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20 MONTHS A POW! We found the Civil War POW records for a clients, 3rd great-grandfather, George W Swango (1811-1889). In September 1862, at 51 years old, George enlisted with several other family members, in Company D, 5th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA. In the summer of 1863, he was with General John Hunt Morgan, during his raid into Ohio, and was ultimately captured at the Battle of Bluffington Island. George was sent to the POW prison, Camp Douglas, near Chicago where he remained until a few days shy of the end of the war. Reading the interesting remarks on the documents, you can imagine the desperation he must have felt. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #civilwar #campdouglas #veteranancestors #confederate #pow #civilwarpow
Part 1 of 1: TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI! Buried in Frankfort, Kentucky is Marine Lt. Presley O’Bannon, the first American to raise the U.S. flag over foreign soil in wartime. He was also given the Mameluke Sword, which is used to this day, by Marine officers. #genealogy #ancestry #familytree #familytreenuts 🎥: #Steadireadi
Part 2 of 2: TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI! Buried in Frankfort, Kentucky is Marine Lt. Presley O’Bannon, the first American to raise the U.S. flag over foreign soil in wartime. He was also given the Mameluke Sword, which is used to this day, by Marine officers. #genealogy #ancestry #familytree #familytreenuts 🎥: #Steadireadi
Part 2 of 2: TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI! Buried in Frankfort, Kentucky is Marine Lt. Presley O’Bannon, the first American to raise the U.S. flag over foreign soil in wartime. He was also given the Mameluke Sword, which is used to this day, by Marine officers. #genealogy #ancestry #familytree #familytreenuts 🎥: #Steadireadi
Part 1 of 1: TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI! Buried in Frankfort, Kentucky is Marine Lt. Presley O’Bannon, the first American to raise the U.S. flag over foreign soil in wartime. He was also given the Mameluke Sword, which is used to this day, by Marine officers. #genealogy #ancestry #familytree #familytreenuts 🎥: #Steadireadi
THE MOTHERS THAT GOT US HERE! This collage contains pictures of mothers & grandmothers, of a single family, spanning up to 8 generations. The oldest grandmother was born in 1817! We should celebrate all the mother’s of our past and honor their sacrifices that got us here today. What are some your favorite stories about your mothers and grandmothers? What are some things they had to overcome to get you here? Please share below! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #mothers #grandmothers
All of these beautiful ladies are Stephanie & I’s mothers & grandmothers, spanning up to 8 generations & over 200 years! We honor their gazillion hours of sacrifice, dedication & love, that got us here today. We are so lucky to have all of these photos to forever remember and celebrate them. Happy Mother’s Day! #familytreenuts
THE FARM GREW! We found a photo of a clients 3rd great-grandparents, Samuel Pack (1830-1909) & Elizabeth “Betty” Nelson (1831-1911). Samuel was born on the Kentucky side of the Tug River, but lived his adult life in Wayne County VA/WV. Over their lifetime, Samuel & Betty’s farm continued to grow, and shortly after Samuel returned from serving with the Union in the Civil War, the farm became much larger than those around it. Hard work, pride and determination can be seen in their eyes! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
DESCENDANT OF 225+ YEAR CONGREGATION! On Easter Sunday, we visited Old Providence Church, with Richard Webber, whose 5x & 6x great-grandparents attended circa 1790’s-1850’s. The church is located in Clark County, Kentucky, near Boonesboro, and was even attended by the Daniel Boone family. It was awesome to visit this historic site, with an actual descendant of the original pioneer congregation. The video on our Facebook pages tells much more! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #oldprovidencechurch #boonesboro #pioneerancestors #historicchurch
DESCENDANT OF 225+ YEAR CONGREGATION! On Easter Sunday, we visited Old Providence Church, with Richard Webber, whose 5x & 6x great-grandparents attended circa 1790’s-1850’s. The church is located in Clark County, Kentucky, near Boonesboro, and was even attended by the Daniel Boone family. It was awesome to visit this historic site, with an actual descendant of the original pioneer congregation. The video on our Facebook pages tells much more! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #oldprovidencechurch #boonesboro #pioneerancestors #historicchurch
ELLIS ISLAND VISIT! This is a short, impromptu video, of a research visit we took to Ellis Island, with a brief tour of the facility and a bit of the genealogy research that can be done inside. It is said that, 100 million Americans have ancestors that came through this historic location. Thanks to my brother and Cinematographer, Chris Carson, whose team at Steadireadi, made my attempt of a video so much better. The full video can be seen on my Facebook page. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #ellisisland #immigrantancestors
ELLIS ISLAND VISIT! This is a short, impromptu video, of a research visit we took to Ellis Island, with a brief tour of the facility and a bit of the genealogy research that can be done inside. It is said that, 100 million Americans have ancestors that came through this historic location. The full video can be seen on our Facebook page. Tell us the names, and little about your ancestors that came through Ellis Island! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #ellisisland #immigrantancestors
LATER-LIFE IMMIGRANT! We found this photo of a clients 3rd great-grandfather, John Henry Dean (1865-1929). John lived most of his life in Stockport, England and worked since his youth, as a successful baker. In 1923, when he was 58 years old, he & his wife Agnes, immigrated, through Boston, to Detroit, Michigan to live with one of his daughters families who had moved from England, during WWI. He eventually moved to nearby Windsor, Ontario, Canada, where he died in 1929. Do you have any stories of ancestors who immigrated later in life? #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #immigrantancestors
THEY FOUGHT FOR GERMANY! To the great surprise to our client, we discovered, that his great-grandfather, Richard Herold (1890-1928), served in the German Army in WWI and his grandfather, Hugo Herold (1919-1984), served in the German Navy during WWII. Hugo emigrated through Ellis Island, in 1952 and served honorably as a fire fighter in NYC. His son served in the U.S. Navy. Our client while shocked, feels like their service to their country is something to be proud of. How would you feel to learn that one of your ancestors fought for the “other side” in one of America’s conflicts? Please share any similar stories. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #germanancestors #ww1 #ww2
I was lucky enough to meet up with Jill, an old high school friend and my genealogist mentor. She gave us a personal tour of the very historic chapel & cemetery at West Point, where she has spent countless hours working, coordinating alumni funerals & burials. Jill even has a Patriot ancestor who was stationed at West Point, during the Revolution & helped make the historic chain! Thanks for the tour & your genealogy guidance Jill! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #westpoint
CRAZY COINCIDENCE !!! While working on the family trees of the boyfriends of two sisters, we discovered that they both had a great-grandmother that lived circa 1920-1935ish in the same little town of Maramec, Oklahoma. The 1930 population was only around 350, so it can be assumed that they must have known each other. Maramec is now an interesting ghost town. One of the great-grandmothers ended up in California and the other stayed in Oklahoma but both have great-grandsons that ended up in the same county in Kentucky and are dating sisters? What are the odds??? Twilight Zone Stuff. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #weareallconnected
SLAVES FREED & GIVEN PROPERTY IN WILL! We found the 1816 will of a clients 6th great-grandfather, Martin Webb, from Warren County, Kentucky. The will states, “I do bequeath to my negro man Bob and Hetty, at my death, to be free from all and every person.” He left 50 acres, including the house & furnishings to his wife Nancy, and the remainder 150 acres to his children. Upon Nancy’s death, Bob & Hetty were to receive the land and house. By giving them their freedom and property it is clear that there was a close relationship between master & slaves. Martin Webb had originally received this 200 acres in 1799 as a land grant for his service in the Revolutionary War. What an awesome family story this is! #genealogy #ancestry #familytree #familytreenuts #freedslaves
59th YEAR OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE! We found the marriage certificate for a clients, 4th Great-Grandparents, James Donaho & Nancy Johnson, who were married on Saint Patrick’s Day, 17 March 1835. What a neat way to refer to a date by how many years since American Independence. We are now in the 243rd year, should we bring this tradition back? #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #americanindependence #marriagecertificate
DANIEL BOONE CABIN! Yesterday, while out on business, we happened upon an obscure historic marker that lead us to the restored, Daniel Boone’s last home in Kentucky (1795-1799). How many of you have family tree connections to the famous pioneer? #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #danielboone #logcabins
Counting the nuts 🥜 on my family tree 🌳 😂 #treeclimbingday #treeclimbingfun #familytree #familytreenuts #fridayfunny
How many of us have been inadvertently, “genealogifying” for years, long before we knew it was a word? The struggle is real. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
Family Trees make excellent gifts. Have one of our professional genealogists create a timeless treasure, for someone on your list. Message us for details. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #giftcertificate
BASKETBALL STAR! We found a neat article about a clients great-grandfather, who in 1908, was on leave from the Army. The article says he was a star player on the post basketball team. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
AWOL AGAIN! We found Civil War papers for a clients 2nd Great-Grandfather, Archie Roach, who went AWOL for the 2nd time, from his unit, Company H, 57th Infantry, (CSA). The first time he went AWOL was a few days before his original 8 month enlistment was to expire. It would appear that the war had heated up and soldiers were not being allowed to go home, so he went anyway. He was absent for 19 months before being being arrested, charged with desertion & sent back to his unit. After a year of heavy fighting, he went AWOL again, a month before his unit surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox. By then most Confederates had realized that the cause was lost, and started going home, rather than risk death in a final battle. Can you imagine the despair they felt to make that decision? This document was issued, and states that he could be found his home county of Greene County, Virginia. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #civilwar #civilwarancestor #57thvirginia
AWOL AGAIN! We found Civil War papers for a clients 2nd Great-Grandfather, Archie Roach, who went AWOL for the 2nd time, from his unit, Company H, 57th Infantry, (CSA). The first time he went AWOL was a few days before his original 8 month enlistment was to expire. It would appear that the war had heated up and soldiers were not being allowed to go home, so he went anyway. He was absent for 19 months before being being arrested, charged with desertion & sent back to his unit. After a year of heavy fighting, he went AWOL again, a month before his unit surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox. By then most Confederates had realized that the cause was lost, and started going home, rather than risk death in a final battle. Can you imagine the despair they felt to make that decision? This document was issued, and states that he could be found his home county of Greene County, Virginia. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #civilwar #civilwarancestor #57thvirginia
A year ago today, I started Family Tree Nuts, & have been blessed to breathe life back into thousands of ancestors of clients and made so many fascinating discoveries. Like my Facebook & IG pages to see many of them, @familytreenuts. What stories lay hidden in your family tree? #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
Today we celebrate one year in business! We have been blessed to breathe life back into thousands of our clients ancestors and made so many fascinating discoveries. What stories lay hidden in your family tree? #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
1892 article, about my 4th Great-Grandfather Charles Maynard, Jr (Williamson side). I’ve lost count on how many stories like this that I have uncovered from my WV/KY border ancestors. Stories like this are extremely common for our Appalachian ancestors who were so distant from the law of any kind so, “Mountain Law” prevailed. The article even gives a tone that Queen, who is also a cousin of mine, “needed killin’ “ for his actions. Further research shows that Queen was deemed acting in self defense but I’m quite sure he had to look over his shoulder the rest of his life. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #appalacianancestors #mountainjustice
We found this tragic story from 1892, about a clients 4th Great-Grandfather Charles Maynard, Jr. Stories like this are extremely common for our Appalachian ancestors who were so distant from the law of any kind so, “Mountain Law” prevailed. The article even gives a tone that Queen “needed killin’ “ for his actions. Further research shows that Queen’s actions were deemed in self defense but I’m quite sure he had to look over his shoulder the rest of his life. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #appalacianancestors #mountainjustice
We worked on a project to collect military photos of the family of the couple pictured in the middle. They have all 5 branches covered and the veterans pictured here have fought in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, The Cold War, Desert Storm, Iraq & Afghanistan. They also have many, many ancestor veteran family members who fought in the Civil War, War of 1812 & the Revolutionary War. Honor your Veteran family & ancestors by posting photos and/or comments below! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #veteranfamily #veteranancestors
1890 WEDDING PARTY! I found a 138 year old newspaper article about a wedding hosted by a my 2nd Great-Grandfather, Lawson V Cremeans, (1853-1929) in Point Pleasant, WV. According to the article, it was quite a fun party! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #masoncountywv #pointpleasantwv #1800swedding
1890 WEDDING PARTY. We found a 138 year old newspaper article about a wedding hosted by a clients 2nd Great-Grandfather, Lawson V Cremeans, (1853-1929) in Point Pleasant, WV. According to the article, it was quite a fun party! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #masoncountywv #pointpleasantwv #1800swedding
154 (1864) YEAR OLD AUTOGRAPH of a clients 4th Great-Grandfather, David Wisard. David was born in 1798 in Switzerland, French speaking, immigrated in 1834 & settled in Wayne County, Ohio. The document is for the marriage to his 3rd wife when he 66 years old. How cool is it to see an actual autograph of your 4th great-grandparent? #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
115 year old picture, circa 1903, that we had restored of a clients Great-Great-Grandparents, George Brown & Daisy Anderson-Brown. This is the only known photo of George because in 1916 he was killed crashing his buggy while racing an automobile! The name of the company that did the restoration is PhotoPandas. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
115 year old picture, circa 1903, that I had restored of my Great-Great-Grandparents, George Brown & Daisy Anderson-Brown (my dads-dad side). This is the only known photo of George because in 1916 he was killed crashing his buggy while racing an automobile! The name of the company that did the restoration is PhotoPandas. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
NO WHOOPING OR HOLLERING! We came across this sign today of an interesting 1836 ordnance in Danville, Kentucky. Rules & laws are created for a reason so I guess this town was getting pretty rowdy and the penalties for breaking this law were quite steep! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #danvilleky #oldlaws
NO WHOOPING OR HOLLERING! We came across this sign today of an interesting 1836 ordnance in Danville, Kentucky. Rules & laws are created for a reason so I guess this town was getting pretty rowdy and the penalties for breaking this law were quite steep! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #danvilleky #oldlaws
We found an 1882 map with the location of a client’s 4x great-grandfather, Richard Henry Heaton’s farm. If you look just a bit northeast from Franklinton, you will see “R.H. Heaton Residence”. The second picture is a google maps shot where you can match up the road lines you see that interestingly there is still a residence there even today. Richard Heaton married Mary Clubb and you can see that he had Clubb’s for neighbors. Maps are such a useful & interesting research tool! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
I buckled down big time this summer and spent 500+ hours to obtain my Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. Being a graduate level program, it was by far the most challenging thing academically that this ole Jock/Marine has ever done but my knowledge in genealogy has been expanded ten fold. I now have credentials as a “Professional Genealogist”. Huge thanks to my family for putting up with my constant grouchiness, rants about the course being “freakn’ bullcrap” and all the hours of not being able to make any noise anywhere in the entire house. 🤣 I absolutely love bringing all of our ancestors back to life. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
153 YEAR OLD LETTER RETURNED! While visiting the archives at EKU a few weeks ago, I very randomly pulled a letter written in 1865 from a Mary Jarvis to her “Cousin Horace”. Through research, I was able to learn so, so much about Mary including who all her family was, where they lived, what they did, property they owned and where they died. Mary lived and is buried in Salvisa, Mercer County, Kentucky, about a hour from where I live so yesterday I took a road trip. I visited the site of their home and farm and found her grave. At her headstone, I left a copy of my report about her and copies of the letter that she had written. This was such a neat thing because of all the randomness of it. To put it in perspective, it would be like in the year 2171, some random, unrelated person who lives an hour away from you, visiting your grave and leaving you a copy of a text stream that you had with your cousin today! How cool it was to breathe a little life back into Mary Catherine Sharp-Jarvis (1835-1876) of Salvisa, Kentucky! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
While visiting the archives at Eastern Kentucky University, I stumbled upon this marker and tree donated for a 1938 grad, Lt Russell McKee Childs who joined the Navy Air Corps in WWII, went MIA in 1944 & later officially declared dead. What a great tribute and look how grand his tree is now. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
While visiting the archives at Eastern Kentucky University, I stumbled upon this marker and tree donated for a 1938 grad, Lt Russell McKee Childs who joined the Navy Air Corps in WWII, went MIA in 1944 & later officially declared dead. What a great tribute and look how grand his tree is now. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
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Today I visited “Mount Pleasant” in downtown Richmond, KY built in 1826 where it’s first owner, George Brown operated a cotton mill. The house was used as a hospital & occupied by Confederates during the Civil War Battle of Richmond and sits just behind Madison Middle School. The house stayed in the family name for 160 years but had been abandoned for about 30 years & grown over until it’s it’s restoration started a few years ago. The house sits on a hill & faces the court house viewing down town. The house still has a long way to go inside but it’s beginning to be used for events. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #mountpleasant #richmondkentucky #historicrichmondky
Today I visited “Mount Pleasant” in downtown Richmond, KY built in 1826 where it’s first owner, George Brown operated a cotton mill. The house was used as a hospital & occupied by Confederates during the Civil War Battle of Richmond and sits just behind Madison Middle School. The house stayed in the family name for 160 years but had been abandoned for about 30 years & grown over until it’s it’s restoration started a few years ago. The house sits on a hill & faces the court house viewing down town. The house still has a long way to go inside but it’s beginning to be used for events. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #mountpleasant #richmondkentucky #historicrichmondky
House Wedding! We found the marriage record dated 15 November 1866, for a clients 3rd Great-Grandparents, Jonah Williamson (1847-1918) & Sarah Canaday (1840-1908) who lived their early lives in Pike County, KY & later lives in Wayne County, WV. Like so many others in Appalachia, they were married in someone’s home. Churches were often far away & preachers rode circuits performing several marriages in an area on the same day. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #homewedding
We stopped by the graves of my 4th (kids 5th) great-grandparents Solomon See (1822-1910) & Mary Crabill-See (1839-1932) who lived in western Pickaway County, Ohio. Their graves are about a mile up from Deercreek Dam in Hebron Cemetery, near their old farm. Solomon was my age during the Civil War & it’s amazing to think about the different Pickaway County that they knew compared to now. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
Do you have any Patriot Revolutionary War Veterans in your Family Tree? What were there names? Where were they at & what did they do during he war? We honor their sacrifice by keeping their memory alive! Happy Independence Day! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #patriotancestors #revolutionarywar
REV WAR PATRIOT WITH THREE YEARS FRONTIER SERVICE! We found a clients 6th Great-Grandfather’s Rev War pension application & records. George Whaley (1731-1821) married mid year but he later enlisted into the 12th Virginia Regiment on 15 November 1776 in Lewisburg, Greenbriar County, (West) Virginia under the command of famous & proven warrior, Captain Matthew Arbuckle. During his three year enlistment, George was one of the 100 or so men stationed at Fort Randolph near modern day Point Pleasant, WV & was present for the killing of Chief Cornstalk but not one of the ones involved in this famous event. He survived a week long Indian siege in May 1778 and was discharged in November 1779 when the fort was ordered to be abandoned. He later settled in Jackson County, Ohio where these documents were filed. We are thankful to Patriots like George Whaley for so much sacrifice that lead to the establishment of our great nation. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #patriot #americanpatriot #revolutionarywar #patriotancestors #fortrandolf #pointpleasantwestvirginia
Everyone keeps posting beach pics like crazy so here’s mine. I’m spending all by free time this summer on my back deck studying for my genealogist certification. Which is more fun? 🏖 or 🌳 #ancestry #genealogist #genealogy #summerschool #familytree #familytreenuts
Yesterday I visited the home of a client in her historic home, surrounded by beautiful horse farms between Lexington and Frankfort, KY. The original part (bottom right) section was built in 1803 & was used as a stagecoach stop/tavern. The rest of the house was built in 1830. You can see where the original door was which is now the window second from the right. The house has a continuous bubbling spring just outside the back door which no doubt was the reason for it’s location. The house had stayed in the family for 197 years until my client purchased the house in 2000. We look forward to learning more about the house and the family that lived there so long. #genealogy #ancestry #familytree #familytreenuts #historichomes
WHAT A PICTURE! This circa 1930 photo taken in probably Lincoln County, WV, and was shared by a friend, Tinessa Williamson. Rush Williamson (1911-1971) on left, is her Great-Uncle (my own 3rd Cousin, 4x Removed). One can only speculate the true nature of this photo but it speaks volumes about the prohibition/depression era in Appalachia & is the type of photo so many would love to find in their own family tree! #genealogy #ancestry #familytree #familytreenuts #moonshiners #moonshine #prohibition
PRICELESS PHOTOS! We found a circa 1910 photo of a clients 3rd Great-Grandmother, Nancy Jane Music-Merritt (1832-1911). Surrounding her is a large collection of photographs of people & things important to her. We sure wish Grandma Merritt could tell us where her photos are today! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #grandmasphotos
Priceless items from my ancestors! The last few days I was fortunate enough to meet a cousin for the first time who lives in Michigan. She passed down to me several items from our like ancestors including a grain shovel made from one solid piece of wood by my 3rd Great-Grandfather, John Anderson (1853-1929). The shovel was made circa 1880’s (that’s Little House on the Prairie days folks). Some other items she gave me were a few pieces of jewelry that were my 2nd Great-Grandma Daisy Anderson-Brown-Minshall’s (1877-1955). One piece was a perfume charm that STILL smells like she did, I’m told, even though she passed for 63 years ago. Lastly, she gave me several old photos of relatives that I had not ever seen before which to a genealogist is worth more than gold. I am honored & lucky to be the keeper of these items and grateful to my cousin for passing them to me. I can assure you that I will do the same & pass them on down when that time comes. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #pricelessancestoritems
Priceless items from my ancestors! The last few days I was fortunate enough to meet a cousin for the first time Falcon River who lives in Michigan. She passed down to me several items from our like ancestors including a grain shovel made from one solid piece of wood by my 3rd Great-Grandfather, John Anderson (1853-1929). The shovel was made circa 1880’s (that’s Little House on the Prairie days folks). Some other items she gave me were a few pieces of jewelry that were my 2nd Great-Grandma Daisy Anderson-Brown-Minshall’s (1877-1955). One piece was a perfume charm that STILL smells like she did, I’m told, even though she passed 63 years ago. Lastly, she gave me several old photos of relatives that I had not ever seen before which to a genealogist is worth more than gold. I am honored & lucky to be the keeper of these items and grateful to my cousin for passing them to me. I can assure you that I will do the same & pass them on down when that time comes. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #pricelessancestoritems
MEASLES KILLS SOLDIER! We found a record of a clients 3rd Great-Grandfather Civil War Sergeant John R. Spicer listed on line #5 of the document. He enlisted within days of the formation on the 91st Ohio Infantry serving 2 years, 9 months and died from measles less than 8 weeks before the unit was mustered out at the end of the war. His enlistment was much longer than most & it’s sad to see the hero make it almost to the end but fall the way so many did off of the battlefield. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #civilwar #91stohio #civilwarancestor #veteranancestors
Thank you for all the support from sea to shining sea, in all 50 states & 6 countries! We look forward to continuing to share exciting ancestor finds that we find for our clients. Thank you to all those who continue to give us input, info, assistance and of course business! I guarantee that we are just as excited as you are when we make discoveries about your ancestors! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts
150 YEAR OLD FAMILY PHOTO! We found this rare circa 1870 photo with a client’s 4th great-grandparents (center) George Fannin (1804-1880) & Mary Mumpower-Fannin (1809-1886). They were both born in Virginia and moved in approximately 1830 to Morgan County, KY where they eventually owned a large farm. Despite being 56 years old, George went to Prestonsburg, KY on October 2, 1861 and joined the Confederate Army. These few facts just scratch the surface of what could be told about a family photo this old. #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #civilwarancestor #confederate #confederateancestors #civilwar #oldfamilyphotos
That awkward moment when you finally get your hands on a rare book about YOUR ancestors & you flip to find your WIFE’S great-grandparents in it 😳....... This highly sought after book is 832 pages long & begins with my 8th great-grandfather, Hezekiah Sellards, the father of the famous Jenny Wiley, following the generations up to near-modern time. I’m so happy to finally have a copy of this book! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #jennywiley #appalachiacrossroads
IMMIGRANT TO WWI POW! We found records for a clients Great-Grandfather Walter Chmiel (1894-1935) who immigrated in 1912 from then Russia (area later became Poland). He enlisted just as the U.S. was entering into the war & served more than 2 years in Europe ending up in the German POW Camp of Darmstadt. His story is moving to realize that he joined the army of his new country to defend his old one & sacrificed so much along the way. What a man! #ancestry #genealogy #familytree #familytreenuts #ww1 #ww1pow #ancestorveterans #immigrantveterans
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