Seeking Tarkington Descendants!

As I have heavily documented already, I have been searching for the parents of my great-great-great-grandmother, Rebecca Ann (married name Dial). Her great-granddaughter agreed to do an AncestryDNA test for me. I believe I have narrowed down the grandparents of Rebecca Ann. I already knew Rebecca was connected to the Thomas Goff family through other …

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Timeline: Rebecca Ann & William Dial

Last updated: April 20, 2018 Rebecca and William Dial were my third great-grandparents. William lived his early years in Lauderdale County, Alabama and Lawrence County, Tennessee, but made his home with Rebecca in Green Hill, Lauderdale County, Alabama right over the Tennessee state line. No one knows his wife’s real last name or her parents. …

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Puzzling DNA: European with Trace Amounts of Asian

It's not uncommon for a DNA ethnicity test to come back with a surprise. However, I might have underestimated how surprising my mom's results were. It's been about nine months since my mom's Ancestry DNA test results came back. I highly recommend the test, by the way. I have found so many cousins, along with …

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Setting the Record Straight: John Wesley Dial

John Wesley Dial was my great-great-grandfather. He was born on March 19, 1875 in Green Hill, Lauderdale County, Alabama to Rebecca and William T. Dial. He married Martha Ada Boyd when he was 24 on September 12, 1899 in Wayne County, Tennessee. The problem is that A LOT of family trees on Ancestry and beyond …

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Searching for Becky Ann Dial’s Roots

I have been trying to my third great-grandmother's maiden name and parents for years. I hope one day I can figure out more about where she came from and her family. Rebecca Ann Dial went by Becky Ann. She was born in Tennessee on January 1, 1851 or maybe 1856 (see below). On July 29, …

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