John A. Carlton, and his brother, Benajah enlisted for a period of one year on March 8, 1862 at Fort Pillow, TN. They were both a part of the 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery Unit. After the regiment was organized, it was embarked on the Steamer Golden Age on June 2, 1862, for Vicksburg. Here it… Continue reading John A. and Benajah Carlton-Vicksburg
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.,,,, Jonathon A. Proctor married Sarah Cutchin, daughter of Samuel Cutchin(s)… Continue reading Proctor, Jonathon-War of 1812
Death does weird things to a family. Grief is an all encompassing emotion, but it never looks the same on any two given moments or in any two given people. I try to Walk In Their Shoes when dealing with my ancestors and this time unfortunately that is fairly easy. My precious Father-in-Law passed away… Continue reading Trials and Tribulations-Stephen Bennett (part 2 of 3)
Abraham Lincoln to Michael Prewitt --- 1st Generation --- 1. Abraham1 Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln, son of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, was born on 12 Feb 1809 in Hardin County, KY. Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd, daughter of Robert S. Todd and Eliza Parker, on 04 Nov 1842. Abraham Lincoln died Ford's theater, Washington, District… Continue reading How Were They Related? You Say….
One Hundred and Fifty years ago today, the Civil War began to come to a close in the United States with surrender at Appomattox, VA. For four long years, north and south had battled each other. Nearly 1, 100, 000 men had lost their lives or were mortally wounded. For my ancestors in the… Continue reading Commemorating 150 years….
I know the heartache of looking for over 25 years for an ancestress who lived in the late 1800s, yet no records of her except the 1880 census exist. She was a very poor share cropper and her story would be lost to all time if it weren’t for me, her 3rd great grand daughter… Continue reading So that they will not be lost….
I was talking with a young friend on FB last night, whose 10 year old is demanding that she let him have a Faceboook account. He is of course using that age old excuse of Everybody is doing it. She’s not buying it. But it got me to thinking of the things mother’s feared in… Continue reading What Mother’s Feared in the 70s….
"Just 15 minutes. You couldn't have waited 15 minutes." We had that discussion every year, for you see, I'd missed her 10th birthday by 15 minutes. I was born at 11:45 and I am sure at 10 she was excited that I was going to be born on her birthday. But alas, I came the… Continue reading Just 15 minutes….
A clean slate, a new calendar, a do over… That’s what a new year should bring and why so many of us get excited about the New Year. It gives us a start for a clean, new life. As a mother of three kids, I am a big fan of my monthly planner. My kids… Continue reading Fresh Start….
In 1850, James Horton is living in Davidson County, TN with his wife and children. The last person enumerated is Vincent Searls, age 75, who I have always assumed was his father-in-law. (James Horton household, Davidson County, TN, Civil District 5, Page 188B, Dwelling 253, Fammily 254, Lines 21-35. 1850 Federal Population Census, Coffee &… Continue reading Beware the Genealogical Assumption