Category Archives: WILLIAMS ~ FRARY ~ WURTZ

Jacob WILLIAMS ~ Census Sunday

My third great-grandfather on my mom’s father’s side, Jacob WILLIAMS, was born in about 1830 in Kentucky. He died sometime between 1895 and 1910. I have found census records for him and his family from the 1850 Federal Census through … Continue reading

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Remembering Darci ~ My Aunt and Victim of The Prospect Killer

Darci Irene Williams June 4, 1979 ~ September 4, 2004 Darci was adopted by my grandpa and grandma when she was just a baby. She was well loved by us all. I remember babysitting my Aunt Darci A LOT during … Continue reading

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Frugally Chipping Away at this Brick Wall

No matter what I do, it seems that I cannot get beyond the brick wall that is placed just beyond the father and son pair both named Sherman FRARY found in my maternal grandfather’s ancestry.  I am not sure if … Continue reading

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Amelia “Anna” HIGHTOWER SCOGGINS ~ Tombstone Tuesday

My fifth great-grandmother, Amelia “Anna” HIGHTOWER, was born June 10, 1765 in Orange County, North Carolina to Austin HIGHTOWER (1698-1784) and Martha CLACK (1744-1793).  Martha was Austin’s third wife and much younger than him. “Anna” married Jonah SCOGGINS (1763-1845) on … Continue reading

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Sherman and Alice FRARY 1900 ~ Census Sunday

My second great-grandfather, Sherman FRARY, was born August 29, 1852 in Illinois to Sherman FRARY (1824-1867) and Charlotte Marinda SCOGGINS (b. 1826).  He died February 21, 1915 in Fort Scott, Kansas. My second great-grandmother, Alice Evelyn McMillan, was born in … Continue reading

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March 24th ~ On This Day in Our Family History…

Ruby Irene PORTER {24 Mar 1928 – 13 May 2010}     ~     My maternal Grandma, whom I miss DEARLY, was born on this day in the year of 1928. Carol Elizabeth WILLIAMS LAKEY {4 Mar 1947 – 20 Mar 1987}     ~     … Continue reading

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She Is Gone

Today is the 26th anniversary of my mom’s death and the day before the 1 year anniversary of my mom-in-love’s death.  I dedicated a post last year featuring the poem “She Is Gone” by David Harkins on my other blog … Continue reading

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I always loved listening to family stories my Grandma, Grandpa, and many others enthusiastically shared with me ever since I can remember.  It often seems like I surely had met them all personally and lived their experiences alongside them. I  … Continue reading

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