Summer is also time for baseball, dance and choral recitals, and even First Communions. Click here to view the trip blog that summarized all those activities.
For several years, I have been working on my family history. This year I got much more serious about it and have produced two narratives. One is the family history of my paternal grandfather, Andrew Jackson Pickett, and the other is my maternal grandfather, Lewis K. Platt. The Pickett line extended back to England, perhaps as far as 1185 in Yorkshire England and my 21st great grandfather, Geoffrey Pigot. The lines in England may not be completely accurate since I do not have access to English records as of now. However it is certain that my 7th great grandfather, Henry Pickett arrived in Virginia in 1657. The Platt line can only be traced to Washington County NY on the Vermont border to my 2nd great grandfather Andrew Platt, whose son, James, moved to Kansas City around 1870. I am currently working on my paternal grandmother’s line. I have traced it to my 6th great grandfather, Robert Muir, who was born in Dalgety Bay, Fife Scotland and arrived in Virginia in 1731. The line extends further but without access to Scottish records I cannot confirm connections.
June and July have been busy months with both visitors and trips out of town. After we complete the Tour de Cure, our cousins, Andy and Lois Sciolaro, came for a four day visit. As usual we found lots of interesting things to do and enjoyed our time with them as is also usual.