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

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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...
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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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Peter Mathews – Tavern Keeper
Peter Mathews played many roles in his lifetime!  Primarily he was a military man – beginning as quartermaster for a British company in Ireland, and advancing through several offices, to become a Captain of the King’s troops stationed in New York.  There is...
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The death of William Fletcher at Gloucester
Family history research on the “ordinary” people of 17th century England can prove challenging.  This blog posting is my effort to put flesh on the bones of William Fletcher of London.  I suspect, but have not been able to prove, that he is one of my great-...
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Peter Mathews – Searching for Ancestors
Peter Mathews’ ancestry remains a mystery for me!  I’ve had some success in piecing together the story of his lifetime, but, despite a hot pursuit, his parents and grandparents have remained out of sight.  Or, if they are in my research pages, I don’t recog...
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Finally – the Mathews Family!
After nearly eight months of hard work, I am finally ready to share my research on the Mathews family at my Markham of Chesterfield database website .   John Markham, my immigrant ancestor, married Catherine Mathews around the year 1740 in Orange county New...
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Brother Markham . . of mild and engaging disposition and much practical good sense.
The year 1854 saw the passage of the Kansas – Nebraska Act by the US Congress, and a vast swath of new land was open for settlement.  The Methodist Episcopal Church was immediately aware that the settlers in the new territory would be in need of the church....
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Linus, Linnaeus, Leneans – How do you spell that?
Linus van Pelt, Charles M Schulz’s Peanuts
comic series Captain N L Cooke was a child of Kentucky, born in 1816 to Norborne Berkeley Cooke and Judith Virginia Markham .  He likely began his days in the town of Versailles, but as a young boy, moved with his ...
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Home Sweet Home – A search for John Markham’s home on the Shampoke
I am pleased to have a copy of Benjamin Weisiger’s book “Old Manchester and Its Environs, 1769 – 1910”, written in 1993.  It contains a lovely collection of stories from the area around the old town of Manchester in Chesterfield county Virginia.  One of the...
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Pass the Cream Pott, Please!
John Markham’s family is sitting around their large walnut table , on the rush bottom chairs .  It’s 1757, a cool autumn afternoon in Chesterfield county Virginia.  On this day the table is set with the Delph plates .  The Delph teapot , sugar dish and “ cr...
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