Category Archives: Son’s Line

When Genealogy and Real Life Connect

When Genealogy and Real Life Connect I have met some wonderful people throughout my genealogy lifetime. “Met” either face to face, through letters, via telephone, or on the internet. Sometimes they become good friends. For some reason, we in common … Continue reading

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Annie WALLEN and the Cumberland Gap: Too Far From Family, Too Close to Home

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?

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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