GOALS FOR 2010
My genealogy/history goals for 2010 are:
1. Find information on my 5th great-grandparents, Thomas and Amy/Aney CLARKSON. Thomas died in Stratham, NH, in 1799 at the age of 46, leaving a wife and 4 children. His obituaries say he was from Lancashire. Family lore claims he had been in the British Army at the Battle of Bunker Hill and was severely injured. He was shipped home to recouperate. He and Amy/Aney married at the behest of both families, and they came to the United States as civilians before the end of the Revolutionary War. His son, Richard Perkinhon CLARKSON married Mary SIMPSON, probably the daughter of William SIMPSON, American Revolutionary War veteran (who supposedly served under Benedict Arnold). How about those Sunday dinner conversations?? I have nothing on AneyAmy. No maiden name, no death information. Nothing other than being listed in Thomas' will.
2. Join the Daughters of the American Revolution. This is probably more of a paper shuffle than real work at this point. Every one of my lines on BOTH sides of my family came to the United States before the end of the Revolutionary War in one fashion of another. From William BREWSTER on the Mayflower, through James and Agnes CLARKSON (no known relative to Thomas above) who sought religious freedom after lengthy prison terms in 1600s England, to Thomas (above) and William (also above), to those late-comers who served as Hessian Mercenaries, my roots here run deep in soiled drenched in soldiers' blood.
3. To finish my book. The working title is Through the Lens of Time: A Photographic Tour of Historic Tombstone. One chapter should be ready thins week. Ummm...Now about the others...
4. To index the two Justice of the Peace Dockets I have so I can do lookups effectively.
5. And above all, to be dilligent in documenting information as I find it so my research is credible.