Tag Archives: Louisiana

FINALLY FRIDAY: COULD OUR ANCESTORS SAY THAT?

In modern time for Friday we say “TGIF”, but did our ancestors say that? I think not! Even after freedom. My great great grandfather Ben Robertson owned his own land and farmed on that land. From census record in 1880, all children over 10 worked that farm, so that meant his eldest Henry and Georgia had to work. Minvera and Thomas was able to get some education but you can believe as soon as they were old enough they worked […]

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: MY FAMILY

My Wordless Wednesday is about these three people! First you have my mom: Beverly Esther Smith Mathis born abt 1947, She is my rock! My best friend and someone I can talk to about almost anything(you noticed I said almost). Then you have my first born Jayson Jacques Mathis born abt 1984. Jayson is so independent that sometime I have to step back and say “You taught him to be that way. Then you have Demoyne Lenard Brown my baby, […]

THOUGHTFUL TUESDAY: WHOS SPELLING NAMES ON CENSUS?

In my research for my Louisiana line I realized that there were three boys in the family: Henry Robertson born abt 1868, Cane Robertson born 1874, and Thos Robertson born abt 1872. Now I had to really figure out what those two brothers names stood for. We all had nicknames as children. In my research I would always come up against this names Corneilus Robertson in Webster Parish Jury Ward 2. I decided to save the record to my shoebox, […]

MADNESS MONDAY: SEARCHING FOR ANCESTORS

Madness Mondays are about those ancestors that are a mystery or you just can not find!! I have been searching for Amanda Robertson in 1900 for the longest. Could she have been in the household with Ben and Mandy and just not have been counted? Or was she outside of the house living with another relative and not have been counted? I have searched that whole 1900 census record for Policy Jury Ward 2 Webster Parish to no avail. She […]

My First Post

Hello, As I sit here today in 2009, I have always been fixated on the past. Reading, Movies, etc. Whatever contained the past (anything before 1960). That’s why I decided to trace my family and do a family tree. As I began I found out that my mom did not have a whole lot of information on both sides of her line. So my journey began. I started with the information that was given to me by my mom, by […]

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