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
I have found the ability to order and immediately download DAR applications for Revolutionary War descendants to be very helpful. That service has been provided for quite a while for only $10. Now, in addition, you can order the supporting documentation that was given when the application was being made. This is an additional $20, and I will be doing this for my Revolutionary War Ancestors.
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