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52 Ancestors: Week 4

Invite to Dinner This week’s prompt is to tell what member of your family tree you would invite to dinner. I would throw a dinner party! All of my great-grandparents would be invited, which would make for an interesting assortment … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: Week 2

My Favorite Photograph Although I’ve posted this photograph on my blog before, it is still my favorite. It’s actually part of a larger family photograph taken during a family gathering. I titled it “The Look of Love.” This is my … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: Week 3

Longevity As far as I know, there are no centenarians in my ancestry. However, a combined group of family members descended from my immigrant great-grandparents worked in the post office system in Duval County, Florida, just short of 100 years. … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: Week 1

Getting Started I credit two people who are technically not my ancestors for my getting started in genealogy. The definition of “ancestor” is one through whom a person descends. I am not descended through either of these people, but we … Continue reading

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September Baby – 1829

September 24th marks the birthday of my great-great-grandfather, James David (David James) Lee, in 1829 in Hamilton County, Florida. This post continues the affidavit of David Sistrunk concerning the children of Everett Lee who was the subject of the last … Continue reading

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Died in Service to His Country

Corporal Everett Lee, my great-great-great grandfather,  died of a fever in service to his country during the Florida War on 15 September 1838 at Charles Ferry in Madison County, Florida. Below is a transcription of the affidavit of David Sistrunk, his … Continue reading

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Coal Miner’s Daughter

Like Loretta Lynn, she was a coal miner’s daughter. Flossie Irene was born the fourth daughter of Edward E. Dow and Viola Bell Bennett on 7 September 1891 in Coalton, Jackson County, Ohio.  Flossie and her family moved from Ohio … Continue reading

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