Luxapallila Chapter DAR

Revolutionary Ancestors

Couple Dancing

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OUR PATRIOT ANCESTORS:

William Armistead and Rebecca Kimbell

John Baird, Sr. and Martha White

Jesse Barnard and Wife Unknown

William Sumner Battle and Sarah Whitehead

Absolom Bobo and Amy Sims

David Burleson and Ursula Weatherford

Thomas Byrd and Judith May

Daniel Chapman and Lucretia Finch

John Cleveland and Mary "Mollie" McCann

Francis Coleman and Margaret Coleman

Peter Crawford and Rachael Hannah Christy

William Cunningham and Elizabeth Watkins

George Darden, Sr. and Martha Burch

Matthew Davis and Elizabeth Madrey

George Dent, Jr. and Alice Magruder

Lodowick Adams Dobbs and Sarah Adams

James Dorough and Jane Brown

Edmund Drake and Mary Mann

Rosanna Waters and John Farrow

John Foster and Elizabeth Savidge

William Foster and Mrs. Mary Ann Jones James

Geofrey Fowler and Rehab Cooper

Thomas Gaines and Susan Dabney Strother

Joel Gibson and Eleanor Davis

William Hall and Ann Torbert

Daniel Holladay and Patsey Knighten

Jacob Hollingsworth and Mary Brooks

Ralph Humphreys and Agnes Wilson

Devereux Jarrett and Elizabeth Williamson

John Jennings and Temperance Thompson

Francis Johnson and Margaret Seawright

Edward Lacey and Wife Unknown

Jacob Lollar and Elizabeth Gant

Thomas Mann and Elizabeth Mann

Richard Massey and Wife Unknown

Charles Martin and Patsy Moon

Isaac Mathews and Anne Calhoun

Jeremiah Matthews and Sarah Johnson

James McCleskey and Isabella Rhea

Thomas McCrary and Letty Brandon

Jacob Mercer and Jalie Greene

Bartless Milam and Elizabeth Guinn

Jacob Moon and Mildred Cobb

Edward Moore and Elizabeth Moore

Gideon Morgan, II and Patience Cogswell

Blackmon Moseley and Elizabeth Archer

Andrew Nelson and Wife Unknown

James Olive and Elizabeth Olive

Jesse Olive and Monicah Massey

Robert Ord and Ann Leith

John Owens and Amelia Grant

Josiah Phillips and Wife Unknown

Jesse Pipkin and Fereba Charlotte Pipkin

James Powell and Frances Powell

Moses Powell and Mary Williams

Reuben Pyles and Mary Esther Rochester

William Richards and Wife Unknown

John Rodgers and Mary Grant

William Shute and Hope Moore

George Storey and Nancy Canter

Johnson Strong and Mary Ann Strong

William Stubbs and Elizabeth Hubbard

Thomas Taylor and Ann Wyche

John Templeton and Nancy Hawkins

John Williford and Wife Unknown

William Woods and Susannah Wallace


The Elusive Ancestor

by Merrell Kenworthy

I went searching for an ancestor. I cannot find him still.
He moved around from place to place and did not live a will.
He married where a courthouse burned. He mended all his fences.
He avoided any man who came to take the U.S. Census.


He always kept his luggage packed, this man who had no fame.
And every 20 years or so, this rascal changed his name.
His parents came from Europe and should be upon some list
of passengers to the U.S.A., but somehow they got missed.


And no one else in this world is searching for this man.
So, I play genea-solitaire to find him if I can.
I'm told he's buried in a plot, with tombstone he was blessed;
but the weather took the engraving, and some vandals took the rest.


He died before the county clerks decided to keep records.
No Family Bible has emerged, in spite of all my efforts.
To top it off this ancestor, who caused me many groans,
Just to give me one more pain, betrothed a girl named JONES!