In January 2014, Amy Johnson Crow of the Ancestry blog No Story Too Small issued the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge.
The premise: write once a week about a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, a research problem — any that focuses on that one ancestor. The next week, write about a different ancestor. In 52 weeks, you’ll have taken a closer look at 52 people in your family tree… and maybe learned a little bit more about them in the process
Thankful Foster was born in Machias, Maine in 1783 to Benjamin Foster and Ruth Scott, one of 7 children. Thankful is my maternal 3rd Great Grandmother. She married Tristram Moore on November 16, 1802 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.
Thankful helped her husband run a saw mill in Moore's Mill, New Brunswick, Canada. Her Father-in-law William helped found the small town and the saw mill on the Dennis River.
I am very happy to have this women as an ancestor. Her parents must have loved her very much to have named her Thankful. She and Triatram had 13 children and I am descended from her son Horatio and his wife Mary Rose. Most of the children stayed in Canada but several did immigrate to the United States.
Thankful Foster 1783-1868
Tristram Moore 1780-1864
Eliza 1803-1879 marr. Israel Peaks
Cyrus 1809-1864 marr. Martha Pine
John 1812-1893 marr. Mary Louisa DeWolfe
Alice 1824-1886 marr. George Morrill
Justin 1817 marr. Myranda Mahew
Simon 1819-1874 marr. Elizabeth Dunham
Emily 1820-1906 marr. Charles Williams
Hannah 1822 marr. John Elliott Moore
Horatio (2nd) 1825-1901 marr. Mary Rose