My 5x great-grandfather Moses Guest died 179 years ago today — on October 1, 1838 — at the age of 88. He was a veteran of the Cherokee-American wars and the American Revolution.
Moses was born January 3, 1750, in Prince William County (now Fauquier County), Virginia, the second son of William Guest and Susannah Cockney. His family moved to the Yadkin River region of Wilkes County, North Carolina, in his youth.
Continue reading 1 Oct 1838: Moses Guest, Revolutionary War Veteran, Dies in Franklin County, Georgia
On this day 129 years ago, my 2x great-grandmother, Harriett Johnston, died on her way to visit her son and parents in Winn Parish, Louisiana. She was 42 years old, and her husband William Silas Johnston buried her along the roadside near her parents’ land. Her burial is the first in what became County Line Cemetery near the community of Sikes.
Continue reading 31 Jan 1888: Harriett Johnston Dies on Visit to Parents, Son in Winn Parish, Louisiana
On this day — 155 years ago — my 3x great-grandfather, John Johnston, enlisted in the 24th Mississippi Infantry as a private in the Confederate army. He joined the Helen Johnstone Guards, later known as Company E, in Madison County, Mississippi.
Continue reading 15 Sep 1861: John Johnston Enlists in the 24th Mississippi Infantry
On September 5, 1826 — 190 years ago today — my 3x great-grandparents Elisha Thomas Horn and Marilda Richardson were married in Greene County, Alabama.
This entry in Greene County’s Marriage Book A records a marriage license issued on September 1, 1826, for the couple to wed. It was executed on September 5, by James C. Neill, justice of the peace. The couple obtained parental consent, as Marilda was underage, most likely 16 or 17 years old. Elisha was approximately 26 years old.
Continue reading 5 Sep 1826: Elisha Thomas Horn and Marilda Richardson Marry in Greene County, Alabama
Joshua Lawrence Horne (standing) with brother William Lemuel Horn (seated), circa 1902
My 2x great-grandfather Joshua Lawrence Horne was born on this day — 174 years ago — in Sumter County, Alabama near the community of Uniontown. He was the seventh of nine children born to Elisha Thomas Horn and Marilda Richardson.
Continue reading 20 Aug 1842: Joshua Lawrence Horne Born in Sumter County, Alabama