October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #23

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #23 I would like to say ‘Thank You’ to Lori Crane for hosting this October Ancestry Challenge 2013. Participating in this meme has brought my love for genealogy and history back into my life and showed me how much work I have to do. I really enjoyed reading all the participants posts and... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestors #22

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestors #22 Today we will be continuing down the Ritchie, Richie, and Richey line, starting with my 6th great-grandfather, James Richey Sr. I apologize beforehand for this rather lengthy post and for any repetition I may have overlooked. James Richey Sr. was born on July 25, 1722 in Abbeville, South Carolina. According to my... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestors #21

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestors #21 Ritchie, Richie, Richey As the October Ancestry Challenge 2013 is winding down to a close, I’m going to give you a look at what I have on my maternal side; the Richey’s. With the help of Ancestry.com, Millennia Files, International Files, and the help of many cousins, I have been able to... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #20

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #20 I was blessed to remember another one of my great-grandparents. My maternal grandfather’s mother was Hattie Lee Edmondson Richey. She was born October 15, 1885 to Green and Susan E. Jones Edmondson. I have very fond memories of this great-grandmother. She was loving and kind and we had large Sunday dinners at... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #19

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #19 My 2nd great-grandfather, William Henry Taylor, Jr., was born in October 1844 in Marshall County, Alabama (probably on Taylor Mountain). He was the third child and first-born son of William Henry Taylor, Sr. and Sarah Maysure. In 1877, William Henry Taylor, Jr. married Frances Adaline Dorsett. Frances Adaline Dorsett is believed to... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #18

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #18 Della Francis Taylor Beam’s father and grandfather were both named William Henry Taylor. My 3rd great-grandfather, William Henry Taylor, Sr. was born in January, 1797. The first vital record I have on him is his marriage record, which reads: William Taylor, Spouse: Sarah Maysure, Date: 5 Feb 1837 in Marshall County, Alabama.... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #17

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #17 For Ancestor #17, I’m going to skip back over to my paternal grandfather’s, (John Preston Beam), mother, Della Francis Taylor, and talk a bit on the Taylor side of the family. The Taylor’s have proven to be a difficult line to trace, for me. Della Francis Taylor, my great-grandmother, was born on... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #16

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #16 Today, I’m going to skip over to the Richey/Shirley side of my family. I want to talk about my maternal grandmother, Myrtle Shirley Richey, who passed away on this day in 1995. Myrtle Shirley was born on April 20, 1906 to Franklin Harrison Shirley and Sarah R. D. Hall Shirley. She married... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #15

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #15 Today, I want to talk about my paternal grandfather, John Preston Beam. He was born on July 4, 1912 in Marshall County, Alabama to James Henry and Della Francis Taylor Beam. He was their first-born child. Sometime between the 1920 and 1930 U. S. Censuses, the family moved to Graham (now Grove... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #14

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #14 My great grandmother, Molly May Spraggins, was born on March 20, 1892 in Slackland, Cherokee County, Alabama. Her birth certificate shows unknown for both parents. The 1900 U. S. Census shows Mollie, and her sister, Jane Spragins as the adopted daughters of John and Anna E. Howard. They were living at Walker... Continue Reading →

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