I have been researching family history for as
long as I can remember. In the fourth or fifth grade I was
Earl C Pound
ancient royal lines and connecting them with each other. In high
school, I turned my attention to my own family lines.
I still remember my
mother's answer to the question "What was your grandfather Watson's first
name?" She thought a moment, then answered Grandpa. Later research did
reveal that he was named John Quincy Watson and that his line can be traced
to the original John Watson of Narragansett, Rhode Island, who died in the
early part of the eighteenth century.
Sgt. Benjamin H. Pound
In 1969 I compiled and
published the descendants of Jacob Glabe, one of my mother's immigrant
ancestors. By 1973 I had traced
all four of my German ancestors to their homelands in Hesse and Baden and
extended the lines in some cases to past 1600.
Jacob Glabe 1815-1892
Katherine Stein 1816-1899
Because of my varied
ancestral background, I have researched in virtually every state in the
United States, the province of Ontario in Canada, parts
of England and Germany and lately Mexico.
In addition, I have
presented classes at several California genealogical conferences, including
Hemet, Orange, Ridgecrest and others. I also give talks on various aspects
of genealogical research to societies throughout Southern California.
Children of Jacob Glabe and Katherine
Jacob, Sebastian, Levi, Caroline, John & Henry Glabe