Have you had any experience with genealogy? My husband signed us up for a free two week trial on ancestry.com, and I can’t seem to get enough. It’s like a puzzle that can’t be solved! I’ve been able to trace a couple of my lines back to England in the 1600’s – arriving on US shores in South Carolina. My great-great-great grandfather fought in three wars including the Civil War, in which he was a Captain; had two wives (at different times) and six kids; owned and farmed many acres of land and lived to 91 years of age at a time when people were dying much younger. Here’s a picture:
He’s the one on the front row on the far right. The problem I’ve run into is that I have no idea who his parents are. I’ve hit a brick wall, and that’s what is driving me crazy. Such an interesting man…and I can’t learn any more about him! Well, I do know one interesting fact. His first wife was related to Jack Daniel – yes, THAT Jack Daniel. You think I’m entitled to a little whiskey to drown my ancestry sorrows?