52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Nearly Forgotten

52 Ancestors

I consider many of my maternal ancestors as nearly forgotten.  The fact of the matter is, we live in a patriarchal society.  That seems to infuriate some women.  Despite their best efforts, however, genealogy is still predominantly about researching our [insert surname] ancestors.  This means, we research the father’s of the father’s to track that … Continue reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Nearly Forgotten

Rosetta Johnson

Rosetta was my first brick wall.  We knew she was known by three surnames, Crum, Truman, and Rhoads.  But what was her maiden name?  My Uncle has two  Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) posters, one for George Crum and one for Daniel Rhoads.  Somehow he knew her connection to George Crum, but little else.  The answer … Continue reading Rosetta Johnson