Monthly Archives: November 2015

John Smalley Marriage Proof

How I Found My 8th Great-grandparents Marriage Record Through DNA testing I was able to connect my 2nd great-grandfather Charles Smalley to John Smalley/Smaley of Plymouth Colony. My cousins and I all found transcribed marriage records for John and an … Continue reading

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Tell You My Story

I’ve been told not to get hung up on name spellings but it is hard.  I was born a DASHEL.  My father told us that his last name was spelled Daeschle when his father immigrated from Odessa. He also told … Continue reading

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John Smalley — Pilgrim to Plymouth Colony

John Smalley was my 8th great-grandfather: He arrived in Plymouth Colony (Massachusetts) in 1632 from England. Where and when he was born is not documented. There are many documents from Plymouth Colony that mention John. He served on several juries … Continue reading

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A Different Time

Lucky us, to live in the Skagit Valley during the Great Depression and World War II. We grew vegetables and berries, had fruit trees, and kept chickens on our Sedro-Woolley plot and got dairy products from farms on the edge … Continue reading

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Peter Rasar

Peter was born in 1847 in Blount County, Tennesee. He made his first journey to Skagit County, Washington in 1884 travelling by train to Seattle, then by steamer to LaConner where he continued his journey to Edison then onward to … Continue reading

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