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Lake Mathews (Perris), CA, United States
I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. After dropping out of college, I moved to California in 1973 with my first husband. I married my present husband, Butch, in 1977 and got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me a grandmother 25 times over and a great-grandmother of 19. Three years after I married Butch I returned to school. I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication and was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 to return to school and get my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore and genealogy - and add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play a number of folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I work in partnership with Gena Philibert-Ortega with Genealogy Journeys where we focus on educating folks about Social History. More about that can be found at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com and more about my own business projects is on my Circlemending website.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Captain Nathan W. WILCOX, Union Army, Col. Bissell's Engineering Regiment of the West out of Missouri. Enlisted 13 August 1861, New London, Henry, Iowa; Appointed 2nd Lt. Co. K, 1 September 1861, Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Mustered in 31 October 1861, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri; Promoted to 1st Lt. Co. I, 14 July 1862; Promoted to Captain Co. D, 17 October 1863, Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi; Discharged 28 December 1863, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee.

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