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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: Transportation

My maternal grandmother, Willie Stevens Cook, used to teach a book called “Singing Wheels.” I read it when I stayed with her. I don’t remember the details, but it was about a family going west in covered wagons. When I … 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: 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: Namesake

Welcome to week three of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. The prompt is “namesake” and I started thinking about three generations of women named Elizabeth. My great-grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Pittman Stevens, known – as many … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Witness to History

I’m taking part in a genealogy challenge developed by Amy Johnson Crow called “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.” The idea is to write something each week about your family history, and Amy provides a new prompt (a word or phrase) … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Nearly Forgotten

I’ve written about my great-great grandfather Isaac Pittman before, but today I want to focus on his children. The week 13 prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is “Nearly Forgotten,” and he had three children who fit that description. … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Long Line

I was surprised to learn, when I really got into this genealogy thing, that I come from a long line of Floridians. When I started, I knew my great-great-grandfather on my dad’s side came from Germany, but I was always … Continue reading

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On the Trail of a Florida Pioneer – #Genealogy

I never thought of my ancesters as being pioneers. That’s a term I associate with the American West, and my people lived mostly in the East and South. When I identified my great-great grandfather’s parents, I learned that, indeed, they … Continue reading

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