American Revolution · Claiborne Family · genealogy · Georgia Genealogy · Webb Family

A Revolutionary Ancestor and the Battle of Kettle Creek

Today I received a copy of The Supplement to Wilkes County Papers (1773-1889) by Robert Scott Davis (2000) as part of my search for more information on one of my Revolutionary ancestors John D. Webb (1705-1781) of Virginia and Wilkes County, Georgia. So far in the book I’ve located his son’s name on a list of the 140… Continue reading A Revolutionary Ancestor and the Battle of Kettle Creek

DAR-SAR · genealogy · Page Family · Strickland · White Family

Old Stone Church near Clemson SC

Today as I reviewed some of my White family notes I ran across a previously unnoticed factoid. It seems my ancestor Henry White (April 24, 1724 Buckingham Co, VA — June 17, 1802 Bedford Co, VA) is interred at the historic Old Stone Church near Clemson, South Carolina. In previous notes, I have Henry listed… Continue reading Old Stone Church near Clemson SC

genealogy · Jamestown Colony · US History · Virginia Genealogy

Why Study Your Family Genealogy?

Honor thy father and thy mother that thy days may be long upon the earth is the only commandment that includes a promise and a wonderful one at that. And so it is a religious and a filial duty to rescue, restore, and record memories of our ancestors from oblivion before the record of their very… Continue reading Why Study Your Family Genealogy?

genealogy · Hobson Family · Richmond Co Georgia · US History · Wade Family

Genealogy of Richmond Co Georgia

Some readers are aware that I’ve been away from blogging here since July due to emergency heart surgery and I’m glad to report that my recovery is going well. Yet this post is a mere shout-out to a site I found while searching for a man who signed an Oath of Allegiance to America by… Continue reading Genealogy of Richmond Co Georgia

family ties · genealogy · Moore family · Virginia Genealogy

Visit a Tobacco Farm Virginia 1771

In my rambles today on a search for my maternal grandmother’s Moore family I ran across the following video of a reenacted, modest Virginia tobacco farm as life had been prior to the Revolutionary War, circa 1771. The video seems to have no audio but you may appreciate the view which includes the necessity to… Continue reading Visit a Tobacco Farm Virginia 1771