The branches on my "tree" grow larger and larger as I attempt to cultivate the ground around it ... (diggin' for those roots).
No famous heros or political leaders have been discovered amongst my branches, but the lives I have uncovered all have their story to tell. I have discovered a couple of horsethieves and a few bootleggers, which tends to add spice to those stories. Many of my ancestors were poor, hard working farmers, although, there were a few that were wealthy land owners in the South before the Civil War.
No matter their status, I have found it very statisfying tracking them down and "listening" as the wind rustles the leaves to help reveal my past.
Elijah CATLEDGE - born 1787 in South Carolina
Thomas COMBS - born 1776
Allen COTTON - born 1779
Angus CURRIE - born 1770 in Colonsay, Argyleshire, Scotland
John FAIRLY - born 1717 in Argylshire, Scotland
Jonathan HUNT - born abt. 1760 in Rowan County, North Carolina
Jabez JONES - born abt. 1763
James Jefferson LEWIS - born abt. 1824 in Tennessee
"Piper" Hugh McLAURIN - born 1760 in Islay, Argylshire, Scotland
Sterling PRICE - born 1769 in Virginia
Arnold PUGH - born bef. 1680
Neill RAY - born 1770 in Scotland
William WEAVER - born 1791 in North Carolina
Daniel D. ALEXANDER - born 1760 in Virginia
John S. DABNEY - born in 1774 in South Carolina
James H. HOLDEN - born 1800 in Pickens County, South Carolina
David LEWIS - born 1746/47
Anderson PANNELL - born 1768 in Old Camden District, Fairfield County, South Carolina
John James SIMMONS - born 1778 in South Carolina
Kindred STRICKLAND - born 1788 in North Carolina
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