Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Henry Taylor

I found this yesterday and it makes me believe that Sally Powell Taylor's husband died in Mercer County, KY and that is why we could not ever find him again.  I think the son name William is William GreenTaylor.

Mercer County Guardian Bonds, 1787-1843

Guardian Bond recorded for the estate of Henry Taylor
Date: 8 Aug. 1833
Bond Amount: $400
Others mentioned in the bond:

  • Charles Taylor (orphan) 
  • Josephine Taylor (orphan) 
  • Wm. Taylor (orphan) 
  • Nancy Taylor (orphan)

  • Alfred Bailey (bondsman) 
  • William Taylor (guardian) 
     Grandpa and Grandma Powell's place--Winnie's picture
  • Pepping 'Em Up!

     The Junior High had a pep rally and Astrid and her friend Eleanor were in charge of getting the crowd into the event!  They succeeded.  Go team!

    Soccer Medal

     Clayton's last soccer game was tonight and Astrid would be proud of him as he earned a medal.  Erin said he also figured out the object of the game and got more aggressive trying to score and protect his goal.  A 5 year old often does not even understand what the game is about.  Everything takes time and patience and perfect practice!

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Grandpa's Possessions

    1810 Grandpa's Will

    John Powell

    Today I am building tree houses.  At ancestry, I am adding to our Powell tree.  John Powell married Mary Martin May 12, 1826 Mercer Co. KY .  He and our Henry Powell were only one year apart in age.  John moved to Missouri and then to Doniphan, Kansas.  John had a daughter Missouri Alice by his second wife Mary Jane Noble Sweeney.  I found her photo on Ancestry.  She died of fever before she reached the age of 20.  She was working as a dental assistant when she died.  She never married.

    John's granddaughter named a son John Powell Bradley.  One of his Grandsons named a daughter Lettie Leah Powell.  

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    No Excuses

    For two years, I have gotten out of cooking holiday meals with the excuse that the kitchen is too hard to deal with.  Larry has it done excepting a few pieces of trim.  I cooked Easter dinner and it was so easy.  The microwave above the stove gives me much more counter work space.  The plug ins here were old and had no ground wire I had to use those little gray adapters when I pulled anything in.  The counter was white linoleum stuff and it always looked dirty.  The edges had came loose and some had gray duct take holding it together.  One piece was hooped up as the glue had come loose from Ethel putting the hot canner there.  It was so nice cooking yesterday.  Laura made the rolls and two pies and I did the rest.  I missed Erin being here, but Greg worked all night and it would have been really hard for them to come here and also go to his parent's.

    Picked the flowers from the yard.  Something in the bouquet smells so good. It really fills the entire kitchen with a sweet aroma!
    Greta Ann

    Three Egg Hunters

     Astrid hid the eggs and Ingrid, Sigrid and Alexis hunted.  Ingrid found the egg with $5.00 in it.  Alexis is Larry's brother Doug's daughter.  We used plastic eggs.

    I always think of the Easter Daddy hid the egg so good we did not find it until almost the next Easter.  One Easter he dug a hole in the ash pile and hid an egg really deep there.  He loved hiding the eggs and made it hard to find all of 'em.

    Soccer Snapshots

     Laura shared these pictures of Astrid's soccer game this weekend.  She is going strong.

    Plant Cell

    Sigrid's plant cell diagram.  It is pretty cool.

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Clayton and Greta Before Church

     Clayton and Greta before going to church today...don't know who the monster is?

    Helping Hand


    1 Peter 5:7
    Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.


    Isaiah 41:10
     Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.


    1st Corinthians 10:13
    There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.


    Romans 10:17
    So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.


    Isaiah 53:5
    But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.


    Psalm 34:18
    The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.


    Deuteronomy 31:8
    And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.