Jacob Samuel

Moshe Jacob Samuel is my 5th great-grandfather on my father’s side. I know I should be pleased that I have managed to trace the family back to 1795 England but I want to know more! Where did Moshe come from?  My search to prove (or disprove, which is more likely) that I have some Irish […]

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52 Ancestors – #13 – Family Loss – Jessica Samuel Gray

Alan and Jessica SamuelProbably 1935 or 1936 Today was a sad day. My Aunt Jessica was laid to rest after nearly 79 years on this earth. But this post is not really about her – it’s about maintaining family connections. Jessica was my father’s sister. After many years of being estranged, she and my father […]

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52 Ancestors – #7 – Fannie Woolf Samuel

My second great-grandmother, on my father’s side, Francis (Fannie) Woolfwas born on January 14, 1862 in New York to Barnett Woolf and the former Kate Cohen. Both her parents came to the United States from England. In 1870, Fannie was living in Brooklyn with her parents and 6 siblings. 1870 US Cenus I know nothing about […]

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #1 -Aaron L. Samuel

I have amended this post to reflect the new challenge presented by Amy Johnson Crow on her blog:  http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/ Her challenge is to blog about one ancestor each week for the entire year. The challenge fits in quite well with my Birthday Blog posts and will encourage me to “fill-in” missing weeks each  month. BTW […]

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Lawrence Samuel

Margaret Evans – Packet ship built in 1846 <!–[if supportFields]>xe “SAMUEL:Lawrence A. (b. 1846) ” \f A<![endif]–><!–[if supportFields]><![endif]–><!–[if supportFields]>xe “United Kingdom:England:Whitechapel ” \f B<![endif]–><!–[if supportFields]><![endif]–>Lawrence A. Samuel is my second great-grand-uncle, the third child of my third great-grandfather, Aaron Samuel. Lawrence was born on Dec. 27, 1846 in Whitechapel, England. In 1851 he lived with […]

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