The Lundquist’s

The Lundquist story begins on February 9, 1834 with the birth of my second great grandfather Karl Gustav Lundquist. Karl was born in Luckebo, Lerbeck, Socken, Sweden. Karl’s original surname was “Larsson;” however, as Swedish families typically changed their surnames, Karl and his brother Johannes took upon themselves the surname of “Lundqvist.” It is believed […]

Mahalia Hunley: The Tender One

This is the story of my great grand aunt, Mahalia Hunley. While researching the siblings of my great grandfather Harrison, I was instantly drawn to Mahalia’s unusual name. Apparently, Mahalia means the “tender one” in Hebrew. Mahalia, who went by “Haley,” was born in September 1889 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. On November 12, 1908, at […]

thecivilwarparlor: Pocket Watch of Lt George Dixon From The Sunk Sub The Hunley The pocket watch that belonged to the commanding officer of the Civil War-era submarine “H.L. Hunley,” Lt. George Dixon. The watch was retrieved from the Hunley and  archaeologists hope to use it to determine the time the sub sank on February 17, 1864. […]