United States Genealogy

Harry Ward Skipper and Minnie McCarta

Harry Ward and Minnie McCarta are my great grandparents. Harry Ward was born on 31 August 1892 in Mulhall, Logan, Oklahoma, just three weeks after his father George Newton Skipper ran in the 1893 Cherokee Stripe Land Ran. Minnie McCarta was born on 13 November 1888 in Louisiana. Harry Ward Skipper as a child. Harry… Continue reading Harry Ward Skipper and Minnie McCarta

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.

United States Genealogy

Who are Dulan Jackson Bigham’s parents?

Today I decided to write about my husband's great grandfather, Dulan Jackson Bigham. When I started researching my family, I also searched some on my husband's family. This is what I discovered about Dulan. Dulan was born 6 November 1872 in Marshall Tennessee according to his WWI draft and death record. Dulan Jackson Bigham WWI… Continue reading Who are Dulan Jackson Bigham’s parents?

United States Genealogy

Update:The Life of Charles Skipper.

I did some research this past week after posting about my great grand uncle Charles Skipper you can read the original blog post here https://ellajaneanne.home.blog/2019/08/06/the-life-of-charles-edgar-skipper/ . If you want to know the full story read the original blog post of The life of Charles Skipper before reading the update. I had several questions about what… Continue reading Update:The Life of Charles Skipper.

United States Genealogy

The Mystery of Ruth and Ruby Patterson.

Ruth and Ruby are one of the many mysteries in my family history. Ruth and Ruby are twins born around 1902 in Crockett County, Tennessee. They are the daughters of my second great grandparents James William Patterson, born 1 February 1863 in Gadsen, Crockett, Tennessee and Jimmie Ella Smith, born 1868 in Gadsen, Crockett, Tennessee.… Continue reading The Mystery of Ruth and Ruby Patterson.

United States Genealogy

The life of Charles Edgar Skipper.

Charles Skipper is my great grand uncle, son of my great grandparents George Newton Skipper and Sarah Catherine Bishop, born 2 April 1885 in Effingham, Illinois. When Charles was about 8 years old George and Sarah made the move to Oklahoma and George ran in the 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run, where he staked a… Continue reading The life of Charles Edgar Skipper.

United States Genealogy

Opal Beatrice Ethel Pearl Hazel Rosie Dollie Dell Skipper.

Opal is the reason I became interested in my family history. My daughter was working on a project and needed more information on her family tree. As my daughter and I began looking into our family we came across Opal and believed that there was a question as to what her middle name was. We… Continue reading Opal Beatrice Ethel Pearl Hazel Rosie Dollie Dell Skipper.

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

German Genealogy, United States Genealogy

Meet Ella Jane and Anne.

I thought that I would explain the name of my blog. Ella Jane and Anne are my grandmothers and since my focus for blogging will be about my family history and family stories. I thought, and with a friend’s suggestion, what a better name then my grandmothers. One born in El Dorado Kansas and one… Continue reading Meet Ella Jane and Anne.