52 Ancestors 2020

This page compiles my blog posts for the Amy Johnson Crow project 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks for 2020.

*H=Halse, G=Gusso, S=Smith, D=Davis

Week Prompt/Theme Blog post

Feature person

Branch H, G, S, D* Relationship to me
1 Fresh Start Back to the FANs

Henry and Abigail Jenkins

D 3rd great-grandparents
2 Favorite Photo Jenkins Cousins

Clara Pearl Ransom

D Great-grandmother
3 Long Line Old York Road

Stephen Jenkins

D 7th great-grandfather
4 Close to Home Buried in Colorado

Lydia Springer and Henry E. Gusso

G 3rd great-aunt and 2nd great-uncle
5 So Far Away The Asian Affair

My nuclear family

H Self and immed. family
6 Same Name Did He Serve?

Samuel Jones

D 1st cousin 4x removed
7 Favorite Discovery Reunited

Carl and Dorothea Gaszow

G 3rd great-grandparents
8 Prosperity The Hoteliers – Part 1

Mary Agnes Ransom

D 3rd great-aunt
9 Disaster The Hoteliers – Part 2

May W. Stahl and E.G. Millikan

D 1st cousin 3x removed
10 Strong Woman Christina’s Challenges

Christina Mock

D 3rd great-grandmother
11 Luck Lucky Me!


n/a n/a
12 Popular Motoring

Charles Edward Smith

S great-grandfather
13 Nearly Forgotten Uncovering the Dead

Benjamin Hull Jones

D 1st cousin 4x removed
14 Water The Jewel of Idaho

S and B Smith

S Mother and aunt
15 Fire The Fire

Clare Ransom Davis

D Grandmother
16 Air Flying Fortress Falls

John Paul “Jack” Laird

D 4th cousin 1x removed
17 Land Deeds to Diplomas

Clara Pearl Ransom

D Great-grandmother
18 Where There’s a Will Saving Grace

William Zane Jenkins

D 3rd great-uncle
19 Service She Loved To Serve

Inez Lucinda Halse

H great-aunt
20 Travel Postcards

Laurence & Clare Smith

S grandparents
21 Tombstone Not a Centenarian

Nancy Ary

H 4th great-grandmother
22 Uncertain Mea Culpa

Franklin Self

H 1st cousin 4x removed
23 Wedding They Peel Right Merrily

Granville J. Fawcett

H 3rd great-uncle
24 Handed Down The Doily

Reatha Gusso Halse

G Grandmother
25 Unexpected Paintersville, Ohio

David Painter

H 5th great-grandfather
26 Middle Mid-Century Kids

Margaret and Thomas L. Bedford

D 1st cousins 4x removed
27 Solo Game Night

Halse family

H n/a
28 Multiple A Twin For James

James Ransom

D 3rd great-grandfather
29 Newsworthy Justice for Mrs. Loftus

Sterling Price Davis

D great-grandfather
30 The Old Country Homeland

various German ancestors

G n/a
31 Large The Trailblazer

Ebenezer Zane and Isaac Zane

D 1st cousins 7x removed
32 Small Big On Talent

Elmer Jens Davis

D 2nd great-uncle
33 Troublemaker Philadelphia Firestorms

Henry Z Jenkins, Abigail Bedford, Ann W. Zane, Thomas and Jane Bedford

D 3rd and 4th great-grandparents
34 Chosen Family And Ona Makes Three

Arthur L. Ransom

D 2nd great-uncle
35 Unforgettable How We Vanish


n/a n/a
36 Labor The Engineer

Laurence M. Smith

S Grandfather
37 Back to School The Cutting School

Arthur N. Cutting

H 2nd great-grandfather
38 On the Map The Rise and Fall of Trenton

The Ransom family

D n/a
39 Should Be a Movie Rogue River (WIP)

Cordelia Emma Ransom

D Double 1st cousin 3x removed
40 Oldest A Letter from Henry

Henry Zane Jenkins

D 3rd great-grandfather
41 Newest Cold Harbor Comrades

John A. Carey

H Husband of 1st cousin 3x removed
42 Proud The Successful Farmer

Ernest Guy Tresselyn Halse

H Great-grandfather
43 Quite the Character The Other Son

Hillard LeRoy Halse

H 2nd great-uncle
44 Scary Stuff Death by Diphtheria

Lulu M. Rowley

H 1st cousin 4x removed
45 Bearded Misperception

Everett Halse

H Grandfather
46 Different Language Learning Archaic Script

Carl Gazsow and Dorothea Groth

G 3rd great-grandparents
47 Good Deeds One Good Turn…

Asa and Nancy Anderson

D 4th great-uncle and -aunt
48 Gratitude Uncle Jim’s Letters

James Henry Ransom

D 2nd great-uncle
49 Oops A Red Herring

Thomas Bedford

D 4th great-grandfather
50 Witness to History
51 Winter
52 Resolution

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