Another Teacher in the Family

Another Teacher in the Family

Ethel Margaret Koons, c. 1912 Finding another teacher in the family always makes my day; it's been my dream to become a teacher myself for years now, and I often feel more connected to the stories of my schoolteacher ancestors than to those long-ago ancestors whose daily lives are more difficult to imagine. Elmer Nelson [...]

Wanted: Info on the Whereabouts of the Hawkins Wagon

Wanted: Info on the Whereabouts of the Hawkins Wagon

My 5th great-grandfather, Nathan Hawkins (b. 1782), is largely known for the log cabin he built in Richmond, Indiana to protect his family during the War of 1812; after the war, the Hawkins family donated the cabin to their local meeting house, and it was converted into a one-room schoolhouse that still stands today. Nathan [...]