Ruth's Genealogy

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

Also known as “The-Civil-War-Union-Pension-File-of-Isaac-Turner-Just-Arrived- And-It-Only-Took-19-Days-Instead-Of-42-To-120-Calendar-Days -To-Get-Here” Dance! I’m so excited, and so proud of myself, too! Why excited? I’ll get to that in just a sec… Why so proud of myself? Because I was cutting the grass in my front yard when the very nice UPS man arrived with said Pension File…and I finished cutting …

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Not a Yankee technically, but he was a member of the 4th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry, United States Army! I’m talking about my 2nd great-grandfather Isaac Turner. Lesson: Never Assume Anything! I have never considered the possibility that my ancestors, the vast majority from Southern states, could have fought for the Union. Never gave it …

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