My Ancestor Did That? !

I spend a lot of time gathering the factual information on my ancestors.  Birth dates, death dates, marriage dates, lists of children, etc all make a this genealogist a happy camper.

But as we all know, our ancestors were people, too.   Turns out pretty interesting people at that.

Below is a list of some of the interesting facts I have uncovered in my research.

If you are a cousin, put on your thinking caps.  Do you know which ancestor belongs to which statement?  Hint: Ancestors may have one than one statement written about them.  (Answers will follow in the next post.)

Reader, if you are not a cousin, what interesting things have you learned about your ancestors?

Great grandfathers:

One was good with numbers.

One couldn’t hold a job.

One was a horse trader.

One never left the farm.

One lost an eye in a bar room fight.

One worked road construction in the off season of farming.

GG Grandfathers:

One couldn’t read.

One was a bootlegger.

One was well off (or his home is preserved).

One worked on a plantation.

One ran a saw mill.

One died a young man.

GGG Grandfathers:

One was a Baptist minister.

One had a long white beard.

Four fought in the Civil War.

One died a young man (not in the Civil War).

One applied to be released from the call to fight in the Civil War.

One was a doctor.

IN Just One Family Line

One brought cannon balls back from the civil war.

One had two wives – at the same time.

One asked George Washington for help with the Indian problem while living in the frontier of VA.

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