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’ve been studying my Carr line from my Dad’s side. Wiley Carr died in the Civil War, only 2 months after enlisting, apparently from disease or accident, not from battle. Younger brother Coleman Carr (these guys are all my second great-granduncles) seems to have changed personalities, or at least his name, reason(s) unknown. One more …

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Coleman Carr was a second granduncle on my Dad’s side. He was the 6th child of my third great-grandparents James F Carr of South Carolina and Martha Watts of Alabama. Yesterday, I was researching Coleman and following him through the United States Federal Census enumerations for the years 1860 (he was born in April, 1855) …

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Several years ago when I first got interested in genealogy, my Dad’s 2 grandmothers spurred my imagination. I had always heard tales of his “Cherokee Gramma” and his “Jewish Gramma”. “Cherokee Gramma” was responsible for our Native American heritage, and my Dad, then my brothers and I are Jewish because of “Jewish Gramma”. Over the …

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Finished my grandmother’s file this evening, everything uploaded to my gallery. Renamed those images, more descriptive now. My library to-do list is getting pretty long. Before it gets completely out of control, I think I’ll visit the library next Thursday, my day off. Considering uploading my TiddlyWiki research notebook to my hosted site. I’ve been …

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