Category Archives: genealogy

More on the Early Kirksey Family-A Brick Wall

These early Kirkseys are very perplexing. The first mention of the family I am researching was in 1750 in Bladen Co., NC. Edward requested a survey be made of a piece of property containing 300 acres and the identifying description … Continue reading

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Family Legends – Philmon or is it Filmon?

There are not too many family legends in my files but there is one that is interesting. It was told to me by Marvin Philmon who was born in 1879. His father was James Philmon. James was married twice and … Continue reading

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From the Family History Revisited Web Page

There are many members in a family and each has a rich, wonderful history. The challenge is to locate the stories and information on the members that make up the family.  Some of the surnames I am working on are:  … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for the Memories

My cousin, Connie, and I were talking about her Mamma who was my Aunt Nora.  We were discussing her house in Macon Georgia. I had Googled the address but the satellite view showed little except for trees which are forty … Continue reading

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Hugh Barnett

I don’t know too much about this ancestor.   He’s a new leaf on my tree.    He was married to Elizabeth at the time of his death.  From DAR records, during the Revolutionary War he provided services and was an … Continue reading

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Gideon’s Family

We know a little about Gideon’s children. They are mentioned in his will dated 3 May 1801 probated 11 Aug 1801 (WB A page 65).  His wife was Mary, his sons were Abraham, William, Gideon, and Isaac and William Poe Steward … Continue reading

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Who is Rebecca Rickman?

Some think Rebecca Rickman is the wife of Edward Kirksey.  I don’t know what to think about this. Thomas Rickman wrote his will in 1761 and it is probated in Halifax Co., Virginia.  Per his will, “I give to my … Continue reading

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Day of Remembrance – Memorial Day

Memorial Day is generally a day to honor those who gave their lives in battle.  I know of one family who received the telegram that their husband fell in battle.  She in turn let his parents and family members know.  … Continue reading

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Strong Women

I think all our female ancestors were strong women.  They faced moving away from the homes and family they knew to often isolated areas or small towns where they had to make a place for themselves.   They had children, raised … Continue reading

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Heirlooms

#52Ancestors There are a few heirlooms in the family but nothing of monetary value only sentimental value.   I have my father’s baby blanket with a pretty blue and white herringbone pattern that is now over 100 years old.  My grandmother … Continue reading

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