Second Summer Disease

  My grandmother lived in fear of what she referred to as Second Summer Disease. I am shocked at the number of genealogists who have never hear of this disease.  Recently on a genealogy Facebook page I follow someone asked about the death of a 18 month old from “failure to be fed properly.”  Others… Continue reading Second Summer Disease


William and Jane Blaylock-The rest of the story

In March 2015, I wrote about William Blaylock in this blog  As more documents are coming online, the rest of the story as Paul Harvey used to say can be told.  :  This is part of that story.My 2nd great grandmother was Virginia Caledonia Markham, daughter of Susan Markham and Unknown.  Her sister, Lockie… Continue reading William and Jane Blaylock-The rest of the story

Getting the Next Generation Interested….

Like most Genealogists, my children really aren’t interested in sitting in front of the computer chasing down every last deed of someone long dead.  They aren’t interested in spending hours in archives and cemeteries looking for that long lost connection to a 6th great grandfather.  At least they aren’t yet…. So how does a genealogist… Continue reading Getting the Next Generation Interested….

Proctor, Jonathon-War of 1812

  Jonathon A. Proctor was born circa 1784, presumably in Edgecombe County, NC. There are several Proctors in Edgecombe County in 1790. Most likely this is where Jonathon Proctor was born. His father-in-law, Samuel Cutchin(s) was from Edgecombe County and Jonathon and Sarah married there.[1],[2],[3],[4],[5] Jonathon A. Proctor married Sarah Cutchin, daughter of Samuel Cutchin(s)… Continue reading Proctor, Jonathon-War of 1812