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 #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 #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 #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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