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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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A Retirement Far Too Short

In 1991 my parents and my aunts, Ann (Damato) Duncan and Rita (Damato) Pye, came to our home in Orangeburg, South Carolina, to visit. In response to my questions about my ancestors taking part in the Civil War (in hopes … Continue reading

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American Marriage of Two Italians

In 1881, Giuseppe (Joseph) Damato and his brother, Luigi (Louis), immigrated from Montecorvino Pugliano, Salerno, Campania, Italy to New York.[1] Louis became a barber in the Boston area while Joseph took his skills as a tailor to the South, settling … Continue reading

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Langone and Prevete in Boston

I just watched the movie “No God, No Master” about the Italian anarchist movement in Boston. Being the inquisitive person that I am, I looked up Sacco and Vanzetti on Wikipedia and noted something of particular interest to me. “At Langone Funeral Home … Continue reading

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In Consideration of the Love I Have

Sarah Lanier Dell Fletcher passed away, according to her headstone, on 31 July 1894. She is buried with her husband, John Almarine Fletcher, in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in what is now Dixie County, Florida. She was a minister’s wife and, … Continue reading

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