Welcome to my adventures in genealogy! These are stories about breakthroughs and cool stuff that’s happened during my ancestral quest. I wish I’d started putting these in writing long, long ago.
Descendants of James Flanagan (d. 1752 Louisa County, Virginia) are indebted to Bob Flanagan for sharing his knowledge of our family history. At the end of his report, he invites researchers to make additions, corrections, … Continue reading James Flanagan (d. 1752): Commentary and corrections on Bob Flanagan’s history on clanflanagan.org
William left some clues for us in 1877 William is one of the early Thames men for whom we don’t know parentage, exactly, but evidence points to him being the son of Thomas Thames (son … Continue reading William Thames of Clayton County, Georgia (1796-1892)
In light of the fact that we now know James Flanagan had two sons named James, I believe his will warrants closer examination. This is my work in progress (isn’t all genealogy permanently “work in … Continue reading James Flanagan’s 1752 will deserves a fresh look
Let me just preface this by saying I did not set out to find errors in previously published genealogical work. I simply love maps, history, and genealogical research. But I did find an error, and … Continue reading Whittle Flanagan’s Red Hill in Louisa County, Virginia- a study
Thomas Thames c1700-1758 – New records for a Thomas Thames have been discovered. Do they belong to our Thomas?
My quest to resolve the mysteries surrounding my 4x great-grandfather. John Flanagan was born between 1790 and 1799 (based on the 1840 census) in VA (probably Albemarle County, since his parents, James Winwright Flanagan and … Continue reading What Happened to John Flanagan? – A Descendant’s Discoveries
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 … Continue reading Grandad McLemore gets airtime 131 years after his death