Category Archives: Personal Family History

Our ancestral Role of Honor

Dan Burrow’s family Role of Honor. To those many ancestors who fought so valiantly that we might enjoy the freedoms we enjoy this day we give thanks. You have gone before us and paved the way that we might live … Continue reading

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James H Ives and the Civil War

Sometimes when putting a family story an obituary can lead to a very interesting story. Such was the case when the following obituary was read. “James Ives an old soldier of the civil war, died Friday May 11, 1923 about … Continue reading

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John Henry Avery on Harvesting corn in 1919

For years as we have visited my parents in Illinois it has been a standing joke that the most exciting thing to do was watch the corn grow and see which side of the road the soybeans were planted on … Continue reading

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Creating the History in Family History

“Every once in awhile an artifact will come across your desk when doing genealogy that makes all the hours of researching worth it.  Sometimes its in the form of a particular article left by an ancestor, it may be the … Continue reading

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Organize your Genealogy from the beginning.

“For many genealogical researhers the task of organizing years of records from file cabinets to computer based programs is an overwhelming task.  The age of computers and digitization is upon us and the years of file folders and big cabinets … Continue reading

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William Hubbs of Laurens County South Carolina Patriot or Loyalist ?

“The first colony established on the Ashley river in the present state of south Carolina was in the year 1671.  These early settlers were a group of English people direct from the Old World, and another group, the members of … Continue reading

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Sarah Elizabeth Ellis Carter

                 Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of Hezekiah Ellis and Sarah/Sallie Gunnel Hurst.  She was born on the 10 April probably in the year 1824 in Fayette Co. Kentucky.  Her father died within the year that she was born … Continue reading

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Childhood Memories

“I grew up in Idaho and I really did walk 5 miles in the snow uphill to get to school.  It seemed like whenever I would complain about the cold winters or the long bus rides or the walks to … Continue reading

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Harrison Hobbs or Hubbs of Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas

Harrison Hobbs was born about 1835 in Laurens County South Carolina.  Little is known about his early childhood except for the fact that his parent John Hobbs and Isabella Madden like so many other pioneer families moved their family from … Continue reading

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Martha Jane Boyles

Martha Jane Boyles has become to be known to many who have researched this family line as the illusive Martha Boyles. I think to begin to tell her story we first must relate the many family traditions that have been … Continue reading

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