Surprise! I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite photos of my mother and me.
Sarah JOHNSON was my matrilineal great-great-grandmother. I have found or heard so much about her that I could probably write this story half asleep with my eyes closed. Yet, I wish I knew more. Birth and Early Childhood Sarah was … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors, COON/KOON/KUHN, JOHNSON, Mom's Side
Tagged #52ancestors, Christian Church, COON/KUHN/KOON/KOONS, Indiana, JOHNSON, mtDNA, North Carolina, Society of Friends (Quakers), Women
If you’ve been studying genetic genealogy for a bit, you may understand X DNA, but I’ll give a summation here. X DNA is different from regular autosomal DNA. The 23rd chromosomal pair contains the sex chromosomes – those which determine … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors, CORMACK, Dad's Side, DNA, RENFRO, X
Tagged #52ancestors, Autosomal DNA, CORMACK, DNA, DNA Painter, RENFRO, SPAULDING, Women, X-chromosome
Minnie Magdalene (KUHN) VAN DUYN is my 2nd great grandmother.
Posted in COON/KOON/KUHN, Mom's Side
Tagged BROOKS, COON/KUHN/KOON/KOONS, HUTCHINS, JOHNSON, RADABAUGH/ROADABAUGH, SANDERS, Tecumseh, The Massa Theory, WHITAKER, Women
It was twelve years ago today. It was approximately 3:45pm. It was a Monday. I got there about 25 minutes before then, maybe fewer. Her fluids were unhooked. I just sat with her. She was so cold. So cold. Her … Continue reading