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 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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Have I finally broken through the John Isler brick wall? Have I found Maj John Isler of North Carolina, that “gallant Revolutionary soldier” and my fifth great-grandfather? Well, I have most certainly found a John Isler of Jones County, North Carolina. This man was a prominent citizen, Revolutionary War veteran and member of the General …

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John Isler was my fifth great-grandfather. Prior to tonight, the only “evidence” that I had of his existence was some census pages and a vague reference in a biographical sketch of my third great-grandfather Nathan B Kennedy from a 1892 Hill County, Texas county history book.  (Since this book was published when Nathan Kennedy was …

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