I saw on your blog that you have a journal from John James Raley. He is my gggreat-grandfather's brother. I'm very much interested in knowing more about the journal and hoping to see more posts on it. How did you get the journal?
I found your blog by searching RALEY and couldn't find your email address or your last name on it. I was hoping you would be on Genealogywise so I searched by your first name and then identified you by your photo.