FFF~Week #48

The beginning of my 3rd generation maternal ancestors!  Looks like this will carry over into 2016.  Once I get into the 4th generation people, I might combine husband and wife pairs if I haven’t been able to research them.

Ancestor: My maternal 3rd-great-grandfather (Aaron Ballard)

Facts: Please look here and here.

I’d like to share how grateful I am that Aaron Ballard and his wife Nancy Pearson decided to settle here in Henry County, Indiana.  It’s a lovely county, rich with history, and I feel a special connection with these folks I never had the chance to meet.  Maybe someday I will.

I’m also thankful that I have this space in which to record my thoughts and share neat things about my family.  I appreciate you all for taking the time to read my gibberish.

Happy Thanksgiving all.

FFF~Week #47

Ancestor: My paternal 3rd-great-grandmother (Elizabeth M. Ray)

Facts:

  1. Born 14 June 1843 in Jackson County, Tennessee.
  2. Daughter of Samuel H. Ray and Nancy C. McCaleb.
  3. Granddaughter of Joseph H. Ray, great-granddaughter of James Ray, and great-great-granddaughter of James Ray.
  4. Died 15 December 15 1883.
  5. Finding the Pendergrass/Ray history was a huge find for me! More research to be done!

Info found here.

FFF~Week #46

Ancestor: My paternal 3rd-great-grandfather (John T. Pendergrass)

Facts:

  1. Born 9 April 1833.
  2. Son of Jesse Pendergrass and Ann Witt.
  3. Was married first to Annie Donaldson.
  4. Married Elizabeth Ray around 1862 (birth of oldest child).
  5. Died 28 May 1921 in Putnam Co, Tennessee.

Found info here.

FFF~Week #43

Ancestor: My paternal 3rd-great-grandmother (Annie L. Gentry)

Facts:

  1. Born 18 June 1826 in Jackson County, Tennessee.
  2. Married Larkin F. Harris.
  3. Daughter of Robert Gentry and Nancy Harris (Nancy possibly a sister to Joseph Harris, Larkin’s father).
  4. Died 29 July 1908 in Putnam County, Tennessee.
  5. ??  Need to do more research!

Info found on FindAGrave.com Memorial #39955645.

FFF~Week #42

Ancestor: My paternal 3rd-great-grandfather (Larkin F. Harris)

Facts:

  1. Born 13 February 1824 in Tennessee.
  2. Son of Joseph Harris and Sarah Richardson.
  3. Married Annie L. Gentry around 1848 (birth of first child).
  4. Died 26 June 1913 in Putnam County, Tennessee.
  5. ?? Need to research more!