Fighting for a New Nation

As we prepare to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of our nation, I want to take a moment to recognize my ancestors who fought for (or supported the fight for) our freedom and independence.  I have seventeen ancestors and relatives who were involved in the American Revolution.  To see the complete list, click here.  […]

July Birthdays

On this, the first day of July, let’s recognize ancestors and close relatives who were born in July: Weyrich Norrente Rudisill, 7x-great-grandfather, born 08 Jul 1695 in Germany. Thomas Hemphill, 4x, 5x, and 6x-great-grandfather, born 09 Jul 1746. Thomas McEntire Hemphill, 3x and 4x-great-grandfather, born 09 Jul 1796 in Old Fort, NC. Malinda Burgin, 4x-great-grandmother, […]