One of our earlier batch of chicks – Easter 1989
When I was younger, my family raised chickens. My dad would buy the chicks, they’d hang out in the incubator for awhile, get moved out to the chicken coop and then my sister and I would sell their eggs throughout the neighborhood. A bit atypical for your run-of-the-mill suburban household.
Turns out, it runs in the family! Christopher Columbus (C. C.) Coy is my 3x great-grandfather. He lived from 1843 until 1932 in Greene County, Ohio. Below is an excerpt from the Xenia Gazette, dated February 28, 1898 (see the 3rd paragraph).
I’ve finally figured out a way to display our family trees on this site. Granted, it’s not exactly what I’d like, but I’m getting closer!
On the bar at the top of the screen, you’ll see links to “Overview“, “Richards Family Tree“, “Coy Family Tree“, “Skibo Family Tree” and “Farkas Family Tree”. If you click the title, it will bring you to that specific family tree page. On this page there is a 180 Degree Fan chart of the family, going back anywhere from 1 to 4 generations. Some family trees go back further then 4 generations and I’ll add those at a later date.
My goal is to have pages for each person in a family tree and share their story. I’m starting with John George Skibo and hope to have it posted later this month. In addition, on the person pages, I’ll have information about those not in our direct line, listing out siblings and other relatives.
These fan charts really help to see where the gaps are (clearly on the Skibo/Farkas side! – sorry Grandma…) and what information I have yet to find. Also, they just look really cool!