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
I have been enthralled with my ancestor Stephen Bennett since I first got started in Genealogy. I can still remember the day like it was yesterday. I drove to MTSU to do some research on my family. Not sure what made me decide to start doing Genealogy that day, but I was home visiting and… Continue reading Grave Robbing in TN-Stephen Bennett (part 1 of 3)
Jonathon A. Proctor was born circa 1784 in NC.1,2,3,4,5 Jonathon A. Proctor married Sarah Cutchin, daughter of Samuel Cutchin and Mourning Hudnall, on 8 Mar 1808 in Edgecombe County, NC.6 Jonathon and Sarah became the parents of Unknown female Proctor between 1808 and 1810 in Edgecombe County, NC. Jonathon A. Proctor was enumerated as the… Continue reading When A Will Doesn’t Exist-Jonathon A. Proctor and Sarah Cutchin
My direct ancestors did not serve in any wars or military conflicts after the Civil War. They were either too old, or too young to serve. However, my uncles and great uncles did serve the nation honorably in every military conflict thereafter. Today I want to write about my great uncle Fred Ghee. … Continue reading Fred Ghee-From farm boy to World War II Navy
As our last article showed, census takers have specific rules they must follow when enumerating our family on the census. The census has a specific date in which it was to be recorded. However, since the census taker had to go to every home in their enumeration district or districts, it was often… Continue reading Narcissus Jane Ray Eady-When the Deceased Make the Census
Here are the basic facts about my Hubby’s grandfather, Herbert Keith. He was born 05 August 1901 in KY. He married Vessie Zola Crick on 03 February 1921 in Christian County, KY. He was the father of seven children. He married Byrdie Mai Denny Vineyard. He died on 10 August 1976 in Simpson County,… Continue reading Herbert Lenzo Keith-A Depression Era Snapshot of a Family
Last week I wrote a post about my mother, so it seems only appropriate that I share my father’s story as well. My parents could not have been two more different people. My dad was soft spoken, quiet, often moody. My mother is boisterous, loud, incredibly outgoing. As a child, they managed to complement each… Continue reading Faithful Father….
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….
This is my week 6 post 52 Ancestors In my effort to find the father of Green Hubbard, I have been researching Hubbard’s from Wilkes County, NC. Green married Susannah Parkes there in 1826. I had already ruled out Benjamin Hubbard, but I was very interested in Samuel Hubbard. Samuel apparently died intestate, because I… Continue reading Now That’s a Best Friend!….
My grandfather was by far my favorite ancestor. Born in 1905, my grandfather was the oldest of his siblings. He met my grandmother when he went to her house to pick her sister up for a date. Granny opened the door and my grandfather fell in love with her. He took the sister on a… Continue reading Oh, the Candy Man Can….