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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Randall Family of Maury County, Tennessee

I am researching my Randall roots. My fifth great-grandmother is Polly Randall. She was married to Reuben Owens. (Read more about him here.) Her father was likely James Randall. I have created a timeline of records to help in my search. Records Timeline *All records are from Ancestry.com unless otherwise noted. Randall spellings include Randol, …

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Margaret Jane Baker Stringfellow

I am trying to find the parents of my fifth great-grandmother, Margaret Jane Baker (wife of Robert Stringfellow). Little is known about her. In this post, I will analyze records and family trees I've found on the internet. RECORDS RESEARCH - TIMELINE 1770 - Margaret is born around this year in North Carolina, according to …

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Finding the Parents of Rachel Fields

It's not uncommon to have limited information when trying to find your ancestors. I typically start with records and then use DNA testing to back up what I find. My mom took an Ancestry DNA test and it's been helpful to confirm relatives and find "new" ones. Thanks to mom's DNA test, I have a …

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Henry Rumfelt: German Regiment, Continental Army, and Valley Forge

I am thrilled to share a well-written biography about my fifth great-grandfather, Henry Rumfelt. I asked permission from the author, Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt, to share this on my blog for the enjoyment of Henry's descendants. HENRY RUMFELT 14 SEP 1748 - 26 MAR 1827 by the Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt Henry Rumfelt established the …

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