Category Archives: Son’s Line

Annie WALLEN and the Cumberland Gap: Too Far From Family, Too Close to Home – 52 Ancestors (2015 #9)

This is a heart-wrenching story. It is very, very sad. It is a story of my son’s 5th great grandmother, Mary Annie (SAWYER) WALLEN, and her losses during the American Civil War.

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The Irrelevancy of Surnames – THORPE = COMPTON/CRUMPTON? – 52 Ancestors

My son’s surname is my maiden name, his father’s is THORPE, and then that line goes back a few generations until I just lose it. So I thought a Y-DNA test was in order to join the Thorpe DNA Project … Continue reading

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