|SEVENTY YEARS IN THE COAL MINES
THE ANNOTATED EDITION
|15 Oct 2006 - website created with the annotated edition
16 Oct 2006 - 23 Nov 2006 - new pages added with photographs and text
24 Oct 2006 - added link, "Wenallt Uchaf, Glamorgan Wales" to home page
26 Oct 2006 - added chronology page with link on home page; new information added to Appendix E, "Descendants of Elizabeth "Eliza" HARRIS and William R. JAMES"
27 Oct 2006 - home page - added link to Cross Mountain Miners Circle Cemetery - Register of Historic Places; added link to Coal Creek Watershed Foundation
1 Dec 2006 - link to photograph of the children of Peter and Emily Jane (Robison) SHAPBELL added to 3rd page of photographs of descendants of Elizabeth HARRIS and William R. JAMES; revised footnote 21 on page 22 of the annotated edition.
7 Dec 2006 - Guestbook removed - insufficient space was allowed for comments.
9 Dec 2006 - added additional information to footnote 127 on page 146 of the annotated edition.
17 Dec 2006 - added new and revised information to Appendix B and footnote 93 on page 96 of the annotated edition.
24 Dec 2006 - added additional information to footnote 19 on page 21 of the annotated edition.
25 Dec 2006 - added 3 additional photographs to a new 6th page of photographs of the family of Rebecca HARRIS and David P. JAMES; added link to Kyle & Joan Cain's Webshots site, which has many more photographs and other memorabilia for their family.
28 Dec 2006 - with the help of Mrs. Peg Saulsberry, I was able to identify more people in some of the photographs of the unknown individuals. Also revised "Descendants of Rebecca HARRIS and David P. JAMES".
1 Jan 2007 - repaired the links to the 10 pages of "Francis Gardens".
3 Jan 2007 - revised and made corrections to "Descendants of Rebecca HARRIS and David P. JAMES".
5-7 Jan 2007 - revised and made corrections to "Descendants of Rebecca HARRIS and Philip FRANCIS, Sr." and the corresponding information in the annotated edition with additional information from Dennis Terry VAN HUSS and Denise (Van Huss) EADEN.
31 Jan 2007 - added first six of Richard Meyrick family pages with link from home page
3 Feb 2007 - added 10 pages based on the booklet created by John Philip VAN HUSS about the home and life of John Washington WILLIAMS and family with link from home page.
16 Feb 2007 - Recently, I became aware of a book entitled, "Reminiscences of Mahanoy City", by Augusta Dillman THOMAS. With a little census and other sleuthing, I discovered that Augusta DILLMAN, 1872-1952, was the first cousin of Elizabeth DILLMAN, who married David R. JAMES, the half-first cousin of Philip FRANCIS. Additionally, Augusta DILLMAN was the daughter of Daniel DILLMAN and Isabel C. BOWMAN. Isabel C. BOWMAN was the first cousin of David BOWMAN/BAUMAN of Carbon County, PA, who married Susan LENTZ. David and Susan BOWMAN are mentioned in footnote #11 on page 15 of the annotated edition as the parents of Oliver Otis BOWMAN. Philip FRANCIS' sister, Margaret, was a servant in the household of Oliver Otis BOWMAN in the 1870-1880 censuses for Trenton, Mercer County, NJ.
28 Feb 2007 - Uploaded file, " Who Was Richard MEYRICK?" with link from home page.
3 Mar 2007 - Revised footnote #63 on page 59 of the annotated edition.
Blog entries March 2007 to June 2009.
Blog entries June 2009 to the present.