No, this isn’t the children’s genealogy book I’ve long threatened to write. That, should I live so long, will bear the title Goldilocks and Her Forebears.

But since late 1999, when the good Lord saw fit to whomp me upside the head with a figurative but very disruptive two-by-four, ancestors have been a huge preoccupation. Eventually, I hope to integrate a very great deal of predecessor family information into this history. Until then, I really won’t have accounted for my mortal stewardship.

In the mean time, the raw materials for that ancestral account continue to accumulate in “I Blame Hepzibah” as a loosely-coordinated collection of diverse “Sections” reporting results of my poking around. I’d be honored if you’d paw around in those and let me know whether you find any that have been worth the investment. They do connect us to a lot of great events and people from the past: we are richer for knowing of them.
The preceding sections on my Anderson and Seely kinfolk have traced my ancestry back as far as my memory goes; the rest all comes from other records.
Of my eight revered great-grandparents, the life-span of only one, Grandma Sophia Jensina Mogensen Poulsen overlapped mine, and that by only a year or two.
Forebears: Three Generations


Pappy H Duane Anderson Section “Pappy”
Pappy Leola Seely Section “Leola”


Pappy Francis Emanuel Anderson Grandpa Anderson
Pappy Anna Eloese Poulsen Grandma Anderson
Pappy Arta McLean Seely Grandpa Seely
Pappy Alfaretta Neff Grandma Seely


JosephE Joseph Emmanuel Anderson Joseph Emmanuel
Diantha Diantha Christiana Thomson Diantha Christiana
HPP Hans Peter Poulsen Hans Peter
Sophia Sophia Jensena Mogensen Grandma Sophia
Isaac Isaac Joseph Seely Isaac Joseph
EJF Elizabeth Jane Fisher Elizabeth Jane
Franklin Franklin Neff Franklin
Mariah Frances Mariah Stillman Mariah
Forebears: the Fourth Generation


Jens Peter Anderson Jens Friis Rebecca Christiana Friis Anderson “Bitte Jens”
Andrew Thomson Jens Friis Diantha Christiana Jensen Andersdatter Thomson Thomson
Hans Poulsen Hans Maren Maren Andersdatter
Peter Mogensen Peter Anna Anna Christina Christensen Mogensen
William Seely Jens Lucy Lucy Ann Decker
Seely Young
Joseph Fisher Jens Friis Evaline McLean Fisher Fisher
John Neff Jens Friis Mary Barr Neff Neff
Jason Stillman Friis Harriet Elizabeth Seymour Stillman Russell Stillman
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