Tag Archives: Ancestry

SENTIMENTAL SUNDAY: WHY I FOUND MY ANCESTORS A HOME(MY BLOG)

Since starting my Genealogy Journey in 2009 I have come a long way and one thing I know for sure is that there is no way to make true Connections without finding your Ancestors a home. I started out as a Client of Luckie Daniels back in 2009. One thing that she told me was that technology is changing and that there is more to Researching than Ancestry.com Then she said let me show you and she told me to Google […]

FELICIA R MATHIS: 2014 ANCESTORS SPRING CHALLENGE

To Find Where Ancestors Migrated From GA to LA…….. Challenge: To find where my Ancestors Ben Robertson/Robinson & Mandy Bryan(t) were born in GA. Ben was born abt 1844 and Mandy was born abt 1850 Others: Possible Slaveowners Surnames are Hodges and Bryan Years: 1840 to 1865 Tribe(s): Georgia & Louisiana/Bossier & Webster Parish Questions: Where was Ben and Mandy born in GA What is the connection between Ben & Mandy to the Hodges Was there a Bryan connection set […]

50 YEARS LATER & MOM FINALLY GOT TO MARCH!!

When the March happen 50 years ago my Mom was just 16 years old. From what she told me, she begged my Grandmother Odessa to take her, but her mom couldn’t afford it at the time. So when my Aunt Jackie(on the left-mom on the right) said that she was in town and had to work for the march, my jumped at the chance to go. Heck, this time she only lived like 30 minutes away from DC. Mom said […]

I’VE BEEN BITTEN BY THE GENEALOGY BUG, AGAIN!!

It has been a while since I have done any research or even thought about my Family History. Not because it wasn’t important to me, but Life just gets in the way sometime and our hobbies always end up taking a back seat. Now that the Ancestors are stirring again, there is no way for me to ignore them. My Nola line has always been the most funniest and sometime easiest line to Research considering that the family stayed in […]

SENTIMENTAL SUNDAY: ANOTHER STORY PROVEN TRUE!!

As a little girl growing up, I always heard my Mom say that she had a sister that died during Child Birth. Of course when I started my Research, a lot of the stories I heard growing up were and are still not proven. For sure now I am able to prove one. I was on Ancestry.com and noticed that my Grandmother had a leaf and her information was bumping up against the information that someone had in their tree(actually it […]

SURNAME SATURDAY: “AMOS”

I recently had the pleasure of communicating with an “Amos” descendant. Thats right a “New Cousin” Her Great Great Grandfather Daniel Amos was Father of my Great Grandfather James Manuel Amos. Let me share what I know about James: James Manuel Amos was born about 1870 in Minden, Louisiana. He had 4 children by my Great Grandmother Amanda Robertson from Cotton Valley, LA. Not sure if they were married or not, I have yet to find a Marriage Record.  There names were James, […]

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!

This is one of my favorite pictures of my MoM.

STILL WONDERING, WAS MY ANCESTOR A WITCH?

This is a repost from last year. I will continue to post every year until I have the answer to my question! I have been researching my ROBERTSON line for some time now, and when I read this story I thought “This could be one of my ancestors.” I found the story interesting and I hope you do too!! On October 1, 1871, Nancy ROBERTSON a freed slave, was found dead at her home in South Bossier Point. Mysteriously, the […]

SURNAMES

I have been Researching my Louisiana Line for over a year now and have never posted the Surnames and the information that I have about each one. So here goes: Robertson: Ben Robertson born in GA about 1844. Married Mandy Bryan(t) around 1865 and had 11 children: Charity?, Henry, Georgia, Jennie?, Minerva, Thomas, Cornelius, Emma, Mary, Babe, Amanda, Martha, and Annie(Charity and Jennie are not for sure known children of Ben and Mandy, but show up on the census in the […]

COULD EDMUND WILLIAM HODGES HAVE BEEN MY ANCESTORS SLAVEOWNER?

As everyone know I have been on the track of finding out who owned my ancestors Ben and Mandy ROBERTSON. I believe I have found him:  E W HODGES may have been the owner. E W HODGES was born abt 1809 in Randolf, GA Twiggs County and died around 1867 in Webster Parish, LA. According to slave schedule of 1850 and 1860 LA the HODGES dominated the area of Bossier Parish, LA as slave owners. In 1860 E W owned 4 male slaves […]

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