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Isaac VAN DUYN (1822-1903) – Willing to Fight, Lost His Sight – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 56)

Isaac VAN DUYN (1822-1903) – Willing to Fight, Lost His Sight – 52 Ancestors 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 … Continue reading

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Richard of Kentucky, are you my KING? Richard, Oh, Richard, who is your Queen? – 52 Ancestors (Possible Ancestor 50)

UPDATE January 2019: After more study, I do believe that the Sabina/Sibby BALLENGER I discuss in this article was not Labina/Libby, but was indeed Sabina/Sibby. I have modified the article accordingly. NOTE: January 2019. After this article, I discovered that … Continue reading

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Willie Ann (ROWE) BLUE – She really IS Reuben ROWE’s daughter! – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 39)

Oh, Happy Day! In the days before birth, marriage, and death records that list parents’ names, where, besides obituaries (if they exist) does one go to find a potential ancestor’s children? Why, land, probate, and will records, of course!

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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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Strangeman JOHNSON (Strong-muhn), and the Strange Mystery He Has Left For Us – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 126)

I need to tsk-tsk myself. Last week when I wrote about Thomas and Rachel (JOHNSON) JOHNSON, I briefly discussed Rachel’s father. His name was Strangeman JOHNSON. One thing I have never done is to get too hung up on spelling … Continue reading

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