Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Easly Line - Blasius Easly Immigrant

During the summer of 2013 I learned about the Easly line. This line starts with Rebecca M. Easly, my 4th great grandmother, and wife of Robert H. Haggerty. The oldest ancestor in this line is Blasius Easly, my 6th great grandfather, born in 1711.

To make more sense out of this - the line looks like this:
  1. me
  2. My father
  3. My grandmother - Mary Eugina McDonald (1922 - 1998)
  4. My great grandfather - Loraine Anthony McDonald (1897 - 1967)
  5. My 2nd great grandfather - Robert Alphonsus McDonald (1869 - 1959)
  6. My 3rd great grandmother - Anna Haggerty (1845 - 1927)
  7. My 4th great grandmother - Rebecca M. Easly (~1801 - 1881)
  8. My 5th great grandfather - Andrew Easly (1762 - ??) 
  9. My 6th great grandfather - Blasius Easly 

The oldest known member of the family Blasius Easly arrived in the Port of Philadelphia September 9, 1751 aboard the ship Patience. The ship sailed from England to Philadelphia which was a British colony.

Blasius married Mary Magdelan Rooker. There are eight children that have been documented in various historical records.
  1. Mary Easly b. 1752
  2. Barbara Easly
  3. Christina Easly
  4. Casper Easly b. 1760
  5. Andrew Easly b. 1762 (my ancestor)
  6. Ferdinand Easly b. 1768
  7. Magdalen Easly
  8. Rebecca Easly

A very detailed history about the Easly family was prepared by J. F. Easly. The write up includes very specific details and references to many court records. The records document both land, wills and other proceedings. The original author did future generations an amazing service as this research was done before the internet and the search engines that are available today. If you are interested in research - it is highly recommended to read this work.

To view the research by J. F. Easly

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Holidays from 1925!

A sampling of Murosky family photos that were likely taken over the holidays between 1925 and 1926. My grandfather Arthur is featured in these photos with his parents Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr and Helen Tillie Bukowski, aunt Esther Murosky and siblings Harry A. and Edward V. My great grandmother Helen recorded names and dates on all of her photos.

Helen Tillie Bukowski holding Edward V. Murosky with Esther Murosky.
Harry A. and Arthur Murosky are in front.

My grandfather Arthur, aged 6, with his brothers
 Edward V., infant, and Harry A., aged 4

Esther Murosky with the children and her
brother, Anthony Harry Murosky, Jr.