The Proven Children of Peter Snook and Elizabeth Simmons of Lafayette, Sussex, NJ

All hail the bachelors, spinsters and couples who never have children! These people, when they die, often leave their estates to their siblings and cousins, and through these estate records, family trees can be re-created. Often, it's the un-researched people who never marry or never have children who are the real treasures of genealogy work. … Continue reading The Proven Children of Peter Snook and Elizabeth Simmons of Lafayette, Sussex, NJ

The Different Williams Families of Sussex County, NJ

It can be very difficult to research your family when it includes a common surname like Williams. In my case, it's the Samuel H. Williams family who lives in Walpack and Frankford townships in Sussex County, New Jersey from about 1840 to 1890. Samuel's daughter, Hannah, marries Robert H. Snook. It's a mistake to assume … Continue reading The Different Williams Families of Sussex County, NJ

1755/1756 Indian Raids in Monroe, Pike and Northampton Counties in PA

During the French-Indian war, the countryside was often attacked by Indians working in alliance with the French Canadian colonial government against the British-owned colonies. These excerpts primarily from The Pennsylvania Gazette and The Maryland Gazette, but these stories are run in many of the major newspapers, including some in England. While it mentions "Northampton County," … Continue reading 1755/1756 Indian Raids in Monroe, Pike and Northampton Counties in PA