Ruth's Genealogy

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

The 4 Hill County marriage licenses arrived this morning, and I am beyond Happy Dance Mode! These are the original documents, folks! The oldest from 1882! Here is the license for my great-grandaunt (an older sister of my great-grandmother Mary Tennessee Turner Rogers- I actually remember “MawMaw” Rogers, which makes this document even more precious!): …

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James Bennett, Sr was my 3rd great-grandfather. The Bennetts were well-to-do cattle ranchers in late 19th century San Saba County, Texas. Well, most of the Bennetts were cattle ranchers. James’s 2nd son Thomas became a prominent physician and eventual president of the Texas Medical Association. Another son, Benjamin, tragically gained fame in another way, becoming …

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The Bennett Boys, triumphant again! Did I really forget my blog’s 4th anniversary on July 20? On the contrary, the blog got the most wonderful anniversary gift any genealogy blog could possibly ask for! So, it’s a belated Happy 4th Anniversary to the Bluebonnet Country Genealogy Blog! I was thinking of you, just haven’t had …

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I’m so excited! When I got home from work last night (actually 1:30 this morning), I found an email from Ruth from Carter Co, OK, a very nice RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) volunteer, containing the marriage certificate of Dovie McBurnett and Husband-#-1-And-My-Great-Grandfather William Earl Hall! Also, a couple of days ago I found …

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