Category Archives: Storytelling

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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Grandma’s Breakfast Tradition

It has been said that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and I am sure that the women in our family must have learned 100’s of years ago that the best way to a farmers … 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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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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The Guitars in my Life

After helping my parents and elderly friend downsize their houses I have had to take a serious look at my own home and wonder what will be important to my children some day when it comes time to either keep … Continue reading

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What do the Records really show?

A few years ago my children were given an assignment in their History Class. Now I am not one to be intimidated by School assignments but this one caught me especially off guard. The assignment: Talk to a veteran of … Continue reading

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