On this day in 1978, I was born! Sharing my birthday is David Letterman (born in 1947). April 12th also has some historical significance – it was the day that marked the beginning of the American Civil War. Shortly after 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861, the newly formed Confederate States Army (led by General Pierre […]
We’ve all been there. We are drawn to a particular ancestor but can’t locate a photograph of him. But we are still curious. Do we have the same eye color? The same build? Sometimes one’s features can be “displayed” without pictures. One example of this involves draft registration cards from World Wars I and II. […]
Wedding photo of Great Grandfather Harrison Hunley (1892-1971) and Great Grandmother Laura Crum (1891-1971) Photo taken around 1912
Great Grand Uncle Harve Henry Hunley (1883-1951)
There are times when family history can be quite sinister, and the story of Jacob Neace is no exception. Jacob is the brother of Martha Ann Neace, my 3rd great grandmother and the wife of James Hunley. Jacob Neace (1867-1897) It seems that Jacob embraced the spirit of rural Kentucky, where a sense of justice and […]
One of my favorite pictures! From left to right: Aunt Saundra, Aunt Bev, and my dad.
Such a classic picture: Saundra, Beverly, my dad, and Steve.