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Joe Grassi’s Birthday

September 1 Dad would be celebrating his 113th birthday. He was born in New York to Vincenzo and Angela Nardelli Grassi in 1907. He was the oldest of five children, Paul, Tess, Connie, and Nick. Brother, Paul, died when he … Continue reading

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Remembering Jack Kirksey this Memorial Day 2020

Jack Kirksey (Andrew Jackson Kirksey) was born in November 1917 in Reynolds, Georgia. His parents were Ira Hill and Mattie George Newsome Kirksey. He was my mother’s cousin. Jack married Kloye Ann Bowen in 1938 in Upson County. In 1940 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mom

Helen Kirksey Grassi We remember Mom today, May 19th,, the 100th anniversary of her birth. Woodrow Wilson was the president of the United States and it was the start of the time known as the “Roaring Twenties.” Barbers were discussing … Continue reading

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Revolutionary War Ancestors

I have 3 ancestors who served in the Revolutionary War: Jacob Ammons, Michael Dickson, and Hugh Barnett. Jacob Ammons does not have a regular service record like a muster roll. However, in 1827 he took an oath that he participated … Continue reading

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Grandisson Philmon & Martha Ulm

Grandisson L. Philmon also known as Grants was born in 1850 in Anson County, North Carolina to James and Lucinda Pare Philmon. According to Philmon legend he was given that name because his father said “he was the grandest son … Continue reading

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Ida Elizabeth Philmon

Ida Elizabeth Philmon, was born on 28 June 1879 in Marshallville, Macon Co., GA, to Grandison (Grants) and Mattie Ulm Philmon. I thought it was interesting that the news headlines in 1879 included the first successful test of the incandescent … 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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Edward Kirksey

#1 Edward Kirksey On 21 Aug 1751 a land entry for 300 acres in Bladen Co., NC was registered for Edward Kirksey. The deed was entered in Orange County. Earl of Granville Edward 300 acs. 3/8/1757 Wm. Churton p. 7 … Continue reading

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