Will I ever stop?

Will I ever stop writing on Our Ancestors? 

I would not bet on it. There is so much out there on cyberspace that’s it’s mind-boggling. 

Some people have been addicted to genealogy for years… 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years and more. I have been addicted only since 2007 starting with old pictures.

My addiction for my ancestors grew and grew with each picture I found or family members shared… Then I began to get addicted to your ancestors like Charlotte M. Campbell who was lost in time.

Her story is on this blog for her descendants to find as well as her photo album saved by Earl Campbell who cared about preserving the past. 

Caring is what’s it’s all about on Our Ancestors. Caring but mostly sharing my research and other people’s research like Jeffrey Campbell did last week. 

Will I ever stop? Not in the near future because someone found my message in her spam folder and wrote me about it. 

Hello Pierre, 

I am so sorry I did not see your email until now. My email was inundated with spam and advertisements. I was clearing it out when I came across your message. 

What can you share about William Alexander Campbell? I am very interested to learn more. I am actually travelling to Scotland in August, it would be amazing to learn more about his life, where he lived, and my Scottish Heritage. 

Thank you! 

To be continued…

About the Campbells

Anna Campbell

Jeffrey sent me this message…


Regarding the 1731 birth year of William (Guillaume) Campbell (husband to Marie Josephte Chartier), new evidence has arrived, from a 1784 document taken at St. Philippe, La Prairie, that lists Guillaume as age 62, which places his birth nine years earlier than originally anticipated. The original 1731 date was calculated from type script taken from his death/burial record stating, “about 80 years old” in 1811. In light of this new evidence, the original birth year appears to have been an approximation at best, and Guillaume now appears to have been born circa 1722.

In corroborating this new document, two gentlemen listed as neighbors (Francois Girou and Gabriel Laroche) are the same two gentleman listed on William’s July 1798 ‘Donation of Farm to Son, Michel’ document, proving we have the correct ancestor.

For those wishing to learn more about William’s military regiment, Fraser’s 78th Highlanders, I’ve just open a new online blog dedicated to providing transcriptions of original regimental documents. Feel free to stop by and browse. http://frasers78th.blogspot.com

As always, I will be more than happy to provide this new document at your request, and also answer any questions you may have.




Comment added by Michele 

Hi Jeffrey, 

I am a descendant of William Alexander Campbell/Marie Chartier and have been working on my family tree since 2004. My paternal grandmother was Aurore Campbell, born to Jules Campbell, who was William’s great-great-grandson. 

I know for many years several of us have tried to trace William’s family in Scotland. To my surprise, on familysearch.org it appears someone has made a tree connecting his parents as James Campbell and Mary Fisher. By James and Mary’s birthdates it looks like they definitely could have been married by 1722 and had William then. But if William is actually 9 years older than we first thought then he could belong to a different family altogether. 

Here is the link: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:34HR-S85

Thanks for this blog. 

Michele Pecoraro


You ought to be. I am also confused when I read back some of what I wrote on Our Ancestors.

I had a comment about Mary Malloy this week. I said I would check it out. Finally it wasn’t the same Mary Malloy…

Thanks for checking it out. I suppose it must not be the same Mary. Maybe all Malloys just look alike.

Mary married Enrico Abraham Turconi.

Who’s Mary. It’s her on this old picture.

Mary Malloy

At first this picture had only some handwriting on it. I compared it to someone’s handwriting and found who she really was.


I am sure Mary Molloy married Enrico Abraham Turconi and had these children:

Albert Turconi 1907–
Mary Turconi 1907–
Agnes Turconi 1908–
Viola Turconi 1911–2013

If you ever stumble on my blog and get confused, just drop me a line to clear up any confusion about who were your ancestors.