Tag Archives: Civil War

Died on the 4th of July

My third great grandmother shares something in common with the second and third presidents of the United States. They all died on July 4th.  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson actually died on the same day – the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Philander Bennett’s Birthdate

With no Bible record or birth certificate, it’s a little difficult to state with certainty the birth date of a person born in the 1800s or earlier.  Such is the case with my great-great grandfather, Philander Bennett.  However, there are … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Philander and Minerva!

Four days short of his 27th birthday, Philander Bennett took twenty-five year old Minerva Abrams as his wife in Hamilton Township, Jackson County, Ohio. They were married 1 June 1867 by Justice of the Peace George Gilliland.[1] Their union would … Continue reading

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Minerva

The loss of loved ones is difficult for anyone, even in the later years of life. But Minerva Abrams seems to have had more than her share of grief from an early age. The oldest child of Samuel Abrams and … Continue reading

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Births That Caused a Truce

I have not been able to document this family story that has been passed down for 3 or 4 generations now. The documentation will depend on Civil War skirmishes or encampments in this particular area within a particular time frame … Continue reading

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A Life Remembered – James Ball Fletcher

Remembering the death of someone I never knew may seem a little strange, but it’s an opportunity to honor someone who had a lot to do with my being here today. James Ball Fletcher has been the topic of several … Continue reading

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Samuel Abrams – Civil War Soldier

Today marks the anniversary of the death of my paternal 3rd great grandfather, Samuel Abrams, in 1866. In his honor, I thought it best to pay tribute to him by sharing a transcription of an affidavit of one of his … Continue reading

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