Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Girton Family

The Girton Family is on my husband's line, his grandmother's maiden name was Girton. Most of the information we have was from a lady who I found on the Internet, she shared loads of information with us. She is a distant cousin. Anyway a few weeks ago a lady who is her 1st cousin contacted me by e-mail. She sent pictures of my husband's Great Great Grandfather and Great Great Great Grandmothers marker. How cool is that! She has some other things which she is going to e-mail us soon. I hope some day we can make a trip over to Winchester,Tn and find the graves but until then it is so nice to have someone share their pictures with us. Not that far but it is just finding the time to do all the things we want to do after all the things we HAVE to do!
I have some obituaries from the Chattanooga paper for a lot of Girton's.
I ordered these from the Chattanooga Library last week and got them in the mail on Monday. Really good service, I know there are those who would say I should go to the library and research myself and make copies. I really don't feel I have the time to devote to going and spending the day researching. I need to get busy, I have lots to scan. Then I need to e-mail them to this new cousin.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is so neat, Harriet, to find info on the internet from distant cousins, etc. I have found out some of my family history that way.

That name (Girton) is not a common one--so you should be able to find out quite a bit of info...

Good Luck.

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Dorene from Ohio said...


You know I think your blog is very
"plucky" too!! :)


Becca said...


I'm a descendant of the Girton family also! From what I've seen so far many lines started in New Jersey to PA to Ohio and beyond