My Big Find at the Georgia Archives

27 April 2014 Evidence

I went to the Georgia Archives for the first time yesterday, and while I found lots of good information, one item stands out above the rest, and made the whole trip worthwhile. Here’s the backstory. Harvey D. Ward, my 3rd great-grandfather, fell off the face of the earth after 1870. He was a young man, […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Pearl & Dave

10 September 2013 Family Stories

Pearl Ward, daughter of Newton Coleman Ward and Rachel Louisa Johnson, was born 15 April 1923 in Newport, Georgia, and died 23 Mar 2002 in Gulfport, Mississippi.  She married Mahlon David “Dave” White on 29 January 1972 in Akron, Ohio.  Dave was born 5 November 1929 in Hollway, Ohio and died 7 June 1987. Pearl […]

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1850 Census: Frederick Ward in Gilmer County, GA

11 August 2013 Analysis

I recently analyzed the 1850 census enumeration for my 4th great-grandparents, Frederick and Keziah Ward.  In 1850, they lived in Gilmer County, Georgia, but they would have been in North Carolina in 1840.  I’m hoping that by identifying their neighbors in 1850, I can use that information to confirm their location in 1840, since some […]

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Not Quite Wordless Wednesday: Prince Beaver

14 March 2012 Photos

Prince Beaver was my grandmother’s brother-in-law.  He married her sister, Ellaree Ward. I’m not sure what’s going on with the hat and the bandana over tie in this picture.  There is a picture of my grandfather that is the same size, shape, and coloring as this photo and Papa is wearing a cowboy hat and […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Aunt Nellie and Al

29 February 2012 Photos

My grandmother’s oldest sister, Nellie Ward, and her husband Al Flowers.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – yDNA from a Maternal Line

28 January 2012 And More

Randy Seaver’s challenge this week is to: Find a living male person in your database from your maternal grandfather’s patrilineal line who could take a Y-DNA test. Answer these questions: 1) What was your mother’s father’s name? 2) What is your mother’s father’s patrilineal line? That is, his father’s father’s father’s … back to the […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Thelma and Bondell

16 November 2011 Photos

My grandmother’s sisters, Thelma (Ward) Fortenberry and Bondell (Ward) Fain.

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Wordless Wednesday – Pepaw Ward’s Still

2 November 2011 Photos

My great-grandfather made moonshine.  This is a picture of his still.

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Wordless Wednesday – Pepaw Ward at the Mine

19 October 2011 Photos

My great-grandfather and other workers from the Cohutta Talc Mine in Murray County, Georgia.  Pepaw Ward is standing at the far left.

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Wordless Wednesday – Pearl and John Thomas

5 October 2011 Photos

  Pearl Ward and her first husband, John Thomas.  Pearl was my grandmother’s sister.

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