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Lost In Sherrod Research
Haven't written a blog since August.  Unbelievable how fast time passes while life continues outside of this genealogy journey that I love so much.  Not to say I didn't fit a piece in here and there. Passion will always rule if you go with the flow. The She...
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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 28 Saunders/Sanders Part I
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 28 – Saunders Part I The 1850 Lawrence County, Alabama Slave Census, 8 th District enumerated by J. B. Speaks, Assistant Marshal recorded James E.
Saunders as owning forty-one slaves.   The
question challenge for my research journ...
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 28 – Saunders Part I The 1850 Lawrence County, Alabama Slave Census, 8th District enumerated by J. B. Speaks, Assistant Marshal recorded James E. Saunders as owning forty-one slaves.  The questio...
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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 27
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 27 – Henry Carroll/Cal Jr. Henry
Carroll was born on the 24 September 1894 in Town Creek, Alabama and appears to
be the seventh son of Henry Carroll/Cal and Celia Sherrod.   The date of birth changes depending on the
documents fou...
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 27 – Henry Carroll/Cal Jr. Henry Carroll was born on the 24 September 1894 in Town Creek, Alabama and appears to be the seventh son of Henry Carroll/Cal and Celia Sherrod.  The date of birth chan...
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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 25 - Hannah Woodard Rosser
52-Ancestors 52-Weeks Week 25 – Hannah Woodard Rosser This
morning while having coffee on my cousin’s front porch in Pennsylvania very
near where I was born, a sound was heard all around.   The sound took me back to the days when we
would hear the call of t...
52-Ancestors 52-Weeks Week 25 – Hannah Woodard Rosser This morning while having coffee on my cousin’s front porch in Pennsylvania very near where I was born, a sound was heard all around.  The sound took me back to the day...
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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 22 - Prince Albert Bailey
52 Ancestor 52 Weeks   Week 22 – Prince Albert Bailey Interesting
enough that I knew my second great grandfather’s name yet didn’t remember who
shared the information.   It was possibly
his grandson and my great uncle Ocie who called me once a year.   It wa...
52 Ancestor 52 Weeks  Week 22 – Prince Albert Bailey Interesting enough that I knew my second great grandfather’s name yet didn’t remember who shared the information.  It was possibly his grandson and my great uncle Ocie w...
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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 20 Julius Copeland
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 20 – Julius Copeland Julius Copeland was born
in Hanover, Virginia which is about five miles from Richmond in December 1844. Hanover’s
population was about 15,000 at the time of his birth.   Somehow Julius ended up in northwest Al...
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 20 – Julius Copeland Julius Copeland was born in Hanover, Virginia which is about five miles from Richmond in December 1844. Hanover’s population was about 15,000 at the time of his birth.  Someh...
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Excited to have a copy of Col. Benjamin Sherrod's will of 1846, Lawrence Co. Alabama.  He listed the name of many of his slaves.  My branch of Sherrod were own by him according to previous records and I've found several names that match.  
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My different Great Grandparents track back from Georgia, South Carolina and the majority of Alabama. Thank you Judi! What a journey this has been. 
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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 27 - Henry Carroll/Cal Jr.
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 27 – Henry Carroll/Cal Jr. Henry
Carroll was born on the 24 September 1894 in Town Creek, Alabama and appears to
be the seventh son of Henry Carroll/Cal and Celia Sherrod.   The date of birth changes depending on the
documents fou...
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 27 – Henry Carroll/Cal Jr. Henry Carroll was born on the 24 September 1894 in Town Creek, Alabama and appears to be the seventh son of Henry Carroll/Cal and Celia Sherrod.  The date of birth chan...
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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 26 - Wiley Woodard (1)
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 26 – Wiley Woodard (1) Wiley
Woodard (I) was born about 1784 in Brunswick County, Virginia.   He was a black man, perhaps a slave or born
as a free man of color.   The story of
finding him was amazing to me.   Back in
the day, the...
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 26 – Wiley Woodard (1) Wiley Woodard (I) was born about 1784 in Brunswick County, Virginia.  He was a black man, perhaps a slave or born as a free man of color.  The story of finding him was amaz...
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52 Ancestors - 52 Weeks - Missing Bailey
The last couple of weeks my blog has taken me to the Bailey Branch of the family.  We had Mary Bailey daughter of Prince Albert Bailey, son of Peter Bailey who was born about 1810 in South Carolina.  Peter was found based on death certificates of Prince and...
The last couple of weeks my blog has taken me to the Bailey Branch of the family.  We had Mary Bailey daughter of Prince Albert Bailey, son of Peter Bailey who was born about 1810 in South Carolina.  Peter was found based on ...
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52 Weeks 52 Ancestors Week 23– Peter Bailey
52
Weeks 52 Ancestors Week 23– Peter Bailey How
did I meet Peter Bailey and are the documents found really for my 3rd great
grandfather?   Last week I wrote about my
2 nd great grandfather, Prince Albert Bailey.   Prince fit the verbal history past down in ...
52 Weeks 52 Ancestors Week 23– Peter Bailey How did I meet Peter Bailey and are the documents found really for my 3rd great grandfather?  Last week I wrote about my 2nd great grandfather, Prince Albert Bailey.  Prince fit ...
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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 21 – Dallas Carroll
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 21 – Dallas Carroll “Common
lore in the Town Creek Alabama area is that there was a Cobb woman that loved
him so much and after she married another man, named her daughter, Dallas.” So
was Dallas, my 2 nd great Uncle a lover?   Hi...
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 21 – Dallas Carroll “Common lore in the Town Creek Alabama area is that there was a Cobb woman that loved him so much and after she married another man, named her daughter, Dallas.” So was Dalla...
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Living life and knowing the present is a gift!
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Family Historian is the title given to me by friends and family.  Genealogy research specifically on my family lines is my 25 year passion.
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Woodard Family Heritage is a booklet created and distributed to family members in 1990. It has paid off in many ways for every year another family member contacts me. This year created Bridging the Carroll/Cal Family.
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