Colorado Citizen, August 27, 1891 Blanton, Carey Eagle Lake Item Carey Blanton, one of our best freedmen, died at his residence in town last Saturday night, after a long illness. Carey was an honest faithful and industrious darky and will be missed by the community.” I truly appreciate Gina Hefferman, the Texas Archives State File … [Read more…]
While rummaging through some of my father’s personal effects a year after his death, I came upon some interesting currency from his old Army days. What I found were some 5¢ and 10¢ Military Payment Certificates (MPC) he received while serving with the 169 2nd Engineer Battalion in Masiwa, Japan from 1945-1947. To better understand … [Read more…]
It’s Sentimental Sunday and this daily blogging prompt allows genealogy bloggers a chance to focus on a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or a wonderful family tradition. Carrie Blanton was born February 28, 1883 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas to Carey and Alice Bailey Blanton. Like her parents and eleven siblings, she … [Read more…]
Well, almost wordless . . . . Five generations starting with the oldest to youngest . . . Great-Great Grandmother Lula Routt Green – 1867-1964 Aunt Sallie Green Lewis – 1907-2001 Grandpa Willie Taylor – 1909-1985 Daddy John Willie Taylor – 1927-2010 Brother Elgin Taylor Brother Jon Taylor then . . . . Me!
It’s Sentimental Sunday and this daily blogging prompt allows genealogy bloggers a chance to focus on a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or a wonderful family tradition. I had the pleasure of visually introducing my maternal grandfather, Joseph Chapple, to the World Wide Web community on Wordless Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Joseph is … [Read more…]