Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

The Columbarian Wall in the Prescott National Cemetery where my father, Rex Hoover, Sr., is interred. He was in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the ship the U.S.S. Helena - in 7 major sea battles in the Pacific arena.

My father was also at Pearl Harbor, on the Helena, on December 7, 1941.

Thought I would post this on such an historic day (the inauguration of Barack Obama) as my father was one of "The Greatest Generations" and I have hope that his great-grandchildren will take up the torch and become another "Great Generation".

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Nancy Caroline Neal
daughter of Z Thomas Neal and Mary Polly Smith
wife of Anderson Martin (my second great-granduncle)
Nancy was born 29 Oct 1845 in Albany, Clinton, KY and died 11 Sep 1925 in Runnells, Polk, Iowa.
She was Cherokee, from the Old Settlers who left the Carolinas before the Trail of Tears.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #1

A series of blogging prompts, one a week. There will be a new prompt each Sunday.

Week #1: Upload your favorite picture and talk about it on your blog. Answer the who/what/when/where/why of the subject matter and explain why it is your favorite.

John Robert McDuffie, Jr., my 4th great-grandfather. John was born 25 Nov 1785 in Pennsylvania.

His father and mother, John, Sr. and Rachel Murlie, and their family, moved from Harrison County KY to Rush County Indiana in 1826.

John, Jr. married Sally S. Taylor in Kentucky. They both died in Rush County, Indiana.

Their son, John Bonaparte McDuffey and his wife, Nancy Ann Selby (aka Shelby) migrated to Runnells, Polk County, Iowa, through Christian County, Illinois.

The name McDuffey many times is spelled McDuffy or McDuffie depending on the various families. Since family members spelled the name differently the correct spelling from all of John Bonaparte's descendants is McDuffey.

The name is Irish and the ancestry is supposed to be traceable to Ireland.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009