My Ancestors Signature #18 ~ Thomas Hayes Sr

Originally posted on Genealogy With Valerie:
How many of you have searched for any kind of photo of an Ancestor and you weren’t able to find one? Especially for one who lived before photography was invented? Have you ever looked through documents like wills, or marriage licenses and you discover that your 3x Great Grandpa…

Art · Colonial Virginia · genealogy · Georgia Genealogy · Native American

Sharing Natural Bridge, Virginia

This evening as I lazily searched the internet for clues concerning my Hayes (Hays, etc) ancestor (Louvicy Hayes m. David Barnett of Christiansburg, Virginia) I came upon such a beautiful historical landmark that I had to share its image with any hapless reader who wanders into this genealogy blog of an armchair researcher. Discovered as… Continue reading Sharing Natural Bridge, Virginia

Childress-Barnett-Strickland-Coile · genealogy · Jamestown Colony · US History

A New Discovery for Childress-Childers!

Now today’s discovery doesn’t actually relate directly to me (that I know of!) and of course I’m merely continuing my habit of armchair genealogy research but this morning I searched for an ancestor through my paternal great-grandmother Martha Ida (“Mattie”) Childress (m. William Benjamin Coile) and followed her line back to William Hugh Childress of Jamestown… Continue reading A New Discovery for Childress-Childers!

American Revolution · genealogy · Power Family

Francis Power at the Battle of Bunker Hill

Happy Easter morning Everyone! If you celebrate then you know that He Is Risen! Yet this quick post is intended to record what I discovered this morning on the familysearch dot org site concerning my ancestor Francis Power, Revolutionary soldier–and the fact that he fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775). Here’s… Continue reading Francis Power at the Battle of Bunker Hill

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