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THE FAMILY GENEALOGIST
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Sources, links, and photos from my family tree.
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WHY BETSY ALTIZER IS probably NOT THE MOTHER OF SARAH REED AKERS
When I first started the family tree I discovered numerous sources claiming that Sarah Reeds mother was Elizabeth Altizer, but recently found out that that must be wrong. The marriage of Betsy Altizer and George Reed Sr, was in 1829, however, Sarah Reed was...

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COLONEL WILLIAM BURGESS OF NEWPORT HOUSE
COLONEL WILLIAM BURGESS. Two of the South River settlers from Virginia, were brothers­ in-law and neighbors. They were Colonel William Burgess and Richard Beard. Their wives were thus recorded in the Virginia Magazine of History: "Edward Robins, born in Eng...

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THREE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY
IT WAS JUST THREE SHORT YEARS AGO, WHEN I STARTED THIS BLOG TO WRITE ABOUT MY ANCESTORS AND ACCEPT THE 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE. MY HOW TIME FLIES... ONCE YOU FOCUS ON A GOAL, IT IS A LOT EASIER TO WRITE ABOUT IT. AND I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH SINCE THEN.... GOA...

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A LITTLE BEDFORD COUNTY HISTORY
After the revolution my ancestors, LT. JOHN NICHOLS and FLAIL PAYNE moved to Bedford from Maryland and started the next chapter in their lives. JOHN married Flayl's daughter MARTHA J PAYNE and had a few kids. Among them, ARCHIBALD G NICHOLS who married JUDI...

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FIFTH BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!
FIVE YEARS DOWN... WELL YOU NEVER REALLY GET DONE WITH THE FAMILY TREE... IT KEEPS GROWING AND GROWING AND GROWING....  ANY WAY I GUESS FIVE YEARS OF POSTS IS SOMETHING TO STOP AND LOOK BACK ON...  MIGHT EVEN CALL IT A FIVE STAR BLOG NOW!   WELL I MIGHT... ...

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Another brick in the wall... Anthony King Sr.
MY 4th Great Grandfather Anthony King Sr. was born in New Jersey and married Dorces Pickle. His son Anthony Junior was the father of my 2nd Great Grandfather Mike King. It is unclear at this time who his parents were. In the 1850 census he is living with hi...

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WILLIAM HANCOCK SR. OF JAMESTOWN 1580 - 1622
WILLIAM HANCOCK SR. OF JAMESTOWN was the immigrant ancestor of my Hancock line who came to Jamestown to establish a settlement and was killed by "savages" at Thorpe's House in Berkeley Hundred Plantation ...  He was a member of The Virginia Company of Londo...
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