52Ancestors – Week 6: “Social Media”

I’m playing catch-up now because of prior commitments. Last week’s topic was “Social Media.” While my ancestors didn’t have our modern social media, they had their own forms at different times. One of my paternal great-grandmothers, Sarah Martha (Forbes) Centers was born in 1856 in Livonia, Putnam County, Missouri. In about 1903, “Martha”, her husband …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

I’d most like to meet my third great-grandfather, James Leonard, who was born in about 1769-1770 in South Carolina and died before 5 January 1855 in Cherokee County, Georgia. Grandpa James is one of my brick wall ancestors who continues to elude my research efforts.

Dear Zoe, Part 2

Who was Zoe Davenport or “Dear Zoe” that she traveled the width of Washington Territory from Colfax to the coast in the mid-1880s to go salmon fishing and listen to the Spanish Fandango?

Dear Zoe, Part 1

“What’s in a name?” Those words, lyrically queried by Shakespeare’s Juliet to Romeo, suggest that a name is a label and nothing more. The person, not the name, is who we love, who we honor, or who we remember.