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
So if mine is boring, perhaps Hubby’s would be better? Used the same ancestors through his fifth greats. I admit I know a little less about his family than I do mine. Only one hundred and thirty-one candidates this time. Here are the states his ancestors were born in: (looks like there might be some… Continue reading At Least I Married an Interesting Migration…..
When I tell people that my family was from TN they think I am just joking. So today on Facebook, one of those memes comes across “States Which I have Visited”. So I decide to shake it up a little and do states my ancestors were born in. I used all my ancestors through my… Continue reading So They Think I Am Kidding….
Bought a new pair of shoes today and that got me to thinking about the year my grandmothers died. I’d turned twelve that year and as my sister-in-law says, over night I’d become all arms and legs. My poor mom was overwhelmed with caring for my brother, she’d lost a mother in law a few… Continue reading She Could Have Let Me Go Barefoot….
It’s pretty much a given that Moza Hurt had a daughter named Patience. He mentions her and her twin sister in his will dated 15 Dec 1791: I Moza Hurt of Halifax County being in perfect health both of body mind, sence and memory thanks be to God for the same. Yet calling to… Continue reading When You’ve Got It All Wrong….
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!….
Week three of blogging about our #52 Ancestors prompt for No Story Too Small. It’s funny how a story grows and takes on a life of its’ own. How a common criminal becomes a Prisoner of War. Instead of serving time for his crime, he becomes a hero to his children and grandchildren. Many of… Continue reading Grand Theft Equine….