The Tale of Lucretia Ring my first White Ancestor in my Fathers Family
The Name Lucretia Ring
For this family and friends Friday I want to talk about my fourth great aunt. The reason I want to talk about her is I am finally getting to the Caucasian roots of my father’s family. My father is descendent from the Ring family of Kentucky in Maine. Lucretia is such an interesting name because I think about the one with the same name who had the last name, Borgia. A secret obsession of mine is watching historical TV shows like the Borgias. And so when I saw that I had an ancestor with the first name Lucretia I knew I had to write about her. She was born in Gardnier to an Anna Jane Williams and her husband William Ring. Lucretia was born after slavery ended in the 1870’s. She married Bert Everett Lamb who was a physician in Maine.
Lucretia and the Great Hurricane of 1938
One thing that was interesting to me is that she probably survived the 1938 hurricane that better New England. That hurricane destroyed over 50,000 homes. People who survived the hurricane said that he came all of a sudden and people had hardly any warning that it was coming. Over 700 died and 700 were injured. Lucretia was married to Dr. Bert Everett Lamb was born in Maine as well. I’m very excited about these developments in my own personal genealogy because it also has given me access to potential other family members, though while distant relatives are relatives all the same. The discovery of my ancestor Monroe Holt has unlocked this story for me.
Exciting Developments in the Denton Family Genealogical Research!
I apologize in advance that friends and family Friday post is shorter than normal. So I am just so excited about where I am in my own research now! I want to share the developments for my father’s family! Please know that in the coming weeks I will have much more to share with you all, so please look forward to more family and Friday’s with stories about the Denton family clan. Now that I have uncovered the Caucasian blood on my father’s family there is hope that I can cross the genealogical pond over to Europe and go further back in my history.
Some Background on Lucretia’s Surname, Ring
Looking back over the surname Ring I’m led to believe that my Caucasian ancestors in this family were from England. In the United States, it seems the ring family is concentrated in the New England area, especially the states of Pennsylvania and New York. For some reason, they also immigrated out west to Texas and Oklahoma and some as far as California.
The Ring Family of New England
Around the time that Lucretia was born the heaviest concentration of the ring family back east. Specifically in New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. This further leads me to believe that my ancestry is English. It would appear that the Ring family comes from the area of Liverpool England, however, I have not confirmed that yet. Looking at records of the Ring family it appears that we are farming family, though some also are into carpentry and blacksmithing.
I am thoroughly impressed that my family is not all gone. While most of the branch of my father’s family of Denver Colorado are deceased and gone. I find peace in finding so much hope that I will find more of my father’s family in other places of the world. Genealogy is given me something that I long for! for most of my life and that is a connection with my family! I always say that I envision having Antoine Fisher moment. The moment where he walks into the house and sees all of his family. Well, I hope to have that same type of moment! Only I know now that it will probably be white folks instead of Africans. But I don’t care they are my family and I love them dearly.