October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #13

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #13 My great-grandfather, John Columbus (Lum) Gant, was born on March 9, 1890 in Alabama, probably DeKalb County. He was the first born son to Melmoth and Melvina Gant. This is the youngest picture I have of John; probably made in the 1920's As you can tell by my pictures, I'm not very... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #12

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/Ancestor #12 Melmoth Martin Melvin Gantt, my 2nd great grandfather, was the first born son to Martin and Sarah Gantt; August 12, 1834 in Laurens, South Carolina. Melmoth married Mary Elizabeth Freeman in 1852. Melmoth and Mary had six children together; 3 boys and 3 girls. Melmoth was a Private in Company G, 12th Regiment,... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #11

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #11 Today, I want to backtrack a little, and write some further information on the three aforementioned men, their wives, and children. I haven’t been able to track the Gant's back far enough to tell where they came from. I have had no luck in tracing the Bramblett’s back to their origins either.... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #10

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #10 This week, I want to write about my paternal grandmother’s side of the family; The Gents, Gantts, Gants. I am blessed to still have my paternal grandmother living, and of good mind, at the age of 95. My father, and his youngest sister, takes turns having her stay with them. She has... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #9

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ I missed posting on Friday, so this is an attempt to catch up. 🙂 Ancestor #9 Rebecca Davidson Wilaby, my 3rd great-grandmother, was born on July 20, 1820 in Tennessee to James Davidson and Elizabeth (Gunter or Toney) Davidson. The 1880 U. S. Census states that Rebecca’s Father was born in Kentucky and her... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #8

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #8 Mary Wilabay Beam, my great-great-grandmother, was born to John W. Wilaby and Rebecca Davidson on January 24, 1855 in Alabama. Mary was their 7th child and 5th girl. Mary lived a long life. She passed away March 25, 1947, at the age of 92. She was widowed in 1914 and never remarried.... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #7

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #7 I have an obsession with my great-great-grandparents. I feel they hold a lot of keys to some brick walls, but then they have their own brick walls too. David Ezekiel Beam was the first born son for William R. Beam and Parthena McBroom Beam. He was born August 9, 1850 in Guntersville,... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #6

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #6 Parthena McBroom Beam was my 3rd great grandmother and is one of my biggest brick walls. According to Census Records, she was born in 1819 in Alabama, to unknown parents. Supposedly, Parthena McBroom married William R. Beam on March 6, 1848 in Marshall County, Alabama. I do not have documentation for this... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #5

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #5 My 3rd great grand uncle, Elijah Marcus Beam, is an ancestor lost during the Civil War. Elijah was born to Ezekiel Beam and unknown wife, in the year of 1830, in Madison County, Alabama. The 1850 U. S. Census shows Elijah living with William and Sarah Taylor and their family of five... Continue Reading →

October Ancestry Challenge 2013: Ancestor #4

http://loricrane.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/october-ancestry-challenge-2013-2/ Ancestor #4 My 4th paternal great grandfather was the first in my direct descendant line to move into Alabama. Ezekiel Beam, son of John Beam and unknown wife, was born in Fairfield County, South Carolina in 1790. He was the second child of seven and the second son. Ezekiel is mentioned in the Will... Continue Reading →

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