If ever there was a time to enter the Gould Genealogy Family History Through the Alphabet challenge, that time would be now. “H” has arrived.
When my descendants look back at my HISTORY, they will see the letter “H” recurring.
The marriage of Sarah Elizabeth HARMAN and Thomas HADDEN in 1904 brought together two of my “H”‘s. They settled in HAMILTON and had a daughter, my nana Linda HENRIETTA HADDEN.
Sarah HARMAN was not the only one in her family to keep her initials after she married. Her sister Ellen married a HANKS and she became Ellen HANKS of HARRIET Street HORSHAM.
HADDEN and HARMAN are two of the four main family names that make up the maternal side of my family.
HAMILTON too, features in my HISTORY. Nana was born there and I was too.
I lived in HAMILTON for 18 years, the town that was formally called the Grange. If that name had remained, my entry in this challenge may have been “G” for Grange, Gamble and the Grampians.
Nana’s middle name was HENRIETTA which I used to find quite amusing. Later I learnt that her name came from her great-aunt HENRIETTA HARMAN, an HONOURABLE lady but one, it would seem, with a lonely HEART.
Another “H” which will go down as part of my HISTORY is HALLS GAP in the HEART of the Grampians. Many HOLIDAYS were spent there and, at times, it has been a place I have called HOME.
May my HISTORY also show that I liked HORSES. It was HORSES in HAMILTON, HORSES in HALLS GAP and HORSES on HOLIDAYS in HALLS GAP, HORSES everywhere.
Finally, my HOBBIES include the HISTORY of HADDEN, HALLS GAP, HAMILTON, HARMAN and, of course, HORSES.
So, when I get over my obvious preference for the letters “M” and “R”, I can safely say “H” is one of my favourite letters as so much close to my HEART starts with “H”
***Apologies to the HAZELDINE, HICKLETON, HODGINS, HOLMES, HUNT and HURRELL families to whom I also have links.
6 thoughts on “H is for…”
That’s a wHole lot of Hs! I’m particularly impressed by your apologies list.
Thanks Fi. My database is sagging at “H”. I also forgot the Hughes, Head, Hazell, Harrison, Hall, Henry, Huggins & Haywood families and many more “H” names that are in-laws etc.
Wow, so many connections to H names, places and words. Great post.
Thanks GG. Thanks for running Family History through the Alphabet.
So many Hs. I have Hardly any.
I love the photo of Thomas Hadden and Sarah Harman. Just wondering how old they were?
I have heaps of “H”s but comparatively few “S”s and “T’s.
Thats a good question you ask about the age of Thomas and Sarah, because they do look quite old. Thomas was 25 and if you take away the moustache he does look that age. Sarah on the other hand was 21 but looks heaps older. I think the hat shading her face doesn’t help. When I enlarge the photo I can see a younger person under the hat. When she was 60 she looked around 80. It is a nice photo and the only one I have of them together. There is a photo of Thomas in his later years on my Australia Day blog https://mywdfamilies.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/h-is-for/