Ruth's Genealogy

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

I have been a very disturbing situation at Arlington National Cemetery. It seems that the remains of possibly hundreds of America’s heroes have been “misplaced” at this most famous and sacred of United States military cemeteries. From Thursday’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram: An Army investigation has found that potentially hundreds of remains at Arlington National Cemetery …

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Thanks to Liz at My Big Fat Cajun/Irish/ Scottish/English/German/ French/Southern Family Blog (gotta love that blog name!) and Linda at Family Forest Blog for this honor! As a recipient, I am to list 10 things I’ve learned about my ancestors that have surprised, humbled or enlightened me, and to pass the award along to other …

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The following is a three-page, handwritten document attesting to the Revolutionary War military service of surgeon Robert Williams of North Carolina. In this document is mentioned the name of John Isler, my fifth great-grandfather. While this document only refers to John Isler once and gives very little information about him, it is still a fascinating …

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Have I finally broken through the John Isler brick wall? Have I found Maj John Isler of North Carolina, that “gallant Revolutionary soldier” and my fifth great-grandfather? Well, I have most certainly found a John Isler of Jones County, North Carolina. This man was a prominent citizen, Revolutionary War veteran and member of the General …

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