Taking another look at the pension records of my husband Jeff’s 5th great-grandfather, and transcribing the affidavit for richer biographical and wartime service analysis.
This past October my husband and I accompanied my parents on a 10 day vacation in Washington D.C., Shenandoah National Park, and much of Virginia. The trip allowed us to also visit some spots associated with his 3rd cousin 7 times removed Revolutionary War hero Major General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786 ).
Richard Pace (1583-1627), my husband Jeff’s 11th great grandfather, is credited with saving the colonial settlement of Jamestown, Virginia. Last month, Jeff and I visited Jamestown.
I blogged recently about my husband’s 5th great grandfather Ferdinand HARLESS (1755-1853) and his Revolutionary War service. In this post, I take a look at Harless in the 1850 U.S. Census, the final Census he was enumerated in since he died three years later.Ferdinand is the grandson of Anna Margaretha “Margaret” PREISS [Price], the grandfather of Miles (Myles) Washington HARLESS (1826-1891), […]
My 25th entry in Amy Johnson Crow’s “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” family history blogging challenge. The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Giles County, Virginia […]
In honor of yesterday’s federal holiday celebrating the birthday of President George Washington, I am profiling William Henry Pace, whom we believe is my husband’s 5th great grandfather. Because it is possible that were it not for my husband’s ancestor, Washington might not have lived to become our nation’s founding President.
Headstone erected posthumously for Margaret Price. This week, I begin my journey participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” family history blogging challenge. The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — […]