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 spent most of the day looking at my great-grandmother Dovie C (Ruby) McBurnett Hall Stanley Epperson Priddy Bailey Copeland. Can you see my problem here? She wasn’t born with all those names, folks! “Everyone needs a hobby” and Dovie’s hobby seems to have been collecting husbands! I have definitively documented the existence of 5 …

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It has become apparent to me that, in order to more fully comprehend and appreciate the experiences of my 2nd great-grandfather, Nathan Blunt Kennedy, MD, during the Civil War period, that I need to create a time line, based upon the documents from his Civil War military service file. This file is composed of copies …

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