Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ancestors I have met Challenge

This is the second of Randy Seaver's, Genea-Musings, Saturday Challenges that I have participated in.

Tonight's challenge was as follows:

1) Write down which of your ancestors that you have met in person (yes, even if you were too young to remember them).

2) Tell us their names, where they lived, and their relationship to you in a blog post, or in comments to this post, or in comments on Facebook.

Ovella Hosch Jones (1928 - Present), my mother has resided in our hometown her entire life and is the embodiment of an active senior. She's on the board of elections and until recently, my mother was actually running a few errands for one of her elementary teachers.

Lucillous Hosch (1888 - 1978), my maternal grandfather. Granddad was born in Jackson County, GA. Both of his parents died when he was a little boy and his maternal grandparents finished rearing he and his brothers in Walton County, GA. Looking for a better way of life, he first traveled to VA but eventually settled in Cleveland County, NC. My granddad died in Cleveland County during the fall of my senior year in HS.

Mary Magdalene Pierce Hosch (1890 - 1966), my maternal grandmother. As best as I can piece together through documentation, my grandmother more than likely was born in Watkinsville, GA. Her family latter settled in Walton County, GA. She and my grandfather, Lucillous, married on Oct. 9, 1910. While my grandfather searched for a new home for his family, my grandmother remained in GA. After granddad settled on NC, my grandmother and their children joined him. Per mom, my grandmother when referring to her children always separated them into her Georgia children and her North Carolina children. Grandmom died during my fifth year of life in Cleveland County, NC.

So, a total of three on my maternal side. Even less on my paternal side. Information on my paternal ancestors will be posted on Conversations with my Ancestors.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mav! I will make sure when we start pulling GA counties for the LCA Freedmen's project, your counties are included!

    Can you believe that when I went to the image gallery to count - I have met 12 Ancestors w/pics & another 2 or 3 that I don't have pictures of?!

    Heck, I have A LOT of stories I need to write!:-)



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