I thought I would update my cousins and fellow researchers where I am in my research. I have been a little quiet in posting my research mostly because I am involved in “community” research. In some cases I have “lost” my ancestor’s trail and am currently researching all those associated with my ancestor. It is [...]
My GGGGG grandmother was Rosannah Barbee, wife of James Harward. I know quite a bit about James. He was born in Virginia about 1760, moved to North Carolina about 1767 and lived in the same area of what is now Wake County for the rest of his life. James is fairly easy to follow through [...]
I was fortunate to spend the day at the North Carolina Genealogical Society’s fall workshop today. Barbara Vines Little spent the day speaking on colonial research. I have heard Barbara speak on other occasions and was eagerly looking forward to hearing her speak again. Her specialty is colonial research in Virginia.
Colonial Virginia. 1760′s. King and Queen [...]
I am following Cinamon’s example over at (Mis)Adventures of a Genealogist. She has been in the process of analyzing her Luttrell ancestor’s pension file. In the process Cinamon noticed that many who provided affidavits on her ancestor’s behalf provided information on their own lives as well. She has listed out the names of the individuals [...]
I have known since early into my research of the Howard (Harward) family that James Harward (1760-1840) was in the home of Daniel Parham in the White Oak District of Wake County, NC for the 1840 federal census. (James died in Sep 1840). I have just never known why. Who was this Daniel Parham? Was he [...]
Over Christmas I received Google Earth for Genealogy, Vol 1 and 2. This is a great CD set developed by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems. Lisa’s CD’s showed me how to use Google Earth to map my ancestors. Yes, I probably could have figured it out on my own, but Lisa showed me the [...]
I recently posted on my great x 4 grandfather George Howard (Harward) of Wake and Moore Counties, NC. (See that post here.) Since that time, I have been back to the NC Archives to gather more information on George and his family.
On this trip I focused on the tax records of Moore County, NC [...]
George Howard (Harward)
When researching genealogy, one ancestor in particular will sometimes catch your attention and you just must find out all you can about that person. You must tell his or her story. That happened to me with George Howard (Harward), my great x 4 grandfather.
What is it about [...]
I had recently taken a little time off from researching my Howard/Harward line. It was not an intentional break, but rather one born of simply not knowing where to look next. Fortunately the break was not for long. As usual, those Howard/Harward ancestors again are trying to point the way.
Over the 4th of July [...]
If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you will know that one of the main family lines that I research is my Howard (Harward) line. Many variations of the name exist, and it was not until the early 1900′s that my direct line consistently used the spelling Howard. Harward and Harwood [...]