Ruth's Genealogy

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

This document is part of my 4th great-grandfather John Hamilton, Jr’s (ca 1810-1860) Republic of Texas claim. No 246 This is to certify that John Hamilton has appeared before us the Board of Land Commissioners for the county of Bastrop and proved according to law that he arrived in this Republic in April 1836 as …

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Gene Hall was my granduncle, the brother of my grandfather Victor Earl Hall. Both are the sons of my eccentric great-grandmother Dovie C McBurnett and her first-of-six-husbands, my great-grandfather William Earl Hall. William Earl Hall has always been a mystery man. He died when Gene and Victor were young boys and I have found very …

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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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Unfortunately, only four pages, remnants actually, remain of the Isaac Turner Family Bible. It must have been a wonderful old volume! The earliest entry is the 1855 marriage of Isaac Turner and Sarah Sharpe Vance, occurring in Cannon or DeKalb County, Tennessee. (click on image to enlarge) This certifies that Isaac Turner and S. S. …

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