Randy Seaver on his Genea-Musings blog has put out a Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – 100 Word Genealogy Challenge to write a short story that includes the phrase “the most interesting ancestor I have” in 100 words. Here is mine: Continue reading
Well, here we go again.
Just when I thought the story couldn’t get any juicier, my great, great grandfather John Marion RENFRO has outdone himself. Well, he outdid himself. And how appropriate that this week’s topic for 52 Ancestors is weddings.
I recommend a reading of my first post on John Marion RENFRO before you continue.
In this post, I want to present two of the revealing newspaper articles from 1893 and information I found about a marriage mentioned in the articles. I found these articles just last night, looked at this week’s topic, and knew it was providence. There is much more of the story to tell, I am certain of that, but I’ll continue with what I know now.
John Marion RENFRO was my paternal grandmother’s maternal grandfather. He was born about 1846 in either Madison County or Rock Island County, Illinois, to Absalom RENFRO and Elizabeth (CORMACK) RENFRO. The surname RENFRO is of Scottish origin (possibly of the location Renfrewshire), and CORMACK (McCORMACK, MacCORMACK) is of Scotch-Irish origin.