Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lucy Ann Riley

Recently, in connecting with my distant cousins in the Blanchard family online, I was finally able to put a face to a name.  Lucy Ann Riley, daughter of Stephen Riley and Grace, was my great grandmother.  She was the third wife of Charles Forrest Blanchard.

I don't know much about her, I never met her.  From what my grandmother told me, she was a very sweet person, and she really liked her.  She is one that I will be researching very soon.  It is so easy to research the men in the family, they left the paper trails.  Women are much harder, although in most instances, they are the keepers of the family history. 


  1. What a nice picture with the calf. Did she live on a farm? I would say the picture is from the 1920s judging upon the apparal and how the picture generally looks.

    Regards, Jim
    Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

  2. Thank you Jim. I know she grew up in a farming village in Vermont, but after she got married, they ended up in Connecticut. Her husband, Charles Forrest Blanchard was in construction.

  3. Congratulations on connecting with your distant cousins and now having a picture of your great-grandmother! How very special!