As I was working on my family history this week I came across my great-granduncle John Cyrus Gilbreath Jr, the brother to my great-grandmother Alta Estelle Patterson. I called Alta "Granny" when I grew up visiting her, she lived to be 101.5 years old. You can read more about her here: https://ellajaneanne.com/2019/07/10/my-great-grandmother/ John Cyrus was… Continue reading Dr. John Cyrus Gilbreath Jr. an Oklahoma Centenarian
Category: Military Service
Christoph Gossman the German Soldier.
My next memorial post will be about Christoph Lorenz Gossman the German Solider. Christoph is my great-grand uncle, he was my great grandmother Erna Lena Gossmann's brother, Christoph was born on 19 April 1906 in Kassel Germany to Wilhelm Gossman and Anna Elizabeth Brand. Christoph was the fifteenth child born to Wilhelm and Anna. You… Continue reading Christoph Gossman the German Soldier.
James Billingsley and Elizabeth Crabtree.
In 2015 I started the process to join the James Billingsley Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. I have several Revolutionary War ancestors but I had never really considered joining Daughters of the American Revolution until I found this chapter, as James Billingsley is my 7th great-grandfather. https://www.texasdar.org/chapters/JamesBillingsley/ James Billingsley was born in April… Continue reading James Billingsley and Elizabeth Crabtree.
Granny Cohea of Effingham, Illinois.
Rodica Rentfrow was born 3 August 1798 in Buncombe, North Carolina to Hickman Hensley (1759-1816) and Elizabeth Rentfrow (1774-1873). When I started researching the Rodica Rentfrow family I was confused as to why all of Hickman Hensley's and Elizabeth Rentfrow's children took their mother's maiden name. While I want this blog to be primary about… Continue reading Granny Cohea of Effingham, Illinois.
Richard Cohea and the War of 1812.
My 5th great grandfather Richard Cohea served in the war of 1812. Richard was born in Talbot, Maryland in 1786 and died on 4 March 1854 in Effingham, Illinois. In 1815 he married my 5th great grandmother Rodicia Rentfrow in Tennessee. When I started research my family, this was on of the easier families to… Continue reading Richard Cohea and the War of 1812.
Five Brothers Serve in the Civil War.
Today I decided to blog about my Patterson family and their service in the Civil War. John T Patterson born in 1804 in North Carolina married Delilha Jackson born in 1814 in North Carolina and moved to Crockett County Tennessee. They had eleven children all born in Crockett County Tennessee. This included seven sons. Of… Continue reading Five Brothers Serve in the Civil War.
Records and WWII
One thing that my Grandmother would tell me when I asked her about researching her Germany family was all the records were destroyed during WWII. She once told me that she had tried to research in Kassel and what we had was all that there was. She even said that what she had, she gave… Continue reading Records and WWII