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Becky Hatchett
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Genetic Communities and My Origins
I haven't had anything new to report in a while. No breakthroughs, although I continue to get DNA matches to descendants of individuals that I suspect, but can't prove yet, were my ancestors. Maybe someday I will be able to report that I have proven my conn...

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Bazle Castle, Part 2: Indian Spy
On June 7 of 1832 Congress passed legislation to expand the eligibility of veterans for Revolutionary War pensions. Men who had served at least two years received full pay for life; if a veteran had served at least 6 months but less than two years, he was e...

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Bazle Castle, Part 1: Floyd County, Kentucky
I recently got a comment on the blog post I wrote about Jacob Castle, son of Jacob "the Longhunter." (See "DNA Circle: Jacob Castle.") The commenter was justifiably skeptical about the undocumented stories concerning the original Jacob. I could tell by look...

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Bazle Castle, Part 1: Floyd County, Kentucky
I recently got a comment on the blog post I wrote about Jacob Castle, son of Jacob "the Longhunter." (See "DNA Circle: Jacob Castle.") The commenter was justifiably skeptical about the undocumented stories concerning the original Jacob. I could tell by look...

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Ghosts of Christmas Past
One of my favorite things about Christmas is getting out the decorations and ornaments that I only see once a year. They bring back so many memories of Christmases past.  On my tree I have two special ornaments. One belonged to my mother, and the other migh...

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The News from Oklahoma
From the summer of 1907 until the beginning of her teaching career, my grandmother lived in a farm between Davenport and Chandler, Oklahoma. According to the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture , settlement in Davenport began in 1891 with the openi...

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Kith and Kin
When the Days and Castles first came to Oklahoma, they lived between Davenport and Chandler. I think it was in the early 1980's that we took my grandmother back there to visit one Sunday. We drove around roads that she remembered from 70 years before. We le...

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Castle Cousins
My grandmother, Fannie Castle, moved to Oklahoma in the summer of 1907. She was 10 years old. Much to the regret of my brother and me, she never got to return to Kentucky. Life moved on in Oklahoma, she met and married my grandfather, had twin boys, taught ...

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Linda and Becky's Excellent Adventure, Part 2: The Castles
We got up on Sunday morning with plans to find a popular breakfast buffet in Berea. It was not to be. My car wouldn't start. We called Triple A and waited about an hour for someone to come jump the car. He suggested we drive for a while to build up the batt...

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Linda and Becky's Excellent Adventure, Part 1: The Whitleys
I haven't written anything in a while, because I really haven't made new discoveries lately in any of my family lines. I continue to (haphazardly) search for clues to my Smith great-great-grandfather and my Roberts and Pharris ancestors in Jackson County, T...
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