Henry Waring Latané Temple and Susan Jones

“They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness, as the stars forever and ever.” – Daniel 12:3 Henry Waring Latané Temple was born in April 6, 1812 in Essex County, Virginia, the fourth child of John Temple and Mary “Polly” Latané. Essex County in […]

Renée Rose Adélaïde Gentillot and Achilles Nivison Plunkett Sr

Achilles Nivison Plunkett Sr. was born in 1769 in Torbeck, Saint-Domingue (now a part of Haiti). His father Francois Plunkett was born in Killumod, Ireland and immigrated to Saint-Domingue. Saint-Domingue was a West Indian French colony from 1659 to 1804 on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. At age 21, Achilles married Renée Rose Adélaïde Gentillot […]

Julia Sterling and John Barnitz Bond Sr, MD

John Barnitz Bond Sr, MD was the father of John Barnitz Bond Jr (who married Alice Plunkett). Arkansas Gazette, July 17, 1915: “One of the most picturesque figures in American pharmacy has passed away in the death of Dr. John B. Bond Sr., of Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of seventy-eight. Dr. Bond was […]

Alice Plunkett and John Bond Jr

The children and grandchildren of John Bond Jr and Alice Plunkett: -4 Children: Lila Plunkett Bond, Julia (Judy) Katharine Bond, Josephine Bond, Richard Thompson (Tommy) Bond -10 Grandchildren: Lila Anne Matthews, Agnes Somers Matthews Virginia Reville Ledbetter, Joel Yowell Ledbetter Jr, Julia Plunkett Ledbetter Alice Plunkett Temple, Hal Crouch Temple, Helen Christine Temple, Thompson Bond […]

W.B. Plunkett and Lila Boyd Plunkett

Eliza (Lila) Boyd Plunkett in 1935, likely holding granddaughter Lila Anne Matthews (1934–1959)Lila Boyd Plunkett was Alice Plunkett’s mom Here is a picture of Lila Plunkett as a child. Eliza (Lila) Boyd married William B. Plunkett in 1879 (she was 18, he was 20). They lived at 1719 Arch Street in Little Rock for more […]

How I Met My Great-Great-Great Grandparents

I have 32 great-great-great grandparents. Four of them are Virginia natives, and two of them are Essex County, Virginia natives. I had seen that birthplaces for Henry Temple and Sarah Jones Temple were in Essex County, Virginia. My great-great-great grandfather Henry Waring Latane Temple was rector in South Farnham Parish and at St. Paul’s Episcopal […]

Antioxidant Content in Foods

An study published in 2010 assessed the antioxidant content of more than 3100 foods. The paper they published was a PDF document had 138 pages of tables, listing the antioxidant quantity in foods by category. One of my passions is to make data usable, so I used Tabula to extract the rows   Read the […]

Updated Greatest Films of All Time for 2017

A new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die was published in October 2017, and that means a batch of new movies have been added to the “Greatest Films of All Time” movie recommendation app. In the 7th edition of the ‘1001 Movies’ series, 22 movies released in 2015 and 2016 were […]

Words of Persuasion – The Text Predictors of Persuasive TED Talks

What makes for a persuasive presentation? How can you speak to persuade? To create theodorespeaks.com, I webscraped every TED Talk, analyzed words in the transcripts & user’s ratings, and found that the most persuasive speakers used MORE negative emotion words and LESS ‘I, me, my’ words. So the next time you’re trying to convince, try […]