This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Illinois. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Illinois. If you don’t have any connections to Illinois, find a Illinois resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 5/26/2013 – 6/1/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.
Ralph Barnard Trousdale was my second cousin twice removed. We both descend from Henry Lewer Sanders, who is the first of my line of Sanders to immigrate to the United States.
Ralph was born on 25-Jan-1876 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA. He was the son of James Barnard Trousdale and Mary Barbara Valdivia. Mary was the daughter of Rafael Joseph Valdivia and Frances Augusta Sanders. Frances was the daughter of Henry Lewer Sanders and Barbara Anne Warwick.
Ralph married Anna Louise Hayward on 27-Jan-1904 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois (my Illinois Connection). Ralph and Anna had at least two children James and Louise. Ralph died on 09-Sep-1933 in Garden City, Nassau, New York. He was only 57 at the time of his death.
A few Illinois Genealogy Links
- Illinois State Genealogical Society
- Illinois State Historical Society
- Illinois State Archives
- Illinois State Library
- Illinois Vital Records
Illinois Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank