52 Ancestors: #13 David Gamble

David Gamble, War of 1812 Headstone

  David Gamble was a War of 1812 soldier from Laurens County, South Carolina. He served in Captain Nathaniel T. Martin’s Company in Reuben Nash’s Regiment of the South Carolina Volunteer Militia from 1 Feb 1814 to 10 Aug 1814. Before we get to his story, I’d like to take…

52 Ancestors: #12 John Emerson Goodloe

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Last summer I made my third visit to Grapevine Cemetery in Hopkins County, Kentucky. It’s a large cemetery, and more than 100 people in my database are buried there, all connected to my paternal grandmother through the Goodloe family. John Emerson “Jack” Goodloe was her great-grandfather. Jack’s father, Henry donated…

52 Ancestors: #11 Emma Jane Owens

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To say I’m behind in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge from No Story Too Small is an understatement. Most participants are working on post #22 or #23 while I’m writing #11. In four and a half years of blogging, this eleven week “break” is by far the longest…

52 Ancestors: #10 Eliza Hopkins

Eliza Hopkins is often confused in online trees with her sister—Elizabeth. Yes, it may be a little unusual for parents to name one daughter Elizabeth and another Eliza, but Stephen Hopkins and Rachel McFarland did that.  Eliza married and moved away from the family while Elizabeth, often called Betsey, did…

52 Ancestors: #9 Charlotte T. Jackson

Charlotte’s birth and death dates are both in question. Her headstone shows she was born 15 Nov 1818 and died 26 Sep 1892; a family Bible owned by her grandson, William Larkin Lanier, says she was born 3 Nov 1818 and died 20 Oct 1892. Whenever Charlotte T. Jackson was…