Ruth's Genealogy

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

Was James Ira Copeland the 6th (or 7th) and last husband of my great grandmother Dovie C McBurnett Hall Stanley Epperson (Epperson) Priddy Bailey Copeland? Let’s examine the evidence: My great grandmother was born Dovie C McBurnett, but over time her given name changed from Dovie C to Ruby Dovie 1900 Census- Dovie C McBurnett, …

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Would I be able to find the Texas death certificate for Celeste Davis Cline at the FamilySearch Record Search site? And did they have any pertinent new collections? Oh, yeah! Texas Marriages, 1837-1973 Dovie McBurnett and her many Texas marriages immediately came to mind! Again, Copeland is the only one of Dovie’s husbands that I …

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So who was “Copeland”, the 6th (or 7th) husband of my great grandmother, Dovie C McBurnett? To review, all I know about Copeland is that he was the last husband of Dovie, as evidenced by her death certificate, obituary and headstone: I don’t know when or where they were married or if she outlived him …

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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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This week’s blogging prompt couldn’t come at a better time! Seek help for records that don’t make sense. Who knew! Just a couple of weeks ago I located a new reference to my great-grandmother Dovie C McBurnett’s third husband Lon Washington Epperson. That’s great, you say, the more, the merrier (References, that is. Not husbands! …

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Today I went to the downtown main Fort Worth Public Library. I arrived there shortly after it opened at noon and left at almost 3 o’clock. Why does the time matter. ‘Cuz I’m cheap, that’s why. You can park for free at a nearby parking garage, but only for 2 1/2 hours. This little research …

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