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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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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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DAR Adds the Ability to Order Supporting Documentation, not Just Applications of Ancestors

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 … 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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My Veteran Ancestors – 52 Ancestors (Ancestors 2, 6, 22, 56, 58, 62, 152, and 176)

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.

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