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The Most Interesting Ancestor I Have in 100 Words – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 22)

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:

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The Much Married Renfro – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 22)

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 … Continue reading

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James Joseph WILSON (19 January 1929 – 21 March 1985) – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 2)

James Joseph WILSON was born James Joseph TRAUTMAN on 19 January 1929,  Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, USA (1). He died James Joseph WILSON on 21 March 1985, in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana, USA (2). He was 56. … Continue reading

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John Marion RENFRO – Union Soldier and Polygamist – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 22)

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 … Continue reading

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