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Week 46: 52 Ancestor 52 Week Blog: I Pack my Suitcase with…

Week 46: November 15, 2014  I Pack my Suitcase with… I’ll never forget the time my son and I landed at JFK with over 6 pieces of luggage – and just the two of us! He never grumbled as we … Continue reading

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Week 45: 52 Ancestor 52 Week Blog: Just When I thought I knew it all…

Week 45: November 8, 2014  Just When I thought I knew it all… Just when I thought I had heard all the stories from my mother, she comes out with this story one night about how she flew in a small … Continue reading

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Week 44: 52 Ancestor 52 Week Blog: North Carolina McKinleys head into Georgia…

Week 44: November 1, 2014  North Carolina McKinley’s head into Georgia… My earliest McKinley line is Robert and Elizabeth (maiden unknown) McKinley in Mecklenburg County, N.C. Robert was born circa 1710-1720 and died circa 1775 from his dated will; I … Continue reading

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Week 43: 52 Ancestor 52 Week Blog: Granddaddy was a Pack Rat…. Maybe no

Week 43: October 25, 2014 Granddaddy was a Pack Rat…. Maybe not…. Urban Dictionary: Pack Rat… One who is unable to throw away a single thing with the most minuscule amount of sentimental value. A person who collects or hoards, … Continue reading

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Week 42: 52 Ancestor 52 Week Blog: William Pinkney Turner and Laura A. Gooch

Week 42: October 18, 2014 William Pinkney Turner and Laura A. Gooch One of my many questions on William Pinkney Turner is – for whom or where did the name of Pinkney come from? My grandfather, Paul Pinkney Bryan, was also … Continue reading

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Week 41: 52 Ancestor 52 Week Blog: Rosa L. Sharp McKinley (1869-1902)

Week 41: October 11, 2014 Rosa L. Sharp (Sharpe) McKinley (1869-1902) Rosa L. Sharp was my great grandmother – and has always been a mystery to me as I grew up seeing photographs of her at my grandfather’s house. I … Continue reading

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Week 40: 52 Ancestor 52 Week Blog: Helen Rebecca McKinley Bryan

Week 40: October 6, 2014 My Mother – Helen Rebecca McKinley Bryan What better week to write on my mother than week No. 40 – the week I spend with                     … Continue reading

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Week 39: 52 Ancestor 52 Week Blog: Two Sisters Married Two Brothers…

Week 39: September 27, 2014  Two Sisters Married Two Brothers… Nancy Bryan and George Winston Bruce – Did Nancy and George bury Gold? Parthena Bryan and Aquilla Bruce – Did Parthena bury her Husband? Two very strong sisters – Nancy … Continue reading

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Week 38: 52 Ancestor 52 Week Blog: May I Have your Autograph Willie Mae, Catherine, Grace, Kendrick?

Week 38: September 20, 2014 May I Have your Autograph Willie Mae, Catherine, Grace, Kendrick? Mama’s autograph book – 1943-1945 This weeks story is one of those – you’re looking through drawers for one thing – and finding another. My attention … Continue reading

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Week 37: 52 Ancestor 52 Week Blog: Anchors Aweigh… U.S.N. Harold Clayton Bryan

Week 37: September 13, 2014 Anchors Aweigh… U.S.N. Harold “Clayton” Bryan My father enlisted on September 4, 1945 in the United States Navy, but that wasn’t the first time he joined – how he originally joined is quite the interesting … Continue reading

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