Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

18/6/2007

Climbing the family tree

DECATUR – William’s wife stitched a tapestry to honor the conquering hero.

Lady Godiva – in reality Godgifu of Coventry – probably didn’t ride unclothed through the countryside.

It was 1794. Capt. James Piggot was the first person to provide ferry service across the Mississippi between East St. Louis and the growing area of St. Louis, Mo.

And Jesse Gum got a young surveyor named Abraham Lincoln to measure four tracts of his Illinois farmland in March 1834.

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