Monthly Archives: July 2016

throwback thursday: walter falls next to early-1900s auto (do you know your cars? what make is this baby?)

Walter FALLS (Dec. 4, 1893 Arkansas – Jan. 13, 1954; buried Jan. 15, 1954 at Restland Cemetery, Roxton, Lamar County, Texas)[2], youngest son of Solomon (Bud) FALLS (1859 – 1932) & Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) JOHNSON (1857 – 1940). Although I could be having my most-cars-look-alike [problem? … Continue reading

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sunday eulogy — jett falls: killed in action, ww i

“In Memoriam “(To Jett Falls, our one-time pupil) “Somewhere in France, where duty led, “He fills a patriot grave. “The lark sings high above his head, “Only the lark knows the hallowed bed, “Where lies our soldier brave. “Sacred the … Continue reading

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born in slavery: thomas jefferson buckner

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Thomas Jefferson BUCKNER (1810-’15 Kentucky[1] – Abt. 1875 Junction Twp, Osage County, Kansas[2]) is the son of an enslaved woman known only as Polly, and, the man who enslaved both Thomas & Polly, John BUCKNER[3] (Abt. 1762 Virginia Colony, America[4] – Abt. 1822 Green … Continue reading

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happy birthday cancer sun sign! — alta maria (falls) greger

Happy birthday cancer sun sign Alta Maria FALLS (July 10, 1864 Illinois-Oct. 13, 1934 McDonald County, Missouri; buried Anderson Cemetery, Anderson, McDonald County, Missouri). Great-grandma Alta died before I was born.  I wish I had family stories with which to place her … Continue reading

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who do i think i am? not who i thought i was, that’s for sure! — enter dna test results

Just got my Ancestry.com DNA test results back, and the word is, I possess a whopping sixty-four percent Scandanavian ethnicity. 😮 As my four immediate grands are composed of but one Norwegian immigrant grandmother; an immigrant grandfather from England; my Buckner line — Brits who came … Continue reading

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monday confusion or news day tuesday? — rev. nixon s. buckner’s forename is actually nickerson??

I am befuddled. Mind-boggled? Or as one genealogy colleague and cousin “graphically” 😉 put it, WHAT what:  In a decade-&-a-half-plus of Buckner-surname genealogy research, I have only seen Methodist circuit-riding preacher Rev. Nixon S. BUCKNER‘s forename given as, “Nixon.”  Almost always followed by … Continue reading

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what a tangled tree got weaved, or, william robert buckner & wives nancy evans & elisabeth (betsy) spencer

(Revised July 17, 2016.) William Robert BUCKNER (Aug. 26, 1808 Siler City, Chatham County, North Carolina[1] – Nov. 7, 1887 Clark County, Illinois[2]; buried Bailiff Cemetery, West York, Clark County, Illinois[1]), is a son of my 4th great-grandparents Elisha BUCKNER … Continue reading

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philip buckner of louisa co. va, & jane aylett his wife

About my 6th great-granduncle Philip BUCKNER, Sr. (circa 1705-’10 – 1762 Louisa County, Virginia Colony, America), son of my 7th great-grandparents Richard BUCKNER & Elizabeth COOKE: “Philip Buckner of Louisa County “Philip BUCKNER was the second son of Richard Buckner, Clerk … Continue reading

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an ode to my likers and my commenters

Y’all Likers and, OH, you Commenters 😮 — you make me wanna hug ya. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Right through this laptop screen, I’d reach my arms straight out, and (hoping it wouldn’t bug ya), I’d big-like, thanks-heaps hug ya. 🙂 It’s like this: … Continue reading

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sentimental saturday: 50th wedding anniversary photo, nathan noble & alida pruyn

Nathan NOBLE (June 17, 1851 New Boston, Mercer County, Illinois – Sept. 15, 1928 Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota; buried Eventide Cemetery, Woonsocket, Sanborn County, South Dakota) — a 1st cousin four times removed to me — son of David Johnson NOBLE[2] & … Continue reading

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