Tag Archives: Florida

Family Photo – 52 Ancestors – Week 8 (2019)

I have so many interesting family photos that it was hard to choose, but I narrowed my choice to two photos. My mother’s family photo is interesting to me because my mother, who was the baby in her family, reminds … Continue reading

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I’d Like to Meet – 52 Ancestors – Week 4 (2019)

Dorothy Dow is the great aunt I would love to meet because nobody ever seemed to know anything about her. I have only seen a few photos of Dorothy – most of them when she was a young girl in … Continue reading

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Most Unusual Name – 52 Ancestors – Week 3 (2019)

I don’t have to go far back on my family tree to find the most unusual name in my ancestry. The name belongs to my maternal grandmother, Rubanner Fletcher, who was born in Florida in 1889. I asked my aunt … 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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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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