Sunday, September 29, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Follow Friday - On the Telly!

That's right folks, you read it right! On the telly! Not on a blog, newsletter, or other written source, but on the telly.

Have you ever wished you could dig deeper into some of the mysteries of our country? Well, Scott Wolter, a renowned forensic geologist is making a difference in the history departments all across the nation. And perhaps, rewriting our nation's history!

Wolter's vehicle is the H2 [History Channel] program, America Unearthed. And if it does nothing else, it makes you think of the possibilities and the reasons behind various and sundry information available to us in the form of our nation's history.
Last week, I enjoyed a variety of Wolter's expose's. Two stand out. One was a show dedicated to the Lost Colony at Roanoke. Where did they go to? Did they move inland? Were they murdered? Did they go to the Croatoan island? And were the Dare stones, all located between 1937 and 1940 [over 40 stones] real or faked? The second was on famed American explorer, Merriweather Lewis. Did he commit suicide or was he murdered? Did he uncover a secret that our founding father's had him killed for? And were the Welsh really America's first real settlers, possibly inter-marrying with the Mandan Indian tribe of the Midwest?
I absolutely do my best not to miss a single episode. But when I do... I head right on over to the America Unearthed   website, and watch the latest episodes there.
If you enjoy American history as much as I do, then you're gonna love this channel, and the website.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - William Jacob Sparks

MAR. 11, 1883
SEPT. 12, 1944
William Jacob Sparks was born Newton Caddell Sparks and his wife, Theodora Perrylee McCarty. He was the second born of 8 known children to the couple.
He married Laura May Clements [1890-1960] on 15 April 1906 in Bandera County, Texas. They went on to have 4 children:
Beulah Bessie Sparks [1905-1975]
Lelah V. Sparks [b. 1906]
Newton Jacob Sparks [1910-1991]
Ora Lee Sparks [1914-1982]
William Jacob Sparks is buried at the Tarpley Cemetery, Tarpley, Bandera County, Texas.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sibling Saturday - My Aunts and Uncles

This may come as a shocker to some individuals, but my Dad has 14 siblings. Yes, 14.

Dear old Grandad, who died 5 years before I was born, was married three time. He outlived his first two wives, and had children with all three.

It may seem strange to some, but I was a mid-century baby, and my Grandad was born in 1866. Yes, you read that correctly. 1866. So, my Dad's oldest sibling was actually 1 year older than my Grandma!

I thought it would be fun to try to find photographs of as many of these individuals as I could. So here goes! [I forewarn you that some were never photographed.]

Rita Teree Bean
Lama Wellington Beane
Pauline Beane
John Monroe Beane, Jr.

Emmett Lorimer Beane
Blanche Audrey Beane
Ann Margaret Beane
b. 1914
William McHarvey Beane
b. 1917
Samuel Maxwell "Max" Bean
Ada Eleanor Beane
Dorothy Eloise Bean

Jack Bean-Ashley
b. 1929
Walter Maxwell "Buster" Beane
b. 1937
Edsel Ford Beane
b. 1939
Roy Edwin Bean
The discrepancies in the spelling of their last name is as written. The children changed the spelling of their last name, adding an "e" on the end of the surname, after my grandfather's death.
As you can see, from those lacking death dates, there aren't many of this generation left. It is with deep respect, honor, and love I share them with you today.



Friday, September 20, 2013

Follow Friday...Hack Genealogy

For those of you who know me, you know that I don't easily recommend genealogy sites, unless I have tried them and had excellent results with them. [I am a choosy girl after all!]

Today I would like to take a minute and recommend Hack Genealogy  for your use.

Written by none other than Thomas MacEntee
[photo from] of the better known genealogy "guru's" of our time, Hack Genealogy touts this by line on it's website:
"Hack Genealogy is about “re-purposing today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy” and a little bit more. Hack Genealogy is more than just a list of resources. Hack Genealogy provides information on emerging technology inside and outside the genealogy industry. Hack Genealogy wants readers to understand how others succeed in genealogy."
Thomas is an excellent teacher and speaker. He has written several informative and helpful books on tools for the genealogist. And this website is especially helpful for the new genealogist.
I highly recommend Hack Genealogy as a place to turn to when you are exploring technology within the parameters of genealogy. I truly believe you will find it helpful and insightful.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - My First Car

Who doesn't remember their first car? Certainly I do.

Unfortunately, I didn't take a photograph of it. But I remember it well. A 1965 Plymouth Satellite. She wasn't a pretty car, but she was dependable. Fun. And she could run fast.

Short of being able to add oil and water when she needed it, I can't tell you anything about her engine.

She was brown with a black roof. The interior was brown and black leather. She had a floor shift [automatic], a radio that was awesome [even in the mountains I could pick up stations well!], and nothing "power" on her at all!

My parents gifted her to me when I got married [at a way too young age, but that's another story!]. And she's one car I'd like to be able to go back and get!

I couldn't find a photograph of one with the same style paint as mine had, but here's one I did find:

Ahhh.... how I miss that little car so! And she a beauty???

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Well Almost

Floyd Erastus Beane with his wife Laura Clowser and two of their children.
About 1910.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Allen Madison Long

In memory of our dear father
FEB. 14, 1849
JULY 23, 1935
Gone, but not forgotten.
Allen Madison Long was the 8th of 11 children born to Thomas LONG and his wife, Emily BEAN.
In 1870 he married Harriet RAINES [1846-1879], from Greenville, Monroe, West Virginia. They had 4 children:
Minta B. (b.1871)
Lenoria Estelle (1874-1925)
Rachel A. (b. 1876)
Overton Bergis (1877-1953)
After the death of Rache, Allen married (2) Matilda Ellen Raines (1853-1921) in 1880. They went on to have 8 children:
Eliza Ellen (1880-1966)
James Madison (1883-1954)
Oral Jefferson (1885-1956)
Henry Harrison (1888-1968)
Nannie Mae (1890-1963)
Edele Gertrude (1893-1980)
John William (1894-1965)
Oscar Earnest (1899-1967)
Allen Madison is buried at ...

...Red Sulphur Springs Church Cemetery, Red Sulphur Springs, Monroe, West Virginia.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Memorial Monday

In honor of my very good friend, Robert "Bob" Lobdell, who passed away on Friday, September 13th...

Photo AirPix, Ana Mejia
...who was 84 years young, and a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Our hearts are so heavy with this loss, but we look forward to one day seeing Bob again where there is no sickness, pain or death.
Robert Lobdell
Rest in peace dear friend.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Surname Saturday - Banet

Today we will look at my maternal grandmother's line, the Banet's.

Cynthia Ann BEANE - born in New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, the daughter of Walter Maxwell BEANE and Lois Velleda Dreher. Married Johnnie Lee Henry in Covington, Allegheny, Virginia. Johnnie Lee Henry was born in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas to Joseph Wright HENRY and  Betty Louise ROTGE.

Lois Velleda DREHER was born in Georgetown, Floyd, Indiana to Henry C. DREHER, Jr. and Irene Caroline BANET. She married Walter Maxwell Beane in Presidio, San Fracnsico, California. Walter Maxwell Beane was born in Waiteville, Monroe, West Virginia to John Monroe Beane and Mary Elizabeth Faudree.

Irene Caroline BANET [24 May 1906 - 22 Aug 1989] was born in Indiana to  Francis Isidore BANET and Adeline Josephine EVE. She married Henry C. DREHER, Jr. on 12 Dec 1923 in Indiana. Henry C. DREHER, Jr. [31 Dec 1902 - 17 May 1977] was born in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky to Henry C. DREHER, Sr. and  Josephine Sophie BENZEL.

Francis Isidore BANET  [15 Aug 1863 - Apr 1945] was born in Indiana to Isidore BANET and Rosalie SPRIGLER. He married Adeline Josephine EVE on 31 Oct 1893 in Floyd County, Indiana. She was the daughter of Joseph EVE and Annette DUBOIS.

Isidore BANET [27 Sep 1832-30 May 1901] was born Doubs, Jourmenot (Arcy), France to Ettiene BANET and Francoise BIDAINE. He married Rosalie SPRIGLER about 1860.  She was the daughter of  Francis SPRIGLER and Rose KNABLE.

Ettiene BANET [17 Jan 1795-18 Apr 1871] was born in D'Arcy, Doubs, France to Ettiene BANET, Sr. and Jeanne Claudine GUIGNARD.  He married Francoise BIDAINE  on 01 Oct 1821 in D'Arcey, France. She was born Jean Claud BIDAINE and Francoise BRUN in D'Arcey, France.

Ettiene BANET, Sr. [22 Oct 1765-22 Jan 1842] was born in France; parents unknown. He married Jeanne Claudine GUIGNARD in France. Her parents are unknown.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Family Recipe Friday - Mama's Fried Okra

There was no one like my Mama when it came to fixing fried okra! You've heard me say before, my Mama was not a gourmet a long shot! But when Mama could make something good, it was good every time. And this is one of those recipes that I simply love!

Mama's Fried Okra


  • 6 cups oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds fresh okra, sliced 1/2-inch thick (or you can leave them whole if you prefer, just like Mama did!)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk


Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or Dutch oven to 350 degrees F. (You may not need to use this much oil; do not fill the pan more than halfway up the sides with oil.)  Mama always used her cast iron chicken fryer for this.

In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, and cayenne pepper. Dip okra in buttermilk and then dredge in cornmeal-flour mixture to coat well. Carefully add okra to the hot oil and cook until golden brown. (It may be necessary to fry the okra in batches.) Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and then serve immediately.

Well my tongue is simply slapping my forehead silly trying to find some of this! Mmm mmm mmm!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

When I was five years old, my Grandma Bean came to live with us. She seemed ancient to me at the time. Today I realize she was just a couple of years older than my hubby is now!

Grandma taught me many things during the next 10 years. One of those things was how to be thrifty with what others might normally throw away!

Grandma saved jelly jars for glasses...
...does anyone else remember these? They would come filled with your favorite jams or jelly in the super market, and after finishing up the last drop of jelly in the jar, you washed them and put them in your cupboard. Before long, you would have a whole set of these glasses! And should you ever break one, simply purchase another jar of jelly the next time you went to the grocery store to replace it!
Grandma also saved plastic bread bags....
Bread bags were perfect for putting left overs in. Or to wrap a sandwich in for school. Or to pack toiletries in your suitcase, in case of leaks, or to freeze vegetables after the harvest in your deep freeze, even as shoe bags.  Empty bread bags could be used for a dozen different things!
Grandma saved those bread ties too!
Twist ties had a dozen uses as well! They could be used to tie the plastic bag that held your sandwich for school. [We didn't have zippered sandwich bags back then!] They could be used to tie your shoe bag closed. To tie a pony tail in a pinch even!
Grandma's favorite item to recycle was....
...aluminum foil. Just one use for that sheet you tore off? Heck no! If it wasn't too dirty, you'd wipe it off, and smooth it out, and fold it neatly and put it in the drawer for another day to use!

And another thing...

...those pencils NEVER get too short to use! You saved those stubs, because you never knew when it might come in handy!!!
Today we would say that Grandma recycled. Before she ever heard the word recycle! Back in those days it was simply being thrifty.
And my Mama was another thrifty person! But that's a tale for another day.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - John Benzel

Yesterday we discussed Wilhelmine Lambrecht, and her husband, John Benzel, my gr-gr-grandfather:


JAN. 11, 1835
JUNE 18, 1899

Burial is Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Lawrence, Indiana.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Free My Genes

I don't usually pass on an email I received, but this is one I feel very strongly about, and so I encourage you to read this letter from Bennett Greenspan, President of Family Tree DNA:

Received 06 Sept 2013
It's rare that I send 'blast emails', but if there was ever a time in my life that called for a broad based blast, now is that time. I want to share with you an important campaign that I have started, to raise awareness to an alarming situation.

About 10 weeks ago the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided that “isolated human genes cannot be patented.”

That same day our DNA testing company launched a breast cancer test that was far more affordable than previous offered tests. Our precedent-setting reduction in price meant that millions of Americans who previously could not get the test--because their insurance company wouldn't pay, or because they lacked insurance--now had access to a high quality test for breast cancer risk.

Myriad Genetics sued us and others for offering this test and although we are not looking for a fight, we are now forced to defend ourselves and feel morally obligated to bring the world a more affordable test. As a child of the 60s, I can tell you that if there ever was a fight worth fighting, this is it.

I urge you to visit our site: and familiarize yourself with the situation as it has unfolded and I urge you to share this information with others. Our actions are based on two key points: genetic testing should be affordable and available to everyone; and test providers should share data to enable better tests for consumers.

To help us promote the effort we ask that you LIKE our page and update your FB profile picture to reflect our cause. Details are on the website.

I am humbled by the volunteers who have stepped forward to help us with this case so far, including the ACLU, AARP, and the Breast Cancer Action. Now it's your turn. Please do so as soon as you have the opportunity to get online. Thank you very much for your support.

Best Regards,

Bennett Greenspan
Family Tree DNA
"History Unearthed Daily"

Matrilineal Monday - Great-Grandmother Josephine Benzel

Today we're going to follow my maternal grandfather's mother's line, the Benzel women. Let's begin with great-grandmother...

Josephine Sophia Benzel
Great-grandmother was born 21 July 1865 in Indiana. She married Henry C. Dreher, Sr. 11 Aug 1884. The couple went on to have 10 children, including my grandfather, Henry C. Dreher, Jr.
Josephine's mother was Wilhelmine Lambrecht [1835-1924].
Wilhelmine Lambrecht, seated on left, Josephine Benzel on right, and Josephine's daughter, Florence standing in the rear holding her infant daughter, Mildred Louise.
Wilhelmine married John Benzel about 1860 in Prussia [Germany]. The couple had 2 children in Prussia before immigrating to America and arriving 23 May 1861 in New York.
Unfortunately, this where the trail runs cold.
Wilhelmine and her husband John are buried at Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Lawrence, Indiana.
MAY 25, 1835
MAR. 7, 1924
Josephine and her husband, Henry, are buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky...

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday Sing Along - The Church in the Wildwood

No one can resist the Carter Family when it comes to old-time hymn singing from the mountains!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Surname Saturday - Faudree

Today we will look at my paternal grandmother's line, the Faudree's.

Generation 1:
1. Cynthia Ann BEANE was born in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN. She was the daughter
of 2. Walter Maxwell BEANE and 3. Lois Velleda DREHER. She married Johnnie Lee HENRY in Covington, Alleghany Co., VA, son of Joseph Wright HENRY and Betty Louise Rotge. He was born in San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX.
Generation 2
2. Walter Maxwell BEANE was born in Waiteville, Monroe County, WV. He was the
son of 4. John Monroe BEAN and 5. Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE. He married Lois Velleda DREHER in Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
3. Lois Velleda DREHER was born in Georgetown, FLoyd Co., IN. She was the daughter
of 6. Henry Condar DREHER Jr. and 7. Irene Caroline BANET.

Generation 3
4. John Monroe BEAN was born on 15 Dec 1866 in Cincinatti, Ohio. He died on 10 Apr 1954 in
Waiteville, Monroe Co., WV. He was the son of 8. William McHarvey BEAN and 9. Margaret Smith
PERKINS. He married Mary Elizabeth FAUDREE on 01 Dec 1935 in Covington, Allegheny, Virginia.
5. Mary Elizabeth Faudree was born 03 Jun 1897 in Monroe County, West Virginia. She died 01 Jan 1975 in Clifton Forge, Allegheny, Virginia.
She was the daughter of Stephen Ledford FAUDREE and Elizabeth Carnefix.
Generation 4
10. Stephen Ledford FAUDREE was born on 08 Jul 1857 in Sweet Springs, Monroe County, Virginia.
He died on 16 Jan 1929 in Sweet Springs, Monroe County, WV. He was the son of 20. Richard C.
FAUDREE and 21. Mary Margaret WICKLINE. He married Elizabeth CARNEFIX on 17 Dec 1878 in
Monroe County, West Virginia.
11. Elizabeth CARNEFIX was born 08 Jul 1851 in Sweet Springs, Monroe County, WV. She died 22 Jul
1929 in Sweet Springs, Monroe County, WV. She was the daughter of 22. George W. CARNEFIX and
23. Mary Susan DAUGHERTY.

Generation 5
20. Richard C. FAUDREE was born in 1834 in Halifax, VA. He died on 01 Jan 1902 in Sweet Springs,
Monroe County, WV. He was the son of 40. Lewis FAUDREE and 41. Mabelia HALL. He married
Mary Margaret WICKLINE on 28 Oct 1856 in Monroe County, Virginia.
21. Mary Margaret WICKLINE was born 1831 in Monroe County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 42.
Elijah WICKLINE and 43. Elizabeth Lewis.
Generation 6
40. Lewis FAUDREE was born in 1807 in Halifax, VA. He was the son of 80. Joseph P. FAUDREE and
81. Mary Eliza UNKNOWN. He married Mabelia HALL on 30 Jul 1824.
41. Mabelia HALL was born 1807 in Halifax, VA.

Generation 7
80. Joseph P. FAUDREE was born about 1780 in Goochland Co., VA. He was the son of 160. Thomas
FAUDREE and 161. Mary ATKISSON. He married Mary Eliza UNKNOWN about 1800.
81. Mary Eliza UNKNOWN was born Abt. 1785 in Virginia.

Generation 8
160. Thomas FAUDREE was born about 1754 in Goochland Co., VA. He married Mary ATKISSON about
161. Mary ATKISSON was born Abt. 1758 in Goochland Co., VA. She was the daughter of 322. Unknown
ATKISSON and 323. Unknown.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday's Faces From the Past - 4 Generations

From my husband's files, here are four generations of women:

From left to right:
JoAnn Hartman, mother Betty Louise Rotge [1930-2003], grandmother Ora Lee Sparks [1914-1982], and great-grandmother Laura May Clements [1890-1969].

JoAnn is the hubby's younger sister, Betty his mother, etc.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

WDYTYA - Trisha Yearwood

Another great episode of Who Do You Think You Are was aired on Tuesday evening on The Learning Channel  If you haven't seen this episode yet, you can watch it on the website now. SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen the show yet, the following is a detailed account of the episode!

This weeks episode showed the research performed for country music artist and celebrity chef, Trisha Yearwood.

The famed country singer was born in Montecello, Georgia. She is married to country artist, Garth Brooks. Her Dad was a banker and her Mom a school teacher. She stated she knew about her mother's family, but knew nothing beyond her grandmother on her Dad's side. She stated her parents were wonderful and encouraged her to be a singer since she knew that was what she wanted to be since the age of 5.

Yearwood states her Dad was an only child. His mother, Elizabeth Winslett Yearwood, did not talk about her family.

So Yearwood met with Genealogist Kyle Betit at the Nashville Public Library to get started on her research.

The search began on  Betit had started a family tree for Yearwood on the site, and had traced Yearwood's family back to her 5x great-grandfather, Samuel Winslett, who was born 1744 at Binstead Hamlet, England. He died 1829 in Georgia.

And so, Yearwood was off to Hampshire, England to learn as much as she could about Samuel Winslett. Here she met with Genealogist Les Mitchinson.

They begin with the Parish Registers.

Samuel's parents were John and Mary Winslut (a variation on the spelling Winslett). And they were able to locate 4 of John and Mary's children in the birth register: Samuel, James, William and John.

In the Burial Register, they found that Mary, the wife of John Winslett was buried on May 3rd, 1753. And John, Sr. was buried on April 3rd, 1759, essentially leaving the boys as orphans.

But what happened to the boys after this?

A check through the West Sussex records showed a record for Samuel, James and John Winslett, who were accused of poaching deer at Shillinglee Estate.

And so, Yearwood is off again. This time to The Deer Tower at Shillinglee Estate. Here she met with Dr. Emma Griffin, an 18th Century Historian at the University of East Anglia. Here Yearwood was shown documents from the Sussex Rental Roll, dated June 18, 1765. A letter to the King was found, written by Lord Winterton, in which he requests a reward of 30-guineas be given for revealing the poachers on his property for killing 5 deer and maiming another, which they left behind. (At this time deer were protected under the Black Act, which was a list of 222 crimes punishable by death, poaching deer among the them.)

Another document is produced dated June 22, 1765, in which a confession by Thomas White and James White implicates the 3 Winslett brothers in the crime.

On yet another (undated) document, John Newman, a jailer, gave a statement that he overheard Samuel Winslett state he hoped he would not be hanged, as he had no mother, father or wife to weep for him.

Yearwood is now directed to head to the National Archives in Kew, to see what happened next.

"I'm on pins and needles to find out what happened to Samuel next. Obviously he wasn't hanged, as here I am today!" Yearwood stated.

At the National Archives, Yearwood meets with Historian James Horn from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He presents her with a judgement on Samuel and John Winslett - "...let them be hanged..." . On the opposite side of the page, a small single word is found "Reprieved".

From State Papers from Whitehall in 1766, John and Samuel were transported to America, as convicts, for a term of 14-years. Here prisoners would be auctioned to "owners", much as a slave, for their sentenced term.

From here, Yearwood was instructed to go to the place she knew where Samuel had ended up. So she was off to the Georgia State Archives in Atlanta, Georgia. Here she met with Dr. Joshua Haynes, an Early Georgia Historian, at the University of Georgia.

Under the Registry of Land Grants, Yearwood was excited to find in 1770, Samuel Winslett was granted 100 acres in Wrightsborough, Georgia. Just 4 years after his transportation to America.

Then on a document dated 17 May 1784, he received a grant in Washington County for 287-1/2 acres. At this time, this area was Creek Indian territory, and the government was attempting to expand into this area and gain more land. So Samuel would have been right on the front line of Indian upheavals.

Haynes offers Yearwood a road trip, to visit the property where Samuel and his family lived. It is only 30-miles from Yearwood's birth town of Montecello.

While observing the land, Haynes provides Yearwood with a last document, dated 1821. Here Samuel gave a deposition of damages occurred by the Creek Indians. In July 1778, he stated a mare was stolen from him. And between 1787-1788 his household items and stock were all stolen by the Creek's. Samuel was filing claim under the Depravation Act.

Sometime after this, Samuel moved his family to Eatonton, a few miles away. Here he stayed until his death, in 1829.

From a desperate young man, to a landowner in Georgia, Samuel Winslett had gone full-circle.

Another great Who Do You Think You Are !

Treasure Chest Thursday - Grandpa's Cabinetry

Here is one of a matched set of corner cupboards that my Grandfather, Henry C. Dreher, Jr. made for my mother when she was in her 20's. [That's a picture of him at the right of the cabinet].
Grandpa was a wonderful cabinet maker and could make most anything he set his mind on. Tables, lamps, cabinets, bookcases, cedar chests, all with the skill of a master, and using very old tools passed on to him from his father.
Grandpa was a smart man, and one of his "words of wisdom" I strive to live by was "Learn something new every single day, and you will never regret it." This from a man who read his Bible daily, as well as his collegiate library dictionary [his goal was to learn one new scripture verse, and one new word, daily!]
Grandpa was born in 1902, and passed away in 1977. There isn't a day, still, that I don't think about him, and wish he were here to give me advice.
I miss you Grandpa!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Stephen and Eliza Faudree

JULY 8, 1857          MAR. 12, 1861
JAN. 3, 1929          July 22, 1929
Stephen and Eliza Carnefix Faudree were my great-grandparents.
Married 17 Dec 1878 in Monroe County, West Virginia, the couple had 10 children:
Ida C. [1880-1953]
Bervie Richard [1881-1909]
Pearl Pleasant [1883-1959]
Gordon Stephen [1885-1958]
Spurgeon Pierce [1888-1962]
Roy Dayton [1891-1952]
Faye E. [1895-1904]
**Mary Elizabeth [1897-1975]**
Zenna Zane [1900-1971]
Veda [1903-1993]
The couple is buried at the Baker/Faudree Cemetery located near Sweet Springs, Monroe County, West Virginia.
Baker/Faudree Cemetery
[photo from Find-A-Grave]
** Denotes my paternal grandmother.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Matrilineal Monday - Through My Paternal Grandmother

I thought I would switch up the Matrilineal Monday a bit, and follow the maternal lines of my paternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Faudree.

Mary Elizabeth Faudree [03 Jun 1897 - 01 Jan 1975] was the daughter of Stephen Ledford Faudree [1857-1929] and his wife Elizabeth Carnefix [1861-1929].
Mary Elizabeth Faudree

Elizabeth Carnefix was the daughter of George W. Carnefix [1831-1864] and Mary Susan Daugherty [b.1834].
Elizabeth Carnefix Faudree

Mary Susan Daugherty was the daughter of Philip Daugherty [1798-1871] and his wife Rachel Lake [1800-1890].

At this point the story ends. Although I am working on it daily! So hopefully next time I will have more to share!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Sing Along - I Feel Like Traveling On

Here's another great old Sunday song that I grew up on! Here's Loretta Lynn putting her spin on this gospel song!