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
There are physical characteristics and medical conditions and illnesses that point toward Caucasian and other races having Native American roots and since I’m not certain if I’ve posted this information here before I’m posting it now, just in case: Native American Roots Happy hunting!
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?
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
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
Locating information about my maternal grandmother, Mary Lee Moore (m. M. Cleveland Simmons), is proving just as difficult as expected especially given the abundance of Moore (More, etc) families in America (England, Ireland, and Scotland). But apparently their abundance isn’t what’s blocking the trail. Mary Lee Moore was born in 1884 in Carroll County, Georgia so naturally… Continue reading Moore Search Leads to 1921 Fire
This morning my earliest known Hickman ancestor was discovered by yours truly, a mere armchair researcher. Never before had I seen the lineage of Mary Hickman wife of Henry Peter Strickland so I was glad to follow her parentage back to England. Here is what researchers have found so far about this particular early Hickman (sometimes spelled ‘Hitchman’) line:… Continue reading Earliest Hickman Ancestor Found!