Mary Bohannon Errata

Today, I noticed that I made an error in the article on Mary Francis Bohannon's death certificate. In the paragraph debating the accuracy of her birth date, I cited the 1900 census as evidence, but I cited the wrong one. The census I cited actually referred to Patrick Bohannon's second wife Mary Wilbanks. I have…

Tidying Up

Thanks to a brief e-mail conversation with Larry Watts, I was able to find Eliza Ann Graham in the 1940 census, which led me to do a major overhaul of my 2010 article about her. The following changes were published today: Eliza Ann Graham Added section headers by decade Added county clerk’s name to marriage…

Tidying Up

Today I published an update to my 2010 article on John Henry Graham and Mary Matilda Bohannon. Updated the link to the National Archives regarding the 1890 census. Added images from the 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 census. Added in the name of the day for all known dates. Added relationship between Mary Matilda Bohannon…

Pink Coffin

I was re-reading my previous article on Jesse Graham & Sarah Scott when I had the following conversation with my daughter. “What’s that?” she asked, looking at a photograph of a grave marker. “That’s the grave of my great great grandmother, and your great great great grandmother,” I said. “What’s the coffin look like?” “I…

When Looking Back, Don’t Forget To Back Up

For some time I’ve been using a web site called BackupMyTree to, well, back-up my tree. If you ever read the first message on this journal, you’ll remember that I created Graham Ancestry after I’d lost all my previous research in a hard drive failure. That will never happen to me again, because BackupMyTree now…

DNA Doings

In September, FamilyTreeDNA was having a sale on their DNA testing kits, so I went ahead and ordered the Family Finder test. I’d been thinking about submitting a DNA test for a while, I just hadn’t gotten around to it. I’m now waiting on the results, which are expected by 9 January 2013. There are…