Image via WikipediaNovember 23, 1728- Thankful Doolittle, wife of Deacon Timothy Tuttle, dies at the age of 40 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.
(Thankful Doolittle is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestor is Abraham Doolittle.)
A large part of the Tuttles in this country are descendants of Thankful Doolittle. On a related line, one of her descendants is the poet Robinson Jeffers (pictured at left), a great favorite of mine, who lived and wrote about the area I now call my home, Big Sur and the central coast of California. Here for your enjoyment, is one of his poems about our magnificent redwood trees: