It was during one of my visits home for the holidays in 1998 that I came across the “5 Generations” photo that I featured for Wordless Wednesday, 23 March 2011. That photo featuring my 97-year-old great-great-grandmother (Lula Routt Green) is what launched my research into my father’s side of my family tree. Based on a few … [Read more…]
It’s Wedding Wednesday and thanks to Chappel Hill, Texas Historian, Nath Winfield, I now have the marriage license of my paternal Great-Great-Grandparents, Jim Green & Lou “Lula” Routt! Jim Green and Lou “Lula” Routt were joined in marriage as husband and wife on the 27th day of September in 1888 by Richard Dickerson, Pastor of … [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
In March 2010, Lisa Alzo, better known as, The Accidental Genealogist, launched a series of 31 blogging prompts for celebrating and honoring the “fearless females” in our family trees. This online viral event was so popular with bloggers last year that they wanted to know if Lisa planned to host this event again this year. … [Read more…]