Family Stories, Military Service, United States Genealogy

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.

Military Service, United States Genealogy

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.

Military Service, United States Genealogy

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.

Military Service, United States Genealogy

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