On this date. . .the 10th of June

Births James Hardy Whiteside was born in 1818 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Joel Nabors was born in 1822 in North Carolina. Deaths Johannes Renner died in 1733. Anna Maria (Keller) Albright died in 1803 in Guilford, North Carolina (my 7th great-grandmother). Thomas Rudd died in 1807. Sheriff Johannes Peter Mull died in 1814 in […]

On this date. . .the 11th of November


Births Ludwig Albright was born in 1731 in Germany (my 7th great-grandfather). Anna Maria (Keller) Albright was born in 1733 in Pennsylvania in (my 7th great-grandmother). Moses Whiteside was born in 1785 in Buffalo Creek, North Carolina. Isaac Ezekial Ellis was born in 1846. Alvin M. Brookshire was born in 1850 in Ellijay, Georgia. Deaths […]

On this date. . .the 18th of August

Births Lydia (Richards) Atchley was born in 1762 in Loudoun County, Virginia (currently believed to be my 6th-great-grandmother). Margaret Rebecca (Hemphill) Young was born in 1840 in Burke County, North Carolina. Nancy Elizabeth Ellis was born in 1862 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Sally (Rudd) Hood died in 1828. Miles Marion Scott died in 1889. […]

November Birthdays

Let’s recognize ancestors and close relatives who were born in November: Elizabeth Goodrich, 9x-great-grandmother, born 02 Nov 1645 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Hans Paul Dellinger, 8x-great-grandfather, born 05 Nov 1670. Ludwig Albright, 7x-great-grandfather, born 11 Nov 1731 in Germany. Anna Maria Keller, 7x-great-grandmother, born 11 Nov 1733 in Bern Township, Berks, Pennsylvania. Benjamin Burgin, 6x-great-grandfather, […]

Anna (Keller) Albright Headstone

Anna Maria (Keller) Albright is buried in the Old Brick Church Cemetery in Alamance (formerly Guilford) County, North Carolina.  I read only a few words of German, so I’m taking the data from the inscription on faith. Anna was born 11 Nov 1733, possibly in Pennsylvania or Switzerland.  She died 10 Jun 1803.

mtDNA Testing

I finally bit the bullet and ordered a DNA test this morning. I chose to use Family Tree DNA, which purports to have 90% of the genealogy DNA market share. I ordered the mtDNAPlus test kit. It’s a little more expensive than the basic mtDNA kit, but I knew I wouldn’t be satisfied with lesser […]