Monthly Archives: July 2016

Jacob Bushman b. 27 July 1830, Lampeter, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

This is the farm country in West Lampeter, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, near where my 2nd Great-Grandpa, Jacob Bushman was born on this day in 1830. Here is some information about the Bushman family in Lancaster County: In the spring of … Continue reading

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Nauvoo: “The worst enemy we found here. . .”

I’ve spent a good deal of time in libraries and archives reading journals and histories of people who lived near where my ancestors lived.  Theodore Turley and his family lived in Nauvoo, where they were the Prophet Joseph Smith’s neighbors. … Continue reading

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“Mr., what graveyard have you been robbing?”

When I think about how hard it is to be away from my family, I remember my ancestors like Theodore Turley, and how he left his loved ones to serve a mission many years ago. I love his example of … Continue reading

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“With tired limbs and glad hearts”

I found this account of my 3rd Great-grandparents, a Life sketch of Martin and Elizabeth Bushman by Martin Benjamin Bushmanin, in a copy of John Bushman’s edited diary, which was copied by himself from his original diaries into a large … Continue reading

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