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Ida May (TREES) WILSON (1869-1898) – “She was not ready to die” – 52 Ancestors

Ida May (TREES) WILSON was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (LARIMORE) TREES. At the age of  18, she married my great grand uncle Joseph Eddy WILSON. She had three little children, then suffered “lung trouble,” and died at the … Continue reading

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Carol Vernice (VAN DUYN) WILSON: My Favorite Photo – 52 Ancestors (2015 #14)

My favorite ancestral photograph is of my maternal grandmother, Carol Vernice (VAN DUYN) WILSON, with a scarf on her head and holding her red patent leather purse, while overlooking the Colorado River.

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Maude Olive (BUSSELL) KUHN – *Protecting a One Week Old Baby* During a Cyclone – 52 Ancestors (2015 #12)

I goofed. My cousin is graciously willing to take some of the blame, having gotten the story mixed up. But I should have verified. I should have questioned the discrepancy. I should have confirmed the birth date. I should have … Continue reading

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Maude Olive (BUSSELL) KUHN – Gave Birth During a Cyclone – 52 Ancestors (2015 #10)

Maude Olive (BUSSELL) KUHN was the wife of my great grand uncle Ord Wiley KUHN. She was born 8 August 1882 in Indiana, the older of two children born to William Perry BUSSELL and Martha Jane (McKINSEY) BUSSELL.

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Annie WALLEN and the Cumberland Gap: Too Far From Family, Too Close to Home – 52 Ancestors (2015 #9)

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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