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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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Two Brides for Two Brothers OR Two Grooms for Two Sisters

A wedding took place on 14 March 1909 in Alachua County, Florida, between my grandparents – Oswville Lem Dukes and Rubanner Fletcher.  In the same county just two months earlier on 19 January, Rubanner’s sister, Ada, had married Lem’s brother, … Continue reading

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Third Time’s the Charm

James Ball Fletcher, along with four of his older brothers, served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. A Private in Company F of the 10th Florida Infantry, James was present at Appomattox Court House when Gen. Robert E. Lee … Continue reading

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