This is the drive entering the family property where generations lived, met, fell in love, married, raised children and made my family history.
Have any of you read "The Midwife's Tale" by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich? It is the journal of Martha Moore Ballard, a midwife in Hallowell, ME in the 1700's. Ms. Ulrich's book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1991. If you have, you have already visited with one of my ancestors. Martha Moore Ballard is my 5 x great grandmother on my mother's side. My effort to deal with the collective family history will begin on this side of the family with Martha Ballard's great grandson, my great- great grandfather, Charles Kendall Nichols.
Author: Harriet Monroe
With this history in the form of a timeline I hope to explore my own family history and get to know my ancestors.