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This is the blog site of an old man. As a native Californian I call myself a prune picker. I live in a fifth wheel trailer. My front door is 25 steps from my daughter’s front door in the Piney Woods of North Louisiana. My blogs are often silly and or trivial, and some times educational and serious. I hope that some are interesting. None are long.
Preparing these blogs seems to fill a need in my life. I am compelled to do it. It helps fill the time until I die. It gives me something to do everyday.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
In June of 1833 cholera started killing people in the Lexington, Kentucky area. Within 10 days 1500 people were sick, and were dying at the rate of 50 per day. This was in a population of 7000. A total of 500 died. You can visualize how terrible this was. One family of 19 lost 17 people. Probably more of my ancestors died in addition to my great grandfather Samuel.
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Sunday, June 26, 2011
The patriotic opening lasted for 30 minutes.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The remaining four died in three counties in Kentucky. Fayette, Harrison, and Robertson. This area is about 50 square miles. I have learned that one of these is buried in Millersburg, Bourbon county. Four or five days could be enough for this area.
The plan for my September trip now looks like this.
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Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
My 3rd great grandfather was Samuel Munson who was born between 1760 and 1765. He died in a cholera epidemic in 1833. He was buried in the Millersburg Cemetery in Millersburg, Kentucky.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
1637-1765, 128 years, 34 % is the New England era.
1765-1907, 142 years, 38 % is the Kentucky era.
1907-2011, 104 years, 28 % is the California era.
I am sorry to say that as a boy, adult, and retiree I had no conception of this. My grandfather lived until 1939. I was 14 and had never heard him mentioned, let alone the 7 American grandfathers that had proceeded him. I do not recall any notification that my grandfather had passed away. He was living in Kentucky. I thought the Monsons had come from over the ocean some 150 years ago and settled in Kentucky. With the Monson name I thought they were Swedish. It turns out that they were Normans from Normandy who settled in England after the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Before their stay in Normandy they were probably Vikings.
The last few years I have had time to study up on my ancestors. I think that they are a pretty interesting group. I would like to leave a written up family tree for my descendants. In the meantime I will occasionally spice up my blog with Munson vignettes.