On this date. . .the 6th of April

Births James Constant Chable was born in 1868. Deaths Nancy A. (Thurman) Ellis died in 1918 in Gilmer County, Georgia. Mary Elizabeth (Patterson) Whitener died in 1920 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma (my 2nd great-grandmother). James W. Johnson died in 1925 in Dial, Georgia.

Evaluating a Family Tradition

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As I wrote about yesterday, the first assignment in Lesson Two of the NGS Home Study Course is to record and evaluate a family tradition. My family story is that of the ubiquitous “Cherokee princess.”  My paternal grandmother has always told the story that her grandmother was a Cherokee descendant.  The family lived in northwest […]