On this date. . .the 22nd of February

Births Thomas Whiteside was born in 1790 in Buffalo Creek, North Carolina. Deaths Mary (Pitcairn) Mackie died in 1746 in Ceres, Scotland (currently believed to be my 8th great-grandmother). James Kendall Thompson died in 1913 in Murray County, Georgia. Click on any link above to see more information about these individuals, including source citations. Did […]

On this date. . .the 18th of October

Births Thomas Mackie was born in 1724 in Burnsquare, Ceres, Fife, Scotland (my 7th great-grandfather). Nancy Stroud was born in 1798 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Millie Elmina (Searcy) Miller was born in 1838 in North Carolina. Joseph Logan Greenlee was born in 1897. Deaths Frances Elizabeth (Plott) Whitesides died in 1936 in Sipe Springs, […]

And then there were 16

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Assignment is to list one’s 16 great-great-grandparents, include their dominant ancestry and to calculate one’s own dominant ancestry. My spin on this is to look back an additional four generations from the ggg’s in order to identify their ancestry.  Many, many of my ancestors were already on these shores […]

Kendrick Surname Fun Facts

The Kendrick surname is usually considered to be of Welsh, English, or Scottish origin.  The Welsh and English origins of the name are quite similar. In Wales, it was derived from the personal name “Cynwrig,” meaning chief man.   In England it was derived from the given name “Cenric” or “Kendrich”, from the Old English pre […]