Tag Archives: Escambia County

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Preservation

I’m not doing a very good job of preservation lately. I have stacks of photos and photo albums that my mother has handed over to me to be scanned. Somehow, when I sit down at the computer I end up … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Work

Census records list many of my ancestors’ and relatives’ occupation as “laborer.” I do wonder at the variety of jobs that word must have covered. Some records, of course, are more specific. In the above listing for my 3x Great … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: School

I was living in Scotland when my two little friends from down the street started first grade. I wasn’t allowed to start with them because my 5th birthday was one day past the cutoff. My mother spoke to the headmaster, … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Fashion

This week’s prompt in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks project is fashion. When I think of that topic with regard to my family tree, two stories come to mind. After my great-grandfather Billie Stevens left the sawmill, … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Groups

I dropped off some groceries at my mom’s house yesterday, and she traded me a small bag of photos. Three of them are photos taken at the Muscogee Sawmill in Escambia County. A whole group of my ancestors and other … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Mother’s Day

Usually, I take my mom out for lunch or dinner on Mother’s Day. For the second year running, we skipped that, because of COVID-19, but we talked on the phone and I did some grocery shopping for her. Since I’ve … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Favorite Place (#Genealogy)

This week’s prompt has been a tough one. Of course, I first asked myself if I had a favorite physical place. Maybe because I moved around so much as a Navy brat, and my family also traveled a lot for … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Music

I know very little about my maternal great-grandfather James William (or sometimes William James) Stevens. One thing I do know about him is that he enjoyed music and dancing. J.W. Stevens, commonly known as Billie, was born on October 5, … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Labor

In honor of Labor Day, Amy Johnson Crow has set this week’s 52 Ancestors prompt as “labor.” I can tell you, most of my ancestors were farmers, but I have found some interesting professions. My maternal grandparents, Hoyt and Willie … Continue reading

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#Genealogy: The Day My Maternal Grandmother Was Born

This post is a response to a question posted by Randy Seavers at Genea-Musings. He asked, “What happened in the world on the day your maternal grandmother was born?” My maternal grandmother was born on January 13, 1909, in Muscogee, … Continue reading

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