Monthly Archives: March 2014

Commonalities

Who would have ever thought I would find some commonalities with my maternal 2x great grandmother who lived and died more than a century ago? Today is her birthday – 25 March 1813. Her name is Sarah L. Dell Fletcher. … Continue reading

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No Birth Certificate? No Problem (for some)!

In the days before birth certificates were required by states (usually the early 1900’s), are there any documents useful to assist in this dilemma?  There are many articles in books and online to answer this question, but I want to … Continue reading

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Bound for Life (or To a Wife)

They wanted to marry, but first there was the bond to be taken care of. Until a few weeks ago, I had thought that a marriage bond was a guarantee that the groom was not going to cop-out on his … Continue reading

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Two Brides for Two Brothers OR Two Grooms for Two Sisters

A wedding took place on 14 March 1909 in Alachua County, Florida, between my grandparents – Oswville Lem Dukes and Rubanner Fletcher.  In the same county just two months earlier on 19 January, Rubanner’s sister, Ada, had married Lem’s brother, … Continue reading

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The No Name Baby Girl

My great grandmother, Viola Bell Bennett, was born (or at least her birthday was celebrated) on 12 March 1868. In the Jackson County, Ohio birth records, she appears as an unnamed female born to Philander Bennett and Minerva Abrams in … Continue reading

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An Amended Death Certificate

I never knew my maternal grandfather, Oswville Lem Dukes. Because the purpose of my blog is to share some of my family’s history on significant dates in their lives, I thought I would use this anniversary of his death in … Continue reading

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