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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 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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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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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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