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Today is the 99th Anniversary of the Birth of My Grandma Rachel!

Rachel Faye (Sammon) Roork (1918 – 1993) Ninety-nine years ago today, on 3 May 1918, in Iola, Grimes County, Texas, a baby girl was born. Her name was Rachel Faye Sammon and she was to become my grandmother. Rachel was … Continue reading

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The Courage of Sarah Noble

When my children were little I read this story to them, The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dalgliesh, I had no idea at the time that I and my children were related to Sarah and her father, John Noble. … Continue reading

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I’ve got Irish bragging rights!

Today is the day to brag about your Irish ancestry and I’ve got that covered! 🙂 Teresa’s Irish Immigrant Ancestors: Michael Dougherty, was born at Lifford, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland in 1714 and died in Montgomery County, Virginia in 1787. … Continue reading

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Biographical Sketch of John Prouty Pepper (1833-1904)

I’ve added a new page today. It is the beginning of the updated version of the biographical sketch of our great-great grandfather. Please take a look. A Biographical Sketch of John Prouty Hamilton/Pepper (1833-1904) of Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts by … Continue reading

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My Dad, Wes Pepper, as a Custom Wheat Cutter

I’ve recently been in touch with a man in Kansas who is helping me to identify the men, my dad was working with in the late 1940s and early 1950s, in this photo. I met him through Yesterday’s Tractor Company … Continue reading

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Updated “About” Page :)

Updated: 14 Feb 2014 I love history! I am one of those people, you know, the ones who want to pull over at every historical marker while on a road trip. 😉 I had to grin while writing that because of the … Continue reading

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Are you sure your ancestor came on the Mayflower? :)

Did you know that of the 102 passengers on the Mayflower only 26 heads of families have been recognized by the Mayflower Society as having descendants? Here is an excellent article all about this at the New England Historic Genealogical … Continue reading

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Grandpa Roork would have been 102 today!

If my grandfather Claud Franklin Roork was still alive today, he would have been 102 years old! Grandpa was born in Grandfield, Tillman, Oklahoma on May 15, 1911. He married my Grandmother Rachel Fay Sammon in Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma … Continue reading

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They shot his arm off!

I have several Civil War ancestors whose bodies and general health were never the same after their time in the Civil War. I started creating a page at my blog today to remember my Civil War grandfathers. There is much … Continue reading

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Our Scottish POWs are now on Facebook!

(Pepper) Today I have launched a “sister-site” to the Scottish War Prisoners Yahoo Group on Facebook. Please go take a look and LIKE us and JOIN us! My direct paternal ancestor, John Hamilton (Pepper line), was a Scottish prisoner of … Continue reading

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