Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

Joshua F Bennett (b. 1794 Kentucky) was my fraternal fourth great-grandfather. He and his family came to Texas before 1850, and were living in Travis County for the 1850 United States Federal Census. He is my “oldest” Texas ancestor, having arrived here the earliest (so far…). According to, the surname Bennett is English, derived …

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This week’s blogging prompt couldn’t come at a better time! Seek help for records that don’t make sense. Who knew! Just a couple of weeks ago I located a new reference to my great-grandmother Dovie C McBurnett’s third husband Lon Washington Epperson. That’s great, you say, the more, the merrier (References, that is. Not husbands! …

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