Isaac VAN DUYN was born on 15 May 1822 in Ohio.1,2 Many undocumented family trees say he was born in Belmont County, Ohio, although I have yet to find credible evidence of this. Some trees say his parents are Isaac and Anna (DAVIS) VAN DUYN. I have no credible evidence of this yet, either. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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.
Yesterday, I published articles on two of my ancestors. In honor of their service, I thought I would write a brief military biography of each of the rest of my veteran ancestors. Continue reading
My 3rd great grandfather George W TAGUE was born in Indiana on about 2 August 1831 to Jacob TAGUE and Mary MARTINDALE. I have found six probable siblings, all of them sisters.
George married Emaline Eliza “Emily” BROOKS on 24 August 1849, marriage license obtained in Hancock County, Indiana. He was 18, and she was 20. I wrote about Emily’s sad death a few posts ago.
George W TAGUE served as a Union Captain and Doctor in the Civil War. He died 28 March 1896 in Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana. Continue reading