Tagged: Illinois

Reba burright train journey notes

Reba Burright’s Journey To Chicago

During the 1920’s Reba Burright and Ivy Burright took a train journey to Chicago to meet up with their sister Ora Blanche Burright. Reba documented┬áthe trip in one of her notebooks.┬áThe notebook has several...

Schenectady Map 1750

Milton Burright (1815-1905)

Milton Burright was a born in New York state to Cornelius Burright and Olive Messenger. Part of an old and well established American lineage he lived a long and successful life ending his days...

charles shreeve died at Kennesaw Mountain

Charles Shreeve (1841-1864)

Born in Flegg, Norfolk, England Charles Shreeve traveled with his family, first to Canada and then to Illinois. He died fighting in the American Civil War at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia. Birth and immigration According...