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Gardenhire Family Genealogy II

Gardenhire Family Genealogy II

This is an update to the post, Gardenhire Family Genealogy I, published on April 19, 2013. When I figure out how to link to the first post, I will do so here.

This is information we were able to gather from visiting the Overton County, Tennessee area during the summer of 2013.

We have a copy of the transcribed statement of Erasmus Lee Gardenhire, brother of Elmira Gardenhire, son of Adam…

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Roslyn Chapel 9/16

Some random pictures taken at the chapel.

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Random Scotland Pics

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Sign in reference to the vote on the Referendum for Independence, September 18.

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Stacks of canned haggis. You know…in case you run out.

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Reminder to register to vote on the Referendum.

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Fletcher Family Genealogy II

Fletcher Family Genealogy II

This is an update to the post Fletcher Family Genealogy I, published on April 13, 2013. When I figure out how to link to the first post, I will do so here.

This is information I was able to gather from visiting the Wilson County, Tennessee area during the summer of 2013.

What I’m looking for is more information on Reziah Fletcher and Lavinia Pinkston.

Circumstantial evidence suggests that they…

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Edinburgh Tattoo

I have waited many years before schedules worked out to see the Tattoo. For those unfamiliar, the Tattoo is a gathering of pipes, drums, and dancing from all the nations around the world who are part of the Commonwealth of Great Britain.
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Though the following are not great photos, it may show an overview of the presentation.
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The pageantry did not disappoint, and I was super glad for the…

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Caprock Canyon

At the end of the summer in 2013, Travel Buddy and I visited the Texas Panhandle.
While I had visited Palo Duro Canyon before, this was my first visit to Caprock Canyon.
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When it was apparent that the last of the American Bison were dying out, Charles Goodnight, of the Goodnight-Loving Trail, kept a small herd of them alive on his ranch, thus preserving an important link in American heritage.…

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Brick Wall of the Month: Charles Cocke

Brick Wall of the Month: Charles Cocke

My brick wall for the month of August is Charles Cocke.

Charles Cocke was born 12 November 1750, Halifax County, Virginia.
He married Eleanor Ewing (daughter of George Ewing) and they had at least one child, a daughter: Ellender Cocke.
Ellender was born in 1788, Fincastle, Virginia, and married John Lee Dibrell in Kentucky, 1805.

I do not know what happened to Charles and Eleanor after the birth…

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Road Trip 2014

Every year Travel Buddy and I take a road trip.

We visit family and friends, frequent places of historic significance, and always spend time on genealogy research.

This year we are traveling to Scotland. We will be there for several weeks, visiting folks, checking out the historic sites, and once again, doing some genealogy research. Just in the last few years we have learned a great deal about…

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Number 200!

Wordsmithmagic is a blog I started a little over two years ago.

When I began, I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about, as I have many, many interests. But I wasn’t writing at the time, despite my many, many attempts to return to my writing projects (still in progress, as of now). So I created a “required” (at least in my mind) schedule, wherein I would post an entry every four days.…

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Edmiston Family Genealogy

My Edmiston line is very short. At least, so far. I just have two generations: Robert and Dorothy.

Robert was born about 1700 in Augusta County, Virginia, married Jean Buchanan in 1720, and died 6 August 1749, Augusta County, Virginia. He had at least three children: William, Dorothy, and James Buchanan. These are the three mentioned in his will, so if there were others, they did not live past…

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