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Captain Barnett Carter

2nd Great Grandfather Barnett looked down the dust-filled road and waited. The September air was crisp. The colors of the changing leaves were a beautiful rainbow surrounding them. But Barnett knew that the quiet would not last. Colonel Platt’s Zouaves of the 34th Ohio were on the March and headed their way with the goal of cutting off the rebel wildcats down in Logan. The … Continue reading Captain Barnett Carter

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February Vital Statistics

Births 1 Marjorie Isaacs 1913 2. August Vieweg 1833 8. Daniel Bentley 1752 11 Margaret Cavendish Harley 1715 11 Henrietta Cavendish Holles 1693 17 Isaac Adkins 1790 17 Benjamin Howard 1742 18 David Wilburn Robinson 1855 23 Solomon Mullins 1782 27 Minerva Jane Mullins 1857 27 Catherine Hughes Savage 28 Fredrika —— 1838 — Margaret “Peggy” Browning 1818 — Delia Robinson 1886 — Eliza Robinson … Continue reading February Vital Statistics

Heinrich Adam Hermann

Maternal 5th Great Grandfather As a part of the 52 Ancestors Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow, this first week of January is dedicated to writing about a first in relation to our ancestor. Heinrich Adam Hermann was the first of my Harman ancestors to immigrate from Germany. Heinrich, known as Adam, was born around 1700 in the Southwestern part of Germany. Some texts give Baden-Wurtemberg … Continue reading Heinrich Adam Hermann

William Francis Dowd (1899-1984)

Grandfather of Spouse As we prepare to close out this year of 2018, I feel it appropriate to recognize that this is the centennial of the end of World War I, also referred to as The Great War. William Francis Dowd was one of  the many who answered the call from the city of Lowell, Massachusetts. We are fortunate that he did not make the … Continue reading William Francis Dowd (1899-1984)

Merry Christmas

I took a holiday from writing about ancestors for this week so that I can spend the time preparing for Christmas. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, but most people have something to celebrate this time of year. I have gathered information about my ancestors for many years. As I recently looked through the files, binders, photos, CDs and various other ephemera, I found that it really … Continue reading Merry Christmas