Introducing the Women’s Timeline Series

Several things have happened in the last few months that made me want to start a new series focusing on the timelines of my female ancestors. First was Women’s History Month in March.  I wanted to write several articles about my female ancestors during that month and as I was looking through my archives to […]

Aunt Thelma’s Potato Soup

potato-soup

Today’s Fearless Female prompt from The Accidental Genealogist is to: Share a favorite recipe from your mother or grandmother’s kitchen. Why is this dish your favorite? If you don’t have one that’s been passed down, describe a favorite holiday or other meal you shared with your family. I have a number of recipes that have […]

Nancy Emeline Brookshire

Brookshire Garrett genealogy

My great-great-grandmother, Nancy Emeline Brookshire (don’t you love that name?) was the daughter of James Brookshire and Elizabeth Tilley and was born on May 13, 1833 in North Carolina.  She died on March 1, 1916 in Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia and was buried in Tickanetley Cemetery. Nancy lived in Union County, Georgia with her parents and […]

A Farmer’s Wife

Forrester Ward genealogy

On Monday, I wrote about Anna (Carnes) Forrester.  Today’s spotlight is on her daughter, Mary Lourania (Forrester) Ward, my great-great-grandmother.  This is the woman that my grandmother refers to as Grandma Ward. Mary was born on July 7, 1864, near the end of the Civil War.  She probably was born in Fannin County, Georgia and […]

A Favorite Female Ancestor

Carnes Forrester genealogy

In honor of women’s history month, I’ll be writing a number of posts honoring the female half of my family tree.  Today’s post is part of the Fearless Females blogging prompt series created by Lisa Alzo, The Accidental Genealogist. Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn […]