Thinking about all the women who came before us on international women's day.
I've just added the wills of my 5th great-grandparents, William W. Walker (abt. 1780-abt. 1840) and his wife Nancy Townsend Walker (1785-abt. 1850) to my tree. William and Nancy were both born in Virginia, probably in or near Frederick county. This is at the northern tip of the state around Winchester, right on the Great … Continue reading Two New Walker Wills
For Valentine's Day, four photos of couples from my family tree.
William Hobbs was my 5th great grandfather on the Cole side. The John Cole mentioned in this will is another 5th great grandfather: his son Loyd married Hobb's daughter, Betsy, and moved to Benton County, Tennessee to found an enormous clan of Coles. I've left the original spelling in this will because it shows how … Continue reading Will of William Hobbs 1788
State of North Carolina, Wake County, August 6, 1803 In the name of God Amen, I John Cole Sen. Of Wake County and State of North Carolina being in sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do this sixth day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and three. Make and publish … Continue reading Will of John Cole, 1803
Unknown newspaper (probably Carroll County Democrat), April 1944. Mrs Jeannettie B. Cole Again the Angel of Death has visited a home and taken one who we all loved. Jeannettie Butler Cole, daughter of William and Jane Butler, was born December 10, 1872–died April 14, 1944, age 71 years, four months, four days. She was married … Continue reading Arena Jeannette Butler Cole’s Obituary