Father of Robert Boyd of Pickens, South Carolina

Documentation is essential to proving your family tree. I have been working hard to find actual proof that Robert Boyd of Pickens County, South Carolina was the son of Robert Boyd who died in 1782 in Granville, North Carolina. Google searches and Ancestry family trees all list Robert's father as Robert, but with no hard …

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“Wild Bill”: What William Bennett Had to Say About His Life

The below article about my fourth-great-grandfather, William Bennett, has been transcribed word for word, including errors (grammatical or otherwise). William does tell his father's name: John! While the article gives A LOT of great information, I have not been able to prove much of it yet. I am working on a timeline of events according …

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Henry Bullard

My fourth-great-grandfather, Henry Bullard, only left behind a few records of his existence that I've been able to uncover. I want to trace my Bullard line, and I am working my way back from Henry. Timeline 1850 - The DeKalb County, Tennessee census lists Henry and family in District 5. Henry is 48, with an …

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Eliza H. Brent Pigg

Eliza H. Brent Pigg is my fourth-great-grandmother. Researchers, including myself, have been stuck on her for decades with no indication who her parents were. On cold cases like this one, I take a look at other families nearby along with DNA results from my collection of Ancestry DNA tests. But first, I take a look …

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Mary Emaline

Mary Emaline, my fourth-great-grandmother, was the first wife of Bartemus Pack (read more about him here). User-created family trees on Ancestry.com listed her maiden name as Hildreth, but I haven't found any proof of it yet. On the 1850 census and the 1860 mortality schedule, her name is listed as Mary. On the death certificate …

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