Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small issued the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Each week focus on one ancestor and post something about him or her.
Me - My Mom - Ruby Alberta Belknap - Donald Francis Belknap - Thomas Jefferson Belknap - Betsey Ann Bristol - Justus Bristol - Simeon Bristol (David is son of Simeon)
David Bristol is the brother of my 4th great grandfather, Justus Bristol. He's a great example of why you should look into siblings of your ancestors. Just after David's 90th birthday in 1888, he was interviewed by The Daily Times of Troy, New York about the story of his life. It's a great wealth of information about his family and the history of the area during his lifetime. He mentions his parents, Simeon Bristol and Abigail Faulkner. David, also, mentions his siblings including Justus and their unsuccessful venture in farming. My 4th great granduncle lived to be just shy of one hundred.
Articles about David Bristol can be found on the great website, Old Fulton New York Post Cards: http://www.fultonhistory.com/fulton.html
A Nonagenarian - Sixty Years In Troy, column 2
David Bristol - oldest living Tojan, column 3 midway down
Almost A Century Old, column 6
Thomas M. Tryniski, "A NONAGENARIAN," The Daily Times, Troy, NY, Saturday Afternoon, Nov. 24 1888, David Bristol - Story of his Life; Old Fulton NY Post Cards (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 29 December 2012); Troy NY Daily Times 1888-1889-0373.pdf.
Thomas M. Tryniski, "Wayside Whispers," The Daily Times, Troy, NY, 19 July 1890, David Bristol - oldest living Trojan; Old Fulton NY Post Cards (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 28 December 2012), Troy NY Daily Times 1889-1890-1135.pdf.
Thomas M. Tryniski, "Almost A Century Old," Hudson, NY Evening Register , 30 September 1898, death of David Bristol; Old Fulton Post Cards (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 28 December 2012). Hudson NY Evening Register 1898 Grayscale - 1867.pdf.