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#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: Character

I’m about 95% sure that Wade Warren Silcox is my 3x Great Grandfather, and if he is not, then he is my 3x Great Grandfather’s brother. He most definitely had an interesting life. Wade’s story actually begins with his father, … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Tragedy

Every family endures its share of tragedies, from severe illnesses and early deaths to disaster-related losses of property. In many cases, the tragedy is that we don’t even really know what we’ve lost, because our loved ones failed to keep … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: In the City

My 3rd great-grandmother Mary Ann Delaney Pippin was born, according to family records, in Montgomery County, Alabama. Not in the city of Montgomery, which was created from two smaller communities in 1819, six years before Mary Ann’s birth, but in … 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: At the Cemetery

I remember going to the cemetery – Clopton Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida – a few times with my maternal grandmother, Willie Stevens Cook. Clopton is near a church, but it’s not affiliated with that church. My mother is still in … 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: Loss

My great-grandparents, Arthur T. Cook and Dollie Allison, had nine children who lived to adulthood, and those children gave their parents 26 grandchildren, that we know of, including my mother, Zenova Cook Hahn. They all lived – or are living … Continue reading

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My Gator Family

I was only 16 when I graduated from high school, and I ended up doing all four years at schools close to home: two years at Pensacola Junior College (now Pensacola State) and two years at the University of West … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Unusual Source

This week’s prompt in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge is “Unusual Source.” Medical Report The most unusual source I’ve ever used for genealogy has to be a report on the 1853 Yellow Fever outbreak. I wrote … Continue reading

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