Friday, January 29, 2010
I can remember going to the Brainerd Village Shopping Center (remember shopping centers before we had Malls). I think it was before Christmas and Sky King (Kirby Grant) was there signing autograps. Don't know if my Mom took me because I liked the show or we just happened to be there. Anyway I got his autograph!
Here is a link to the Sky King website.
Hope someone else has fun remembering this show.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
We didn't know during that hour ride what my Granny had been doing. She convinced herself not to go! So when we were in front of the cemetery she announced, "Keep going, don't stop!" Why on earth were we not going to stop! You see my Granny was extremely hard of hearing. She said that there was such a crowd there and all her cousins would be talking to her and she wouldn't be able to hear them. "They will think I'm crazy. I don't want to go."
We went on down the road about a mile and found a little church with a covered picnic area and we stopped and had our very own Reunion there. We had fun, ate and then drove around the area. After a while we went back by the Edgemon Reunion and there were only a few people there, one of which was my Granny's sister. We stopped and saw her and walked around the cemetery.
When we went to the cemetery a few weeks ago, I told my family the story and said the cemetery is just as I remember it from that one visit so many years ago.
It is so sad that she wasn't able to hear and enjoy a visit with cousins. I don't think they would have thought she was crazy but she hated not being able to hear. She and my PaPa were both hard of hearing. My Mom and her brother are both now hard of hearing. My Mom has a hearing aid but her brother won't give in and get a hearing aid. It does help Mom but even with the hearing aid she has trouble.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Today's Tombstone Tuesday post is the marker for Pollie Edgemon Dugger, born Nov. 25,1857 and died Oct. 19, 1946. She was the sister of my Great Grandmother (Lettie Edgemon Wilson). My Mother said that Aunt Pollie never had any children since she married later in life. She is buried at the Edgemon Cemetery.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Each month (I hope!) I’m going to put information about one family at the top of my blog. It maybe information I have with names and a link to the stories I’ve posted. Where I have a brick wall I’ll post briefly the names and the help I need and a link to stories posted.
My desire is to get some feedback on some of the brick walls and to also find others who are researching these families and share what information I have.
Hope this works out. Let me know what you think.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Does anyone know if this is a grave? And why were the stones stacked? As we were driving home from the Edgemon Cemetery we saw another old cemetery with another grave?? of stacked stones. I know I'm showing just how little I know about cemeteries. Does any graveyard expert know anything about a grave such as this?
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This is the marker for W. M. Edgemon, Jr. who I believe is the father of Samuel who was last week's Tombstone Tuesday post. This grave is at the Edgemon Cemetery which we recently visited. An interesting and informative marker, I'm not sure who gathered all the information. The Edgemon Family has a reunion at the site of the Edgemon Cemetery each August. I'm sure there are many family genealogist among the Edgemon's who have recorded information for many years.
This would be my Great Great Great Great Grandfather!
Monday, January 11, 2010
How I wish I could talk to my Grandfather. He was such a quiet man I'm not sure he would have told us anything if we had asked. Great Aunt Christian loved to talk about the family history.
Will and Sallie Ziegler moved their family to Chattanooga in 1907. This information was in Sallie Ziegler's obituary.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
l. List 10 things that make him/her happy.
2.List 10 blogs to which this award is passed on.
Ten things that make me happy include:
l. Spending time with my husband and children.
2. Talking with my Mom about family.
3. Looking at old pictures.
4.Seeing my kids do well in school
5.When my children want to learn more about their family history.
6. Visiting with cousins even if it is by phone or e-mail.
7. Making new genealogy discoveries.
8. Finding cousins I've never seen on the Internet researching the same families.
9.Being blessed to receive old family pictures.
10. I have to put this one in again because it means so much to me - Spending time with my family. It doesn't matter what we are doing, just being together
I would like to pass on the "Happy 101 Award" to these ten bloggers:
2 Everything's Relative
3. The Ties That Bind
4 A Twig In My Tree
5 A Tale of Two Ancestors
6 Are You My Cousin?
7 Apple's Tree
9Canada Genealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt
10 The Internet Genealogist
Hope you visit these blogs! Each is different and I'm sure will be a happy experience.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
We drove for what seemed like forever and couldn't find the house. Then my Uncle stopped at a store and asked for directions. He then drove right to the house. The funny thing is that my Grandfather had been telling my Uncle where to turn and my Uncle didn't think he knew what he was talking about.
Someone, I don't remember who went up to the house and told them who we were, ancestors of Jacob and Annabella Ziegler who lived in the house in the 1800's. We got a tour of the house which was amazing. I remember that the house didn't seem as large from the inside. There were no closets in the bedrooms. That would stand out in the mind of a teenage girl! There was a building on the property which had been a store and post office. The people had taken boards from the inside of the post office and used them in restoring the house. I think they made kitchen cabinets and a large dining room table. They told us about finding a name, J. A. Ziegler, in the glass in one of the windows downstairs. My Grandfather and his brother and sister remembered that their Grandfather (Jacob) had put his name in the glass. Wonder if the glass is still there?
The top picture is the old store/post office which was still standing in the 70's but is gone now.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
On this same day we found the Buttram Methodist Cemetery (which I found directions to on the internet). This is the cemetery where Jacob and Annabella are buried. My Mom had said that the Ziegler house was not far from the Buttram Cemetery but in which direction??? We looked and looked and found nothing. I knew the house was still there in the early 1990's when my parents made a trip up with some of the family. It had been a plan to go back and search again when we found the time.
In December 2009 my husband was again working with some men from the area and asked the question. Well one man said I drive by it everyday. My husband said I'll buy your lunch if you will take me out to see the house. He was pretty sure that this was the house we looked for since he had seen pictures made in the 1990's. He made some pictures.
When he came home that evening, he said to wait on fixing his food. He went down to the computer and then called me down a couple of minutes later. There on the screen was the picture of the Ziegler house. He said do you recognize this place? YES!! This made my day! This was a cold, gray December day that had been really stressful for me. Really it made my week.
I had done no genealogy for about a month so this was a treat.
My husband had some time off during Christmas and I told him one thing I really wanted was to go and see the house myself. I know he saw it and took some great pictures but there is just something special about seeing it for yourself.
We spent one day going up to see the house. I'm sure my kids could think of lots of things they would rather do but they went and seemed to enjoy. In the Fall of 2008 we were less than 1/2 a mile from the house when we turned around. Wow!
My husband is so sweet to think about asking these men and then finding the house. We also found the directions to the Edgemon Cemetery on the internet and got lots of pictures of tombstones of my Edgemon ancestors. I'll have more on that part of the trip.
I'll post again on some of the things I know about this house.