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Francis Power at the Battle of Bunker Hill

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A reblog of one of my genealogy-related posts:

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Happy Easter morning Everyone! If you celebrate then you know that He Is Risen!

Yet this quick post is intended to record what I discovered this morning on the familysearch dot org site concerning my ancestor Francis Power, Revolutionary soldier–and the fact that he fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775).

Here’s the famous painting by John Trumbull (public domain):

Battle_of_Bunker_Hill,_John_Trumbull

Now I knew that Francis Power signed up on January 3, 1776 to fight under John Glover of Marblehead Mariners fame during General Washington’s reorganization of the Continental Army (January 1, 1776) and was likely involved (being listed as a “seaman”) in the Christmas 1776 ferrying across the icy Delaware of Washington, his troops and artillery (a Herculean task), but it’s a surprise to me that Francis Power (descendant of Walter Power, see link below) was at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Yes, the…

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Written by Jude Cowell

May 31, 2019 at 11:50 pm

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When the Big Creek Rises…

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On the mighty Mississippi:

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P2160609 mississippi river high at memphis september 2018 September 2018 – The Swollen Mississippi River at Memphis Tennessee

“On the morning of Good Friday, April 15, 1927, Seguine Allen, the chief engineer of the Mississippi Levee Board in Greenville, Mississippi, woke up to the sound of running water. Rain was lashing the tall windows of his home near the great river with such intensity that the gutters were overflowing and a small waterfall poured past his bedroom. It worried him. He was hosting a party that day, but his concern was not that the weather might keep guests away. Indeed, he knew that the heavy rain, far from decreasing attendance, would bring out all of the community’s men of consequence, all as anxious as he for the latest word on the river.”
Prologue/Rising Tide – The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 & How It Changed America – by John M. Barry
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P2160947 8 am view of lake from ritas 2018 View of Mississippi River…

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May 31, 2019 at 10:37 pm

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Full Moon in Scorpio, May 18, 2019

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Good news on the May 18th Scorpio Moon – just watch out for the muddled Jupiter-Neptune square (Sag to Pisces)!

Libra Seeking Balance

We all need to seek peace and quiet on occasion, and this Full Moon at 27° 39′ Scorpio on 18 May 2019, 02:12 PM PDT creates the perfect atmosphere for taking time away from the turbulence of daily life. All but one planet, Jupiter in Sagittarius, are in earth and water signs that are usually happiest in a calm environment. There is determination to spare with the fixed sign emphasis, so tackle a big, dirty project and stick with it until it’s completed.

We have a smooth ride on this Full Moon, in part because both of Scorpio’s rulers are well aspected. Pluto in Capricorn is sextile the Scorpio Moon and trine the Taurus Sun-Mercury. Mars, now in watery Cancer, is happily sextile a Venus-Uranus conjunction in Taurus.

The combination of the Taurus Sun, Mercury and Pluto lends itself much better to introspection and contemplation than a whirlwind of social…

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Written by Jude Cowell

May 17, 2019 at 11:59 am

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New Moon in Taurus, May 4, 2019

Soothing advice for the Taurus New Moon!

Libra Seeking Balance

Nothing like a well grounded New Moon in Taurus to keep our attention focused in the here and now. This particular New Moon at 14° 11′ Taurus on 4 May 2019, 03:45 PM PDT encourages us to experience our spiritual connection to the natural world and allow it to feed our inner being.

The lovely, mellow vibe seeping through the atmosphere has to do with a pleasing sextile joining Neptune in Pisces to the luminaries. Fertility is enhanced, perfect for new growth whether this has to do with plants, animals or love. Spiritual growth is possible when we focus on making our spiritual practices a part of our everyday lives. For those living in an urban setting, simple projects like making a flowering planter to beautify the patio or apartment balcony bring a touch of nature close to home. Those who are fortunate enough to live in a rural community…

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Written by Jude Cowell

May 4, 2019 at 9:37 am

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