Trials and Tribulations-Stephen Bennett (part 2 of 3)

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)


Grave Robbing in TN-Stephen Bennett (part 1 of 3)

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)

In Memory of Mary Tyler Moore

Hubby and I visited this beautiful site last year as we Walked in the steps of the Tennessee Brigade.

Emerging Civil War

mary-tyler-moore-dedication Mary Tyler Moore at the dedication of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Sheperdstown University

Most people remember Mary Tyler Moore as one of Hollywood’s great funny ladies, and for good reason: Laura Petrie, and more recently, Mary Richards, left an indelible mark on American society. Moore’s death today at age 80 is a real loss.

What many don’t know is that Mary Tyler Moore had deep ties to the Civil War community.

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Using FAN to Research-Or Why I Could Strangle a Census Taker

My mother’s side of the family is never easy to research.  They were poor sharecroppers after the Civil War on one side. The other side gentlemen farmers. A few did own large plantations, but for the most part researching her family has tested every thing I have ever learned in 30 years of genealogy research… Continue reading Using FAN to Research-Or Why I Could Strangle a Census Taker