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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Following the death in 1897 of her husband, Dr Nathan B Kennedy, Susan William Lee Martin Kennedy appeared fairly regularly in the Dallas Morning News. A lawsuit on her behalf was filed against the Pacific Express Company after her buggy’s horse was not kept under control and flipped the buggy over, “permanently injuring” Mrs Kennedy: …

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On Thomas’s Destination: Austin Family: Craig Manson over at Geneablogie has started a new meme which I think is important since it gets the surnames in my genealogy research info out into the blogosphere.  As Craig put it: “List the surnames you are researching and the general localities. Then tell the names of your “Most …

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I was wandering around Footnote and decided to check the Texas Death Records database. I check it every few weeks, looking for new additions. Guess who I found? My 3rd great-grandmother Susan William Lee Martin’s 1918 death certificate! Oops, just found my great-grandfather John T Stanley’s death certificate, too! If anyone has relatives who died …

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