Our roadtrip to Dad's birthplace last weekend led me to trace his geneology, which goes back to 1716 Maryland.
This guy was actually Henry Falls Jacobs. Cool name. Believe his actual birth year was 1838.
There's not a lot happening in Bowen, IL these days, but Dad had a great day and we trekked to both cemeteries where ancestors are buried--Ebenezer and Bowen, both in Adams County, IL.
As children, this was the waited for landmark. When it came into view, we were there! We competed to see who spotted it first.
They may have Downton, but we have Bowen Abbey. Unfortunately this is a mausoleum.
Our grandparents had the small retirement job of cleaning this bank (below). Now there's a brand-spanking-new bank just on the west edge of town.
Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Chapel and Cemetery, south section has the graves of my great, great grandfather's family.