(The photo above is of my Dad (Wes Pepper) working for a custom wheat cutter in about 1949.)
Updated/Edited: 17 Feb 2016
This site was originally set up just for my (Teresa’s) ancestry, but will now have Brad’s ancestry as well. I don’t have the time to maintain two separate blogs, and since our children share our ancestry this works best for us all. 🙂
This is also my personal research as an amateur family historian. It is an ongoing work and it is not complete. I have many citations to add which will happen overtime. If you take information from the site you must verify it for yourself. I am not a professional genealogist, this is my hobby, and while I do strive for accuracy I sometimes have to go back in and correct errors and such.
Thanks for stopping by! Grab a “cuppa” or glass of iced tea, and get ready to learn about Gran’s (Teresa’s) and Grandpa’s (Brad’s) family history!
While I, Teresa, have thoroughly enjoyed the process of family research since 1977, it is ultimately my goal to be able to share with my family what I have discovered. I want my children and grandchildren to know about their family history. I will not try to sugar coat our ancestry or shield you from the bad or the ugly. It is what it is and regardless of the past, we are their descendants. So sit back and relax and hopefully enjoy!
This blog is devoted to mine and my husband’s ancestry so the focus will be on each of our four grandparents and their ancestors!
As the eldest child of my generation I was blessed to have known and spent time with all four of my grandparents. Thank-you Grandma and Grandpa Pepper and Grandma and Grandpa Roork for all you did for me! I think of you often! XXXXOOOO
I was also able to get to know Brad’s grandmother (his only long-living grandparent), Nellie Olive (Boothby) Paget, quite well, and for that I am truly grateful.
Aunts, uncles and cousins, do not despair! It is also my intent to share with our extended family our common ancestry. In these pages you will find fascinating stories and information about our direct and sometimes indirect ancestral family tree.
It will take me a while to get everything uploaded but do check back often for updates. Better yet, please subscribe to the page so you will receive blog updates and posts via email. It is in the BLOG that I’ll be sharing my research process and other interesting information about our family’s past…THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY!
If you’d like to read the blog posts in chronological order, first go to the “Read BLOG here!” and scroll to the bottom of the page to read in order from the bottom to the top.
I will be adding a lot of information and photos to this blog over the coming weeks, months, and years!
Remember this is a work in progress so please be patient!
Don’t forget to leave a reply below and do invite other family members to join!
And again, thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Gran, Teresa (Hamilton/Pepper) Rust, a Keeper of Family Stories, in Northern California