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Pam Garrett
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My passion is Family History!
My passion is Family History!

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“Springfield don’t look like it did during the war” – A Hancock Family Letter
In 1912, Richard W Hancock, age sixty-four, wrote a letter to his son Ed who was living in Seiling Oklahoma.  The letter was postmarked 23 February 1912, Memphis Tennessee.  For family historian, the letter is of value because it lists the birthdates of the...
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Wisner Cemetery in Elmira New York
In the year 1877, the old Wisner Cemetery rested in the heart of Elmira New York, “deteriorated, and appearing as though it had no care for many years.”  The citizens of the town had determined that it was an eyesore, and were ready to repurpose the land fo...
Wisner Cemetery in Elmira New York
Wisner Cemetery in Elmira New York
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The Margaret Hancock Garrett Photo Collection
Back in the 1980’s my husband’s grandfather, Otis Sylvester Garrett, shared some photos with me that had belonged to his mother, Margaret Susan Hancock Garrett . The envelope contained about thirty-five photos of Margaret’s Hancock family members around Dek...
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The Hospitality of “Bathing” – The Fry Family, part 2
Charles William Fry (1842-1922) was one of seven sons of Philip Slaughter Fry and his wife Pamelia Anderson.  He grew up in Orange county Virginia, and at the age of seventeen or eighteen he set out to teach school in Chicot county Arkansas.  It is not cert...
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The Hospitality of “Bathing” – The Fry Family, part 1
In the early years of my family history searches it was mentioned that my greatgreat-grandfather’s brother, Charles William Fry , operated a bath house in Hot Springs Arkansas in the 1880’s and 90’s.  This seemed an intriguing story, and I thought I would p...
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They are off! - A Horseracing Family Tradition
In 1878, Little Joe Adams Jr wrote an article titled Early Racing in Orange County [NY], and it was published in Wallace's Monthly: An Illustrated Magazine Devoted to Domesticated Animal Nature (Volume 4).  Below I draw some extracts related to the Mathews,...
They are off! - A Horseracing Family Tradition
They are off! - A Horseracing Family Tradition
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Starting Again!
Much to my disappointment, my Markham of Chesterfield blog has stood idle for more than two years.  But, for me, that is how life “unfolds” at times.  Over the past few months I have returned to work on the Mathews branch of my family, and I am ready to pos...
Starting Again!
Starting Again!
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Garrettsburg Tennessee
Following is a brief account of the town of Garrettsburg Tennessee.  It is drawn primarily from the work of researchers who have told its story before.  It is re-presented here to accompany the bios and records of the Garrett family for whom it was named. A...
Garrettsburg Tennessee
Garrettsburg Tennessee
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The Turkey Herding Garretts
The search for family history can point us to interesting pastimes, practices, and occupations that our ancestors followed.  It caught my attention when my husband’s grandfather told me that his Garrett family used to herd turkeys in Tennessee. During the 1...
The Turkey Herding Garretts
The Turkey Herding Garretts
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Back to Blogging
Life Happens, . . . and sometimes it changes our direction.  Over the past year I have needed to focus more attention on my living family, and have mostly set aside my search for family in the past.  Now I have an opportunity to return to some work on my Fa...
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