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The Watts Boys

The Watts Boys

Posted 12 January 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy, Pictures | 5 Comments

My Watts cousins have asked for some background on the family tree.  So over the next little while I’ll be posting some genealogy notes I have on the Watts folks.  This is a picture of the Watts twins…I think that’s Phil on the left and Paul, my grandfather, on the right. Paul died in 1929 [...]

South Carolina Revisit

Posted 26 March 2009 | By | Categories: Genealogy | 3 Comments

Before we move on, couple of addenda to the posts below: While I don’t know for sure who Ben’s daddy was in SC, I have narrowed it down.  If we assume Abbeville is his birthplace, there are two possibilities…Isaiah and Stephan.  Both have the appropriate check marks in the 1810 and 1820 censuses (what is [...]

The Mississippi Years

The Mississippi Years

Posted 18 March 2009 | By | Categories: Genealogy, Pictures | 3 Comments

This is my Great-great Grandfather, Christopher Columbus Jones and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Booker.  Chris, or CC as he was known, was born in South Carolina 19 January 1833.  The family moved to NE Mississippi in 1835 with six kids, the oldest being Joel (10) and the youngest was Chris at two.  Must have been [...]

Benjamin Jones

Benjamin Jones

Posted 02 March 2009 | By | Categories: Genealogy | 2 Comments

I’ve been meaning to start these series of posts on my ancestors for quite awhile now.  In fact, it was one of the reasons for starting a blog in the first place…as an avenue for putting down, in narrative form, what I know about each of these folks I’ve been tracking down now for the [...]

Once a Month, Whether I Need It or Not

Posted 05 March 2008 | By | Categories: Genealogy | 4 Comments

I really wanted to do these things more consistently, but looking back, it’s been a month and I haven’t posted anything.  I could make a bunch of excuses but I won’t.  I’ll just promise myself to work a little harder at it. Since we last spoke, Christel wrote back sending pages from her grandmother’s cousin’s [...]

My Swedish Girlfriend

My Swedish Girlfriend

Posted 04 February 2008 | By | Categories: Genealogy, Pictures | 3 Comments

At some point I have to assume people who read this stuff know that the story actually starts below and I shouldn’t continue to direct readers to part one of each post.  So I’ll stop doing that now. I mentioned earlier that I had discovered the wonder of Swedish Church records, essentially nosy Lutherans looking [...]

My Swedish Wife

Posted 02 February 2008 | By | Categories: Genealogy | 1 Comment

Actually, she’s only part Swede, but that’s the part I’ve been doing genealogy on recently.  We had followed her roots back to when her grandparents came to this country just after the turn of last century.  I began searching for a site to work on Swedish records to see what we could find.  That’s when [...]