July 22, 2014

Graveyard Rabbit Carnival – The Whittemores of Pleasant Grove Iowa

This is an early photograph taken around 1995 in the churchyard at Pleasant Grove, Iowa. The headstones are for John Whitmore (Whittemore, etc.) and his wife Mary Elizabeth DeSpain. The churchyard is at the Shinar Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Des […]

Whitmore – Miller in Macon County, IL History

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Macon County, Illinois History – First Marriage Formed in 1829, the county of Macon in Illinois was where our ancestor John Parlen Whittmore wed Delilah Miller, their’s being the first marriage in Macon on 20 January 1829.  John who was […]

A Tenuous Connection To Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln When we were little kids in grade school each year we would dutifully make profile pictures of Abe Lincoln and proudly take them home to Mom and Dad. It never occurred to me that many years later I […]

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