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Just the facts

Friday, February 10th, 2017

            It is difficult for a genealogist to depart from family stories and base research on facts which can be documented.  Family legend sometimes can prove incorrect when confronted with documented facts; this can be difficult for family members who “remember” names, dates, places and people they were exposed to as a young child.  However, […]

Irish American history: 1720-1790

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Philadelphia was the most popular destination port for Scots-Irish immigrants to America, mainly because the linen trade routes were already well established. They then moved into the Appalachian regions, the Ohio Valley, New England, The Carolinas and Georgia.

Jesse McPherson

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Jesse McPherson was one of Muhlenberg’s best-known pioneers. When the county was organized he was appointed one of the justices of the peace. He ran a tanyard, horse mill, and distillery for many years. Tradition says that he feared nothing

Old Southern Bible Records

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Benjamin Brown  Benjamin Brown b. 16 Sep 1786. d. 18 Aug 1863, m. Eliz. Brown b. 12 Nov 1790. (questionable phrase may say “first wife”)  Children Wm b. 25 Aug 1809 Joseph b. Sep 19 1811 John b. Dec 1813 Mary Ann b. 19 Dec 1813, twin of John above Jesse b. 14 … 1816 […]

Catherine Behan-Walsh

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Behan-Walsh Tombstones A great big thank-you to Nancy Mattox, Find-A-Grave volunteer who photographed the tombstones of Catherine Behan-Walsh and her husband James Walsh; Catherine was the daughter of Andrew and Mary Behan and sister to Michael Behan.  Catherine and her husband are buried at Calvary Cemetery in Toledo, Ohio.  All research has indicated that Catherine […]

Dillon Cemetery

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Dillon  Cemetery #2   Transcribed from: Another Job Done by Dianne Peck, page 15.               Sterling Swearingin has headed up an energetic undertaking of cleaning up this old family burial plot.  The brush had completely overtaken the spot and it had become a hiding place for baby claves as it was in the center […]

Memorial Day

Monday, May 31st, 2010

It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. Norman Schwarzkopf   [singlepic id=185 w=320 h=240 float=center] Wesley Lambeth:  Osage County Home Guard, Civil War     [singlepic id=183 w=320 h=240 float=Center] Michael Behen:  47th Indiana Infantry Company B, Civil […]

William Ross FitzJerrell

Friday, May 7th, 2010

William Ross Fitzjerrell was born November 20, 1878.  He was the son of Cyrus Fitzjerrell and Eliza Greenwood. I received his death certificate this week and in addition to the name of his parents, his birth and death information; his death certificated listed wife as Bessie Beatty, divorced.  Bessie was living with her parents William […]