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Laura Mattingly
I love movies, music and memories.
I love movies, music and memories.

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My DAR Line to Patriot Stephen Bliss
In 2015 I joined the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) by proving my paternal Grandpa's line of descent from the Revolutionary War Patriot Asa Corbin.  This past year, I sent in a "supplemental" application to prove the line of descent for my pater...

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The State of the Canton Cemetery 1868
Here's an interesting article I copied from the Canton (Illinois) Weekly register while looking for obituaries. I have a few ancestors who died in Fulton County, Illinois in the mid 1800's. I've never been able to find out exactly where they are buried. If ...

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Friday's Faces from the Past - Unidentified Couple #2
Wedding photographs of couples in my family tree are always treasured additions. T his couple is not in my family tree. They likely were from Hamilton, Clay, or York county in Nebraska and probably were friends of my family. The white material of her dress ...

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Catherine Elizabeth Mattingly 1907-1933
Lottie, Catherine & Ham Mattingly 110 years ago on June 21, 1907 William Alfred Bryant Mattingly and his wife Lottie of Marion County, Kentucky had a daughter they named Catherine Elizabeth. She was my husband's Aunt, but she died before he was born. She ha...

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Trying to Match Faces to Names
Along with the photo in my last post, there were five other Tintype photographs, also unidentified, among the possessions of Art & Sadie McGrath. Believing these people may be family, I've got some ideas on who they MIGHT be. I looked at the families of the...

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Not Susannah, But Maybe Ruth?
Possibly Ruth Smith-Simmons-Webb In the past I have written two posts about this photo and that my Grandma thought it was a picture of  her Great Grandmother  Susannah Case Lee. I have edited those posts -  Sarah Mariah Matilda Lee  and  A Little About Char...

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"Shot Through the Knee"
My Great Grandpa Arthur McGrath was involved in a little excitement in his younger days (he was almost 20 years old). This happened May 23rd, only three weeks before his mother passed away on June 14th in 1896.  Cozad Tribune, Friday, May 29, 1896, pg 1  On...

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Newspaper Clippings - Canton, Illinois, 1852
In my last post I mentioned that I searched the Canton (Illinois) Weekly Registers on microfilm and found nothing for my own research. I didn't have time to grab everything with genealogical reference, but I randomly saved a few mentions of deaths and/or ma...

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Newspaper Clippings - List of Letters
For anyone who may be interested, the Canton (Illinois) Weekly Register in the mid 1800’s was not a “newsy” newspaper as far as genealogy is concerned. There isn’t much social news. I did an inter-library loan from the Abraham Lincoln Library in Springfield...

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A Prequel: Henry & Mary Menke's Family
Mary, first wife of my Second Great Grandfather Henry Menke  (1832-1915), was born in Germany about 1835, and died at about 30 years old.  T hey lived in Scioto County, Ohio. Her last name is either Niemeyer or Neuhaus, I've seen it both ways and more. Had ...
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