This past week has been awesome, not in terms of finding my Ancestors but in terms of being recognized by my fellow geneabloggers.
First, Friday, a week ago, I was recognized by Genlighten in his Follow Friday Post. Once again, thank you for recognizing both of my blogs.
Finding Josephine. and Texicanwife of Mountain Genealogists.Thank you so much.
The recipient of the Ancestor Approved award lists ten things learned about their ancestors that have surprised, humbled, or enlightened. The recipient then passes the award to ten other bloggers that are doing their Ancestors proud.
- My recent discovery - that my maternal grandmother’s first cousin, Nuna Pierce Jackson, was shot and that her death was ruled a homicide
- Discovering that my grand Uncle, Felton Pierce, never went overseas during WWI and that while he received a promotion during his time in the Army, he was only in the army for 6 months during WWI and was in one of the reserve units
- My maternal Great Grandfather, Cornelius Pierce, living his American Dream in the midst of early Jim Crow Georgia. At the time of his death in 1910, he was in the process of buying, via mortgage, his own 65 acre farm.
- My paternal Great Grandfather Peter Everett living the American Dream by progressing from farmer, to working in a saw mill, to entrepreneur by being a merchant
- The births of the Hosch Ancestors recorded in the bible of their slave owner, Henry Hosch
- The struggles of my Ancestors and their ability to survive the middle passage, chattel slavery, Jim Crow, deaths of one and sometimes both parents, flu epidemics, etc.
- That I have marriage certificates for both sets of grandparents and 2 sets of my great grandparents
- To have a picture of my maternal Great Grandfather’s, Cornelius Pierce tombstone as well as that of my grandmother’s first cousin, Mood Pierce
- That I connected with second cousin once removed I. McFarland and her mom, descendents of my grand aunt, Mattie Henyard Martin, my grandmother’s half sister.
- To connect with many of my Grand Uncle’s, Will Hosch, descendants via Facebook
In case you didn’t notice, I included some of my paternal ancestors in my ten things.
Passing it On
George at Geder.Genealogy
Gini at Ginisology
Felicia at My Nola Heritage and Our Family as a Whole
Darlene at My Colored Roots
Sara Beth at Lessons From My Ancestors
Ruth at Genealogy is Ruthless without Me
Valerie at Begin with Craft
Sandra at I Never Knew My Father
Jenna at Desperately Seeking Surnames
Kathleen at a3Genealogy