Genealogy of the Rigg, Hargleroad, Orchard, Mortensen and Allied Families
I’ve done lots of digging, scanning, organizing and uploading, and now am sharing all photos, videos, newspaper and magazine articles in my possession (some given to my by my Grandma Stell Orchard) that have anything to do with the Rigg brothers river expeditions starting in 1949. One video has narration by my dad, Bob Rigg. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every family has its own version of history and we certainly have ours — especially in regards to the Battle of Gettysburg and the Hargleroad influence there. I love this story. I’ve even traveled to the Hargleroad farm near Chambersburg, PA, and wandered the battlefields of Gettysburg. May the story live on! Read how the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ve been going through some handwritten papers and have transcribed a few to the website. This may have been used for a newspaper notice for the wedding anniversary of WBG and Maggie Hargleroad in 1940. They were celebrating their 56th anniversary and this talks about what all their children are doing — for instance, “Mrs. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I put together a bio and some photos of our Rigg great-great-grandparents, including some quotes from my dad, Robert W. Rigg, Sr., and from his uncle, Rollie Robert Rigg. Hopefully all of you Rigg kin will enjoy getting to know them a bit better. I’ve loved retracing their footsteps a bit in Kentucky, Missouri, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There’s a special connection as I hold this handwritten letter in my hand that our great-great-grandma Cornelia Lee Mortensen wrote to our grandma Stell in 1932 to congratulate her on the birth of her new baby Roberta, our mother. . . a connection to women in my life who have had such a tremendous influence […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As I sit here in my extremely comfortable office, it is impossible for me to truly understand the hard work and sacrifice that some of our ancestors endured to follow their faith. Anders Poulson and Bodila Katherine Pedersen Poulson left Denmark in 1852 and gave all they had, endured storms, sickness, hunger, and even the loss […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Just wrote up and added a couple stories to Orchard Family Stories and Research — one is a brief history I put together about Robert Knott Orchard (our Crimean War vet) and Eliza Clay, who were pioneers in two different countries. The other is a transcription of handwritten memories of Robert Clay Orchard by some of his great-grandchildren […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Stories give life to our heritage, and I so wish I was a better story teller. (Too bad I didn’t work harder in my creative writing classes…) I thought I would start with the easiest, and share a few things about my father, Robert Williams Rigg, Sr., who passed away in August. As it turns […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Looking through 100-year-old family photos is one of my favorite things — love the connection with the past. After testing out about 10 different photo gallery options, I think I figured out how to start sharing my collection of heritage photos. Please check it out — just click “Gallery” on the main top menu. Let […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yay! I figured out how to geocode the locations on all the people on our pedigree charts/family group sheets. Now when you click on someone, you can see a google map showing where they lived. Very cool!Continue Reading... No Comments.