Category Archives: SURNAMES:

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

Posted in Amanda Melvina MOULDER (1848-1924), DOUGHERTY:, DOWDEN:, Genealogy, Ireland, Irish, John M. Roork (1816, Tennessee - 1870), MOULDER:, Rachel Fay SAMMON, (1918, Texas - 1993, New Mexico), ROORK:, SAMMON:, Samuel Thomas Roork (1795, North Carolina - 1860, Arkansas), Thomas Roork (1728, Ireland - 1835, Tennessee) | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Genealogy, John Prouty PEPPER (1833, Massachusetts - 1904, Kansas), Kansas, Massachusetts, PEPPER "HAMILTON":, Porter PEPPER (1811, Massachusetts - 1864, Massachusetts), Uncategorized, USA: | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bishop Family UPDATE

(BISHOP) I have been spending some time today going through my BISHOP page. I have made corrections and lots of additions. I have a lot more to add but the page is beginning to get more complete. Please take a … Continue reading

Posted in BISHOP:, CAMMACK:, Franklin Peck BISHOP (1818-1898), Hattie May BOYER (1888-1961), Joshua Bishop, Reita Geraldine BISHOP (1912-1998), Solomon BISHOP (1755-1834), Thomas BISHOP (1780-1852), Thomas John BISHOP (1730-1790), William Franklin BISHOP (1881-1957), William Hamilton "Tone" BISHOP (1848-1919), William Henry BROWN (1826-) | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Genealogy, George SOULE (1593, England - 1679, Plymouth Plantation), Massachusetts, MAYFLOWER PASSENGER, Plymouth, SOULE:, USA: | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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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Updated my Irish Roork page

I have just updated my Irish Roork surname page.

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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

Posted in England, George SOULE (1593, England - 1679, Plymouth Plantation), George SOULE (1639 - c 1704), Massachusetts, MAYFLOWER PASSENGER, Plymouth, Reita Geraldine BISHOP (1912-1998), SOULE: | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment