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February 18, 2019
52 Ancestors Challenge...Week 8...Three Generations of Family Photos from CollectInTexas Gal

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Week 8  ~ prompt ~ Family Photo
    
My 3x great grandfather J.M. Leatherwood.  Pictured here with six of his seven adult children. 
     The seventh not pictured was my 2x great grandmother M.J. Leatherwood Marley (family photo below)
     J.M. Leatherwood was a veteran of the Civil War attached to CSA Elmore's 20th Regiment, Texas Infantry.
      He was born in 1833 in Spartanburg, South Carolina and died at age 80 in  Jack County, Texas.
     Known as one of the early Pioneers in that County, his descendants continue to ...

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February 11, 2019
52 Ancestors Challenge...Week 7...Love At First Sight from CollectInTexas Gal

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Week 7 ~ prompt ~ Love
     The Club Cafe's booths were finally empty. The customers were all back on the bus and on their way to the next bus stop in El Paso, Texas. The travelers left the Club Cafe in Fort Stockton tables full of burger baskets and coke glasses. Every salt, pepper and sugar shaker was empty, and the silver napkin holders needed refilling.
     Two waitress' stood with hands on hips, wishing they could take a break before the next bus pulled in and unloaded it's ...

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February 4, 2019
52 Ancestors Challenge...Week 6...Heart~Breaking Down Brick Walls from CollectInTexas Gal

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Week 6 ~ prompt ~ Surprise


 When one is raised knowing  aunts, uncles, cousins and in my case one grandparent, the sudden influx of a family history can not only be a surprise, but also shocking and heartbreaking.   That is how it was with my Great Grandmother Martha Jane.
     In 52 Ancestors Week 4 she was the person 'I'd Like To Meet'.  After inheriting her 1890's Photo Album and discovering my Dad's maternal family history, there were so many surprises I could...and have...written scores of ...

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January 28, 2019
52 Ancestors Challenge...Week 5...Microfiching At The Library from CollectInTexas Gal

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Week 5 ~ prompt ~ At The Library

     Many hours were spent 'At The Library' researching our Family Tree.  Notes were written on backs of junk mail, notebook paper, envelopes and slips of paper.  Letters were written revealing bits and pieces of information found 'At The Library'. 
     All by my Aunt Irene.  
     Her hours of note taking in libraries and the inquiries from Genealogical Societies from Georgia to Texas have given me an abundance of information on which to build our Family Tree in the Technologically Advanced Genealogy Community of ...

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January 22, 2019
52 Ancestors Challenge...Week 4...All Children Brown Eyed from CollectInTexas Gal

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Week 3 ~ prompt ~ I'd Like To Meet

I'd Like To Meet my Great Grandmother Martha Jane Marley Carroll....Again!
     We met for the first and last time when I was 10 years old.  At that time I barely knew who I was, much less who she was or who her daughter was.  The only three people I knew for sure were my Dad and two sisters.
     Here we posed for a '4 Generations' family photo of my Dad's maternal side of the family.  And, like ...

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January 8, 2019
52 Ancestors Challenge...Week 2...Challenged Grandfather from CollectInTexas Gal

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Week 2 prompt ~ Challenge

C.C. Pittman in 1944 at age 68
      Born in 1875, the third child of a father who returned home to Georgia at the end of the Civil War in 1865. The word 'Challenge' should have been one of the 'C's' in his name.  Had it been, it would have been a foresight to the challenges he would face in his future.
      Given names in that era were most often passed down from a parent, a family member or in grandfather's ...

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January 3, 2019
52 Ancestors Challenge...Week 1...I Was FIRST from CollectInTexas Gal

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Week 1 Prompt ~ FIRST

Although this Challenge is titled Ancestors, it is suggested that I too will someday be an ancestor.  With that in mind, I will add myself to Tracks of My Texas Ancestors, and when the 'Prompt' fits...as does this weeks FIRST...I will write about myself.  Who knows, maybe someday a descendant or descendant relative will 'Google' me.

There are advantages to being First Born. 
First and foremost...You are Forever your Siblings Boss. 

It is written...somewhere...that as the First Born ...

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