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 New Haven River Disaster of 1830
New Haven River Disaster of 1830
It was July 26th 1830, it had been a very wet season. Saturday afternoon it started raining unusually hard. It was still raining hard Sunday night. It was between ten and eleven o'clock when the residents of Haven Hollow, living closest to the stream first became alarmed. They began fighting to save what they could from the mills and other buildings that were threatened with immediate destruction. Still it wasn't time to panic. They had lived there for years, for some as many as thirty years. The water had never been a serious threat. This was unfortunate because had they realized they were witnessing what would become Vermont's worst flood of the 19th century they might have forgone the things and saved their lives. 
Cat Tree
A family tree full of cats? Of course! Everyone knows the internet was made for sharing cat pictures! One conspiracy theory even says that cats have their own internet so they can look at pictures of us! The internet has created many cat superstars. Of course some cats became famous before the internet. Morris comes to mind and then there was.... Well Morris comes to mind. 
3 Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
With the money he made from mining lead Ebeneezer purchased a farm which turned out to be a prime location to quarry limestone. In 1934 a routine blast uncovered uncovered a cave which in 1987 became a national natural landmark.  
Documents Concerning Jefferson J. Adams
Documents Concerning Jefferson J. Adams

The strange story of Jefferson Jeptha Adams and Melvina (nee Bean) Whitney. We have the facts but sadly we don't have the emotions or the motives. Jefferson enlisted in the Union Army. Four days after he mustered into his unit he married Melvina.

Just a little over two years later Jefferson died of disease in a field hospital in New Orleans. He did not leave a will. Melvina ended up getting just twenty dollars from the estate. Melvina applied for and was receiving pension payments as Jefferson's widow.

Early in 1865 she abandoned Jefferson's children and left the state with a man named Benjamin Hatch. Hatch was married but Melvina was living with him as Mrs. Hatch. In 1874 he left her.  

Dogs have been loyal family members for as long as there have been families. It only makes sense that they should have their own page! 
Kleinfeldt in Chicago City Directories
Kleinfeldt in Chicago City Directories
Documents that list the street addresses of those with the surname "Kleinfeldt" im the city of Chicago, Illinois. 
7 Rogues
Rogues, Rascals & Rapscallions

Justice and Divine Vengeance Pursuing Crime

"Justice and Divine Vengeance Pursuing Crime"
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (April 4, 1758 – February 16, 1823)

"Everybody loves a rogue though sometime we live to regret it. Scoundrels, con men, and scalawags. Ne'er-do-wells, thieves, cheats, and rascals. Bad boys and bad girls. Swindlers, seducers, deceivers, flimflam men, impostors, frauds, fakes, liars, cads, tricksters; they go many names, and they turn up in stories of all sorts, in every genre under the sun, in myth and legend; and, oh, everywhere in history as well. They are the children of Loki, the brothers of Coyote. Sometimes they are heroes. Sometimes they are villains. More often they are something in between, grey characters; and grey has long been my favorite color. It is so much more interesting than black or white." - George R. R. Martin

Except for extreme cases which have already seen their share of publicity this page focuses on those that have passed. Those that are still living are still writing their histories. In other cases we will respect a two generation limit to protect the living.  
8 Royal Flush
Royal Flush
It's just like "The Game of Thrones" but, with clothes. 
The Brigham Family Association
The Brigham Family Association
The Brigham Family Association was organized 18 October 1893. It was active well into the late 1950's. One of their main goals was to publish a family history which was realized in 1907 with the publication of "The History of the Brigham Family a Record of Several Thousand Descendants of Thomas Brigham the Emigrant, 1603-1653" and again in 1927 when the second volume was published. 
The Mormon Battallion
The Mormon Battallion
The Mormon Battalion was the only religiously based unit in United States military history. The all volunteer unit was active from from July 1846 to July 1847 during the Mexican–American War of 1846–1848. 
11 The Political Convention
Political Convention

“Democracy is a poor system of government at best; the only thing that can honestly be said in it is favor is that it is about eight times as good as any other method the human race has ever tried. Democracy’s worst fault is that its leaders are likely to reflect the faults and virtues of their constituents.” – Jubal Harshaw (Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land)

Celebrating the relatives that have served in politics!  
Thomas Bird's House
Thomas Bird's House
Also know as the Bird-Sawyer house. Thomas Bird of England emigrated to Dorchester, Massachusetts aboard the ship John & Mary in 1635. He built his homestead shortly thereafter. The house remained in the family and sheltered ten generations until it fell into disrepair in the late 1930's-1940 
Wall of Fame
Wall of Fame
Some of our relatives have a bigger impact than others. Here are but a few. On this web site there are many, many, doctors, religious figures, and combat veterans, many who sacrificed life or limb. They all deserve great honor but I cant list them all. If you think there is someone else who needs to be on this page please contact us. 
X Files
X Files
Stanger than fiction X Files
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Mulder: Do you believe in the existence of extra terrestrials?

Scully: Logically, I'd have to say no. Given the distances needed to travel from the far reaches of space the energy requirement would exceed a space craft's capabilities...

Mulder: Conventional wisdom, though when convention, and science offer us no answer might we not finally turn to the fantastic as a plausibility?

Scully: What I find fantastic is the notion that there are answers beyond the realm of science. The answers are there, you just have to know where to look.