Monthly Archives: June 2016

of mules and other people: remembrances of life on a georgia farm, by thomas (tom) ernest buckner

“Of Mules And Other People: Remembrances Of Life On A Georgia Farm “By Thomas (Tom) Ernest BUCKNER “These events/remembrances took place on the Ernest Calhoun Buckner (1880-1958) & Lois Newton Buckner (1904-1991) Douglas County [Georgia, U.S.A.] family farm. “You will … Continue reading

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free access to military records at findmypast june 27-july 4, 2016

HAALLLOOO genealogy enthusiasts everywhere, this one bears broadcast 🙂 : Notice of this freebie offer was emailed me in the form of “Genea-Musings” blogger Randy Seaver’s post, “Free Access to Findmypast Military Records from 27 June to 4 July”[2], which I could not for … Continue reading

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can anyone help me make lemonade out of this lemmon?

Genealogy research brings all of us eventually to… ….a brick wall. One of my most frustrating brick walls is, who the hey were the parents of my 3rd-great-grandmum, Eleanor (Ellen) LEMMON (Feb. 21, 1811 Kentucky, USA – Mar. 31, 1895 Iowa; buried at Winslow … Continue reading

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the rescue & death of air mail pioneer harold elwin buckner

“VALIANT AIRLINE PILOT FLIES FOR VARNEY AIRLINES [1] “Pilot Harold Buckner couldn’t have been happier; flight training in the army had paid off. He’d been accepted to fly the mail for Walter T. Varney’s new airline, Varney Airlines. The 435-mile route … Continue reading

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Speaking Names. The Slave Name Roll Project.

Originally posted on Braiding Trees:
“Official medallion of the British Anti-Slavery Society (1795)” from Wikimedia Commons My dear friend and West Virginia cousin, Cathy Meder-Dempsey, is a spectacular blogger at Opening Doors in Brick Walls. A recent series of posts (Black…

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teacher at 16, mother of 10, midwife: philena lucretia (buckner) allsman

Daughter of Illinois pioneers Jesse William BUCKNER, a farmer, & Isabel MILLER, my great-grandaunt Philena Lucretia BUCKNER (Oct. 22, 1843 Clark County, Illinois – Apr. 3, 1930 Crawford County, Missouri; buried Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Crawford County, Missouri), comes across as … Continue reading

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dr. wm. f. buckner: from orphanage to medical school

William Fredrick (Fred) BUCKNER — listed as “Carl Fred” BUCKNER in the 1880 U.S. Census of his parents’ household — was just nine when his mother, my paternal great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth FASIG (1848-1886), was struck ill one Illinois winter night. … Continue reading

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a mover & a shaker: john w. estep

My 2nd great grandaunt Rachel FALLS (abt. 1823 Virginia-1884 Indiana), daughter of my 3rd great-grandparents John FALLS, Jr. (1793-1874), & Elizabeth [JENKINS?] (1782-1871), married John W. ESTEP (1815-1891) on Feb. 6, 1840, in Indiana. They had five children together, Isaac … Continue reading

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