Monthly Archives: April 2013

Samuel and Mary DANNER ~ Census Sunday

My third great-grandfather on my adoptive father’s side, Samuel DANNER, was born about 1840 in Surry, Yadkin County, North Carolina to Adam DANNER (1793-1860) and Susannah G. Liggon (1803-1860).  He died sometime before 1910. My third great-grandmother on my adoptive … Continue reading

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Charles Oscar PORTER’s WWI Draft Registration Card

Charles Oscar PORTER was my great-grandfather on my maternal grandma’s side.  He was born April 2, 1884 in Oxford, Kansas. When I began studying this record, I was surprised when I saw that he did not register for the draft … Continue reading

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Simon William LAKEY ~ Tombstone Tuesday

Several records I have found show my great-grandfather on my adoptive father’s side’s name as William Simon LAKEY, but his tombstone and a few others say Simon W (William) LAKEY.  Either way, it appears he most likely went by “Simon” … Continue reading

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Thomas and Emma WATMOUGH ~ Census Sunday

My hubby’s second great-grandfather, Thomas WATMOUGH, was born about 1838 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England to Joseph WATMOUGH (1796-1869) and Sarah (b. 1799).  He died in December 1909 in West Riding, Yorkshire, England. My hubby’s second great-grandmother, Emma KEITHLEY, was born … Continue reading

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Moses Franklin PORTER’s Obituary and Portrait

“Moses Porter was born in Kentucky, Jan 20. 1826, died at … Oxford, Kan., Dec. 20. 1897, aged 71 years 11 months and 333 days. He with his parents moved to Illinois when he was 1 year old, where he … Continue reading

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Frugally Chipping Away at this Brick Wall

No matter what I do, it seems that I cannot get beyond the brick wall that is placed just beyond the father and son pair both named Sherman FRARY found in my maternal grandfather’s ancestry.  I am not sure if … Continue reading

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Marriage License of Carl HERZ and Bertha SCHWICHTENBERG

“To any Person Legally Authorized to Solemnize Marriage, Greeting:  Marriage may be celebrated between Mr. Carl Herz of Chicago in the County of Cook and State of Illinois of the age of 36 years, and Miss Bertha Schwichtenberg of Chicago … Continue reading

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Ellen WARGENT CRESS and Her 5 Daughters ~ Wordless Wednesday

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Amelia “Anna” HIGHTOWER SCOGGINS ~ Tombstone Tuesday

My fifth great-grandmother, Amelia “Anna” HIGHTOWER, was born June 10, 1765 in Orange County, North Carolina to Austin HIGHTOWER (1698-1784) and Martha CLACK (1744-1793).  Martha was Austin’s third wife and much younger than him. “Anna” married Jonah SCOGGINS (1763-1845) on … Continue reading

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Sherman and Alice FRARY 1900 ~ Census Sunday

My second great-grandfather, Sherman FRARY, was born August 29, 1852 in Illinois to Sherman FRARY (1824-1867) and Charlotte Marinda SCOGGINS (b. 1826).  He died February 21, 1915 in Fort Scott, Kansas. My second great-grandmother, Alice M, was born in October … Continue reading

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