Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sibling Saturday

Children of John Thomas Ward and Sarah Ann Elizabeth Scarborough. My 3rd great grandparents.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wordless Wednesday

 My dad's Uncle Zach is the young man behind the counter, He owned his own meat market in Erick, Oklahoma.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Amanuensis Monday

The Will of Sarah (McCarty) Funderburgh where she made her mark in 1837. Sarah died Sept 23, 1839in  Autauga, Alabama at the age of 76.  She was my 4th great grandmother on my dad's side.

In the State of Alabama, Autagua County:

Sarah Funderburgh's Last Will and Testament
State of Alabama
Autauga County
In the name of god I do give grant or bargain unto my Son W.B.(Walter) Funderburgh my Negro Boy Ambrus (could be Andrew). I do also give grant or bequeath my Negro girl Dafney unto Martha Celona Funderburgh Daughter of my Son W.B. Funderburgh her said Dafney and her increase unto my above wrote Grand Child Martha to her and her heirs of her body for ever. I also give grant or bequeath one feather bed and furniture unto each of my daughters Lucinda Foreman and Charlotte Oden. I do also give grant or bequeath my Stock of Cattle unto my Son W.B. Funderburgh and the more better to secure the title of my Negro Girl Emily which I have given unto my Daughter Elizabeth McCarty. I do give grant or bequeath the said girl Emily and her increase unto the Said Elizabeth and the heirs of her body for ever in witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal this August 29 day 1837. Nevertheless I will that I retain the use and command of the above Described property during my natural life time.
Attest her
Linus Northrup Sarah x Funderburgh
E.M. Williams         mark
Wm. Norris

The State of Alabama } Before me H_____ Brown Judge of the County Court of
Autauga County } Autauga County personally appeared Linus Northrup who being duly sworn saith that he saw Sarah Funderburgh execute the foregoing instrument as her last will and Testament and that this affiant and E.M. Williams and William Norris the other two subscribing witnesses subscribed then named as witnesses thereto in the presence presence of each other and in the presence the testator and that the said Sarah Funderburgh was at the time of sound mind and memory.
Linus Northrup
Sworn to before me }
this 27th January 1840 }
H_____ Brown JCC }


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday's Child

Sacred to the memory of Oregon Cologne Funderburgh who was born May 24th, 1845 and departed this life in a few days. "Mother and I lie close by".


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday

Zack Funderburg, my dad's uncle who owned the "City Market" in Erick, Oklahoma.


Tuesday's Tip

South Carolina Archives & History - Database...

This is the best South Carolina resource I have found while researching my South Carolina ancestors. I have found Wills, Plat Maps and other sources from this. I highly recommend this if you had family in South Carolina.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Mappy Monday

This is a map showing a plat for 100 acres for a plantation  that was laid out for Anthony Funderburg, my 5th great grandfather, dated the 14th of Dec, 1764 in Berkley County South Carolina. along the Broad River.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday's Obituary

Thomas Oliver Funderburg. My dad's uncle Tom who lived in Amarillo, Texas. He was very prominent in the cattle business.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Surname Saturday

Hector Buchan 1799 North Carolina. My ggg grandfather.
Hector is said to have fought in the war of 1812 as Hector Buchanan, a Private under Captain Lewis' company with the Mississippi Volunteers. I have not located any record for this.

   In 1840 he is living in Washington Parish, Louisiana with a family consisting of one male under 5, one male 5 thru 9, one male 40 thru 49. One female under 5, one female 5 thru 9 and one female 40 thru 49 . 3 slaves,  a male and female both under 10 and a female 10 thru 23. Hector's wife was Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) and no record of a marriage for them. This census would mean that he had a daughter and a son born around 1830 ad 1835. So a marriage would have occurred about 1825 to 1830. Daughter Elizabeth, my gg grandmother,  was born Oct 1841 in Washington Parish, Louisiana. So Hector & Elizabeth would have had 4 children between 0 and 10 yeas old, two sons, two daughters.

   I am not sure where this family is in 1850, I have not been able to locate them.
   In 1860 Hector and his wife Elizabeth are living in Winn Parish, Post Office at Goodwater. Listed are Hector age 61, Elizabeth age 56, daughter Elizabeth age 19 and son James A age 14.

   I am not sure where this family is in 1850, I have not been able to locate them.
   In 1860 Hector and his wife Elizabeth are living in Winn Parish, Post Office at Goodwater. Listed are Hector age 61, Elizabeth age 56, daughter Elizabeth age 19 and son James A age 14.
David born 1831/1832 in Washington Parish appears to be the son of Hector. He married Nancy C (maiden Name unknown at this time). Record found on Fold3: He served in the Civil War as a Pvt. Co. C. 12th La. Infty. En. Aug. 18th, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present to Oct., 1861. Fold3 gives this record. 17 pages.....He enlisted at Monroe Feb 27, 1862 for 12 months. Shows he was absent July & Aug 1863. Remarks say he was captured at Baker's Creek, Vicksburg May 16, 1863 and was in a "Yanky Federal Prison". Another page says he was captured at Champion Hill May 17, 1863 by the Army of Tennessee and sent to Memphis May 25th. In July, 1863, he was sent from Ft Delaware, Del. to City Pt, . Va for exchange. He appears on a Prisoner of War list at Point Lookout, Md., date of arrival from Ft Delaware Sept. 22, 1863. Remarks; Transferred to Hammond Hospital Oct '63 where he was admitted on the 22nd at Point Lookout, Md. for "debilitas" ( weakness or feebleness). He died Dec 11, 1863.

Record found on Fold3: John also joined Company C of the Louisiana Infantry as a Pvt. He appears on a list of men belonging to Allen's Brigade. He joned at Camp Moore , La  Aug 18, 1861 and is on the company muster roll  for a period of 12 months. (This means he joined before his brother David.) He was present Aug 18 thru Oct 31, 1861, May & June 1862. Remarks say he was sick in his quarters May & June.  He was present Nov & Dec 1862. Present again for Mar & Apr 1863 and again in May & June 1863 and remarks here say he was absent in Vicksburg since May 1863. July & Aug remarks say he was absent and was captured and paroled at Vicksburg July 4, 1863. Same for Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec 1863. In May & June 1864 the remarks say he is "now in Parole Camp, La" and the same for July & Aug 1864. Note: this is 3 years after he joined. Next page, not dated, says  he apperas in a Roll of Prisoners paroled at Vicksburg, Mississippi. On Juyl 6, 1864, John Buchan signed his C.S.A. parole paper.


Elizabeth OCT 1841 • Washington Parish, Louisiana married Green B White born ABT 1826 • Alabama. They had Drew Hector born JULY 1863 • Winn Parish, Louisiana, Susan E. born DEC 1870 • Winn Parish, Louisiana, Mary born 1873-74 • Winn Parish, Louisiana, *Sarah Jane born 28 AUG 1875 • Winfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana, John E. born 1879 • Louisiana, David born AUG 1879 • Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana and Margaret E. born  SEPT 1883 • Natchitoches, Louisiana.

James A. born about 1845 in Louisiana. Only found in 1860 and I have not been able to find anything more.

I am still working on other children for Hector and his wife.



Friday, July 8, 2016

Funeral Card Friday

Aunt Ruby. Born Ruby Mae Hudson, oldest daughter of John Robert Hudson and Annie Lois Willis. My mom's sister.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Those Places Thursday

This was a family picnic at a swimming hole probably taken at a place where my dad and mom's families worked. A place only known to me as the Garrett Ranch. I remember it only vaguely as a small child. It was a working ranch and not sure who the owners were or why my parents and other aunt's & uncle's worked there. I was not even born when this was taken apparently. I am not positive that this is where this photo was taken.


Wordless Wednesday

Since I missed this yesterday I am posting a photo of my parents headstone.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday

This is Robert Armstrong McGough born 1 MAY 1854 Union Parish Louisiana and died 3 OCT 1908 Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana. My GG Grandfather. Son of Joseph McGough and Mary Ann Taylor. The McGough's are from County Down, Ireland as are the Carson's who married into the McGough family,


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sentimental Sunday

Katie Irene Willis and Samuel Willis. Two young children born to George W and Sarah Jane (White) Willis. Katie was born   NOV 1896 Louisiana  about died about 1901 Dallas County, Texas. She and Samuel are both listed in 1900 living in Police Jury Ward 5, Ouachita, Louisiana but both have disappeared by 1910. Samuel was born FEB 1899 Louisiana 
If Katie died in Texas, George and Sarah  must have been visiting someone. I have not found a birth or death record for either one. Sarah lost 3 children who died young.  

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Sibling Saturday:

My mother's family. Annie(her mother), Rob (her father), Jay(the oldest), Bud( 2nd), Ruby(3rd), Mary(4th), Betty(5th and my mother), Thelma(6th).


Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday's Faces From the Past

Joseph "Joe Daniel" Hudson (my great grandfather, mom's dad's father)  born 9 NOV 1877 Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana and died 3 MAR 1916 Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana. He was the son of John Thomas Hudson and Susannah Jane Goyne. He was born in eastern Union Parish near Farmerville. On 12 March 1902, Joe Hudson married Mary Elizabeth McGough (Aug 1885 – after 1930), the daughter of Robert Armstrong McGough and Sarah Ann Elizabeth Ward. Joe and Lizzie farmed near Farmerville in 1910. He died in 1916 during a typhoid fever epidemic, along with his younger sister and brother. He and Lizzie had two children, John Robert Hudson (mom's dad) and Thelma Hudson. He was a very good looking young man.  My profile picture is his mother who was also very adorable.