Saturday, September 19, 2009
My best find so far, is B. H. Shamblin. He is my husband's great-grandfather's brother. With the date of death and cemetery info, I was able to order the death certificate from the state of Tennessee. Hoping for info on B.H.'s parents.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Hardy was born in Arkansas in 1860. He married Nancy Bowser in 1883. I believe they had 7 kids, all born in Texas: Olive, Millford, Lillie, Isaac Hardy, Rosa, Charlie and Minnie Ruth.
Hardy died in 1904. He is buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Dallas County.
On the 1910 Census, Nancy and her kids are living next to Isaac, Sabrina and their family. However, the head of household is listed as Nancy's son, Millford. By the 1920 Census, they seem to have a whole Benson compound and are living on "Benson Tap Road."
Nancy died in 1929. However, she is not buried with Hardy. I found her death certificate but I still haven't found where she was buried.
Here are a few pictures of some of their kids. One is a snapshot, the rest almost look like engagement photos.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
In 1954, November 11 became the day to honor all veterans. Here are my veterans:
Vietnam my cousin
Korea my Dad
World War II my Dad and Uncle, my Father-in-law and his brother. A cousin who was taken prisoner and received Combat Infantry Badge
World War I my grandfather, and my grandmother's brother (who possibly served his tour in Africa)
Benjamin Griffith 140 Reg’t Indiana Infantry enlisted September 15, 1864
John Leachman 54th Kentucky
Charles Brooks 155 Illinois Infantry enlisted February 15, 1865
John H. Cate 3rd Tennessee Infantry enlisted February 1862, captured London, Kentucky August 1862
Elijah Cate (John’s son) 3rd Tennessee Infantry enlisted January 1863 died May 1863
Andrew DeShields 2 Reg’t Missouri Infantry enlisted August 7, 1862
Seems like William Rodman Benson and Henry Arney should have served in the Civil War based on their ages and locations. They were both in Arkansas, although Henry went to Illinois and then came back after the war. There are also lots of Shamblin from Tennesse that served in the Civil War so probably some of those are related somehow.