Category Archives: England

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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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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Been Soule Searchin’ Today!

(Bishop) George Soule to be exact! 🙂 George Soule was a servant to Edward Winslow and came to Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower. He is my 10th great-grandfather through my Grandmother Reita Bishop. So if you are a descendant of … Continue reading

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John and Sarah (Carey) Jenney

(Hamilton/Pepper) My 10th great-grandparents were Separatists and were some of the first Pilgrims to immigrate to the New World. I will be sharing more about them in the future, but until I get to that I want to share a … Continue reading

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It’s all in a name!

(Hamilton/Pepper and Roork) I have started a new page today! I am creating two lists. One for my paternal surnames and one for my maternal surnames. This way, anyone can see all of the surnames that I have in my ancestry. My … Continue reading

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Success is so sweet!!! Thank you Ancestry.com!

I have had some real success this morning which is rather significant! I was finally able to access the FREE International Marriage Records at Ancestry.com, about an hour ago, and I found some important marriage records! THREE in fact! I … Continue reading

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24 June 2014 is the 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn!

Robert the Bruce, I, King of Scotland (11 Jul 1274-7 Jun 1329, reigned 1306-1329) is my 21st great-grandfather…at least according to the paper trail. 🙂 My Great-Grandmother Delia Bridget JACKSON, is a descendant of Robert the BRUCE through her Jackson, Fuqua, … Continue reading

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The Bennett Family of Texas, Georgia, Virginia and England

I have just spent several hours posting information about the THIRTEEN generations of our BENNETT family. Beginning with Margaret Elizabeth Bennett and going back TWELVE generations to her earliest known ancestor, John BENNETT, of Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England. My two main … Continue reading

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Britain From The Air!

Here is a 1926 aerial photo of Durham Cathedral in Durham, England: Go to: http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw016377 to see the website where this is found!

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We have a new little carrier soon to arrive that will be carrying our Mitochondrial DNA! :)

On or around the 24th of June, 2012, my wonderful niece Lindsay will be giving birth to our newest little family member, Lillian Joy! Unbeknownst to her, Lillian Joy will also be the newest carrier of our Mitochondrial DNA! What is Mitochondrial … Continue reading

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