My quest to resolve the mysteries surrounding my 3x great-grandfather. John Flanagan was born in VA (probably Albemarle County) about 1795 (per DAR records), son of James Winwright Flanagan and his wife Phoebe Simpson. He married Ann M Saunders on 22 Jun 1820 in Fluvanna County VA. She was also born about 1795 according to … Continue reading What Happened to John Flanagan?
Richard McLemore, 1798-1881 Richard McLemore (1798-1881) of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, married Nancy Perry Hill. Richard is credited for founding the town of Meridian. Richard and Nancy were my gggg-grandparents. Back in 2013, I was following the AMC series, Hell on Wheels – a gritty, moody western about a group of characters whose commonality lies in the … Continue reading Grandad McLemore gets airtime 131 years after his death
Got multiple ancestors with the same names in the same place? It can be a nightmare to sort it out. And then it's time to get creating and expand the arsenal of the types of documents you flesh out to get them all sorted out. What follows is a report I prepared for submitting a … Continue reading Sorting out the Samuels
My thoughts on genealogy as a calming pursuit Scout and Banjo, my research assistants Back in 1988, I started shaking my family tree to see what would fall out. I had no idea what I’d find, I was just curious to learn about my heritage. My curiosity was first aroused by an uncle bearing a … Continue reading A Certain Serenity
Since very early on in my genealogy adventures when I first identified Serena, my 3x great-grandmother and wife of William M. J. Kelley, she’s been a genealogy brick wall. According to the 1850 census, she was born in Georgia about 1817; at the time of that census, she was living in Coffee County, Alabama with her … Continue reading Serena’s Brick Wall, resolved!