I decided it was time to write about my grandfathers, Ernest Kenneth Rhodes, family and see what I could find. I had researched his family many years ago and had to dig in again to see what I could come up with. My grandfather was born in West Virginia and still has family living there.… Continue reading Richard Hilman Rhodes
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
I decided today to blog about my great grandmother, Alta Estelle Gilbreath. She was an amazing women who lived to be 101 1/2 years old. Alta was born on 5 August 1898 in a dug out in Indian Territory, Oklahoma. As a child I remember her telling us stories of traveling across the state of… Continue reading My Great Grandmother