On this date. . .the 25th of August

Births George W. Manley was born in 1884. Earnest LaFayette Roberts was born in 1899 in Murray County, Georgia. Deaths Columbus P. Hemphill died in 1864. George Avery Powell died in 1931 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Marriages Joseph Boggs and Mary Ellis were married in 1808 in Jackson County, Georgia. Chapman Ellis and Christina Lowe were […]

February Birthdays

It’s time to recognize ancestors who were born in February: Jonathan Curtis, 8x-great-grandfather, born 19 Feb 1690 in Wiltshire, England. John Garrett, 5x-great-grandfather, born 19 Feb 1739 in Kennet, Chester, Pennsylvania. Catherine Powell, 5x-great-grandmother, born 20 Feb 1785 in Burke County, North Carolina. Rosamond, 4x-great-grandmother, born 25 Feb 1805 in North Carolina. Martin Langston, 4x-great-grandfather, […]

September Birthdays

Let’s recognize ancestors and close relatives who were born in September: John Burgin, 7x-great-grandfather, born 14 Sep 1704 in Shrewsbury Parish, Kent, Maryland. Elias Powell, 6x-great-grandfather, born 26 Sep 1754 in Bromfield Parish, Culpepper, Virginia. Elizabeth Mann, 5x-great-grandmother, born 29 Sep 1777 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Sarah Morrison, 4x-great-grandmother, born 20 Sep 1778 in […]

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 […]