Posts tagged ‘Revolutionary War’

January 29, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Joseph Pinson, 1754 – 1838

The marker of Joseph Pinson, Pinson Cemetery, Rabun County, Georgia.

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January 24, 2013

The Darnell-Teague Connection

Harrison Darnell was my great-great-great-great grandfather. He was born by his own statement on 15 April 1815 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.1 His mother was Catherine Darnell,2 a somewhat mysterious woman who moved her small family from Wilkes County, North Carolina, to first Spartanburg District and then Pickens District, South Carolina, before settling finally in Rabun County, Georgia.

Harrison was supposedly the son of Catharine’s first husband, whose name is unknown. She married second to a Darnell, whose name Harrison took, and then a third time to Benjamin Grist, a veteran of the Revolutionary War who was himself a widower. Of these suppositions, the only one that has thus far been documented is Catherine’s marriage to Benjamin Grist, which took place on 2 April 1834 in Pickens District, South Carolina.3

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August 23, 2009

A Sunday Walk Around the Blogs

Family Enjoying City Named for Their Relative from the Ludington Daily News. An informative article about Sybil Ludington, a Revolutionary War heroine who lived in New York, and the Ludington/Luddington family in general.

Preserving Wedding Pictures by Dick Eastman at Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. The pros and cons of taking and preserving pictures digitally.

Family Reunions and Genealogy Games from Olive Tree Genealogy Blog. A brief look at ways to introduce the family to their ancestors through fun and games.

A two-part article written by Michael Hait at Examiner.com called “Using Clusters to Track Your Ancestors Through Multiple Census Years” Part 1 and Part 2. Anyone who is interested in taking their research to the “next level” should study these articles.

June 28, 2009

A Sunday Walk Around the Blogs

Some of my favorite blog articles, web sites, and other genealogy and history goodies from around the Internet for the past week.

Connect Your Tennessee Ancestors to Origins in North Carolina from Arlene Eakle’s Tennessee Genealogy Blog. This article, from one of the Southeastern US’s most prominent genealogists, is an excellent overview of Dr. A. Bruce Pruitt’s extensive work on Tennessee and North Carolina land warrants.

John Chipman of Pittsylvania Co., VA (part 2) from acme nuklear blimp. I was particularly interested in this because of a name that caught my eye near the bottom of the article: one Thos. Dillard witnessed this document. My interest in the Dillard family is two-fold. First, my brother-in-law is a Dillard from nearby Dillard, GA. Secondly, the Dillards were among that group who emigrated from Buncombe Co., NC through Haywood and Macon Counties to Rabun Co., GA and settled in the Little Tennessee River Valley of that county.

It is through the previous blog that I found the next link, the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, which is exactly what it sounds like, a database of Anglo-Saxons living in England from the “late sixth to the early eleventh century”. Even though I’ll never actually use that database, I found the idea of it incredibly interesting.

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