Wells Family Genealogy

The study of my Family Tree

June 23, 2010 June 23, 2010

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I spent a lot of time on findagrave.com today.  Putting in names and submitting photo requests.  I was going through my Cemetery listing and was pleasantly surprised how many photos I have in ration to ones I don’t.  Would probably have a lot more in findagrave didn’t have a cap of 20 requests a week per person.   Sometimes I’m not able to get a whole cemetery done and you’d hate to have someone go take pictures only to see more requests from you the next week.  O well.  My Cemetery list is now up to like 178 cemeteries in about 24 states.  We sure do get around as a family!

Here are some articles I found today that relate to the Erbig side of the family:

Erbig – Jeffrey Alan Erbig son of Rob Jr

Erbig – Mrs Robert Erbig Jr

Erbig – Robert Erbig Jr.

I’ve been working on a side project making a family cookbook.  I recently came into possession of my grandmothers handwritten cookbook.  Some interesting recipes I’ll be trying in the future.  Not surprisingly I came across some cocktail recipes.  Here is a sample recipe out of Grandma Geoghan’s cookbook:

Old Fashioned Cole Slaw

 2 eggs                                                               ½ cup water

½ cup Heinz pure Cider Vinegar           1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt                                             ⅛ teaspoon pepper

4 cups shredded cabbage                     1 ½ teaspoon Heinz prepared yellow mustard

 Beat slightly 2 eggs.  Add, blending well, ½ cup water, 1/2 cup Heinz pure Cider Vinegar, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper, 1 ½ teaspoon Heinz prepared yellow mustard. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.  Cool and pour over 4 cups shredded cabbage, mixing thoroughly.  Serve in cups of lettuce.  Serves 8.

Sweet Potato Pie

 ¼ cup butter, melted                 2 cups cooked can med sweet potatoes

½ cup sugar                                    4 egg yolks beaten

¼ teaspoon salt                            1 teaspoon cinnamon

Dash of mace                                  2 cups milk

4 egg whites                                     Unbaked Pie Shell

 Mash sweet potatoes ; combine with butter, sugar, egg yolks, salt, cinnamon and mace.  Add milk slowly; stir until blended.  Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.  Pour into deep pastry lined pie pan.  Bake in a very hot over (425°) 15 min. reduce heat to moderate (375°) bake about 25 min longer.

 Here’s another project I did.   Here are three pictures.  Inside of each is an old picture and with it is a new picture that I took in the fall of 2009 of the same exact view as in the old picture.  I tried to stand in the same spot the other photographer did.  They are all view from where the old Wells House stood in Ashaway, RI.  The house stood right on Route 3 as it travels through Ashaway in what is now called Crandall Field.  It was across the street from the church and just north of Wells road.  This first picture looks across what is now Crandall Field but was back then, the front lawn of the Wells House.

In this picture, you can see the Crandall Barn in both photos.  In the older one, you see the Wells Family as thy would have been located to the Right of the house if you were standing at the front of the house.  Today, the barn as been converted and the roof taken off and replaced but you can still see the same building in both pictures.  My mother is the little blonde girl in the photo.  Isn’t she cute!

In this photo, Elliott Wells is standing in the front yard of the Wells House and the background in the house across the street, what my mother tells me used to be the old church parsonage.  You can still see that same house today in the other photo.


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