If you missed the latest issue of Going In-Depth, you can catch it here: http://issuu.com/indepthgen/docs/2013-07-15-idg_goingindepth/1?e=6765931%2F4039196 My article begins on p. 47.
My latest blog article appeared on The In-Depth Genealogist blog the other day. I've been so busy this month, I haven't had time to share it with you or write on my blog, as you've probably noticed. Hope you enjoy it. I've got a couple of August 1st deadlines to meet. I'll be back on here soon.
Today is the birthday of the United States of America. I had 3 6th great grandfathers, 6 5th great grandfathers, and 4 4th great grandfathers fight for our independence in the Revolutionary War. These are just the ones I've been able to trace. There could have been more. Now, add their sons, sons-in-law, brothers, and brothers-in-law, uncles, and cousins, and who knows how many of my earlier family members took up arms to defend this great land. Of these, my 5th great grandfather, William Cheney was killed at Bunker Hill, while fighting along side of his sons, including my 4th great grandfather, Thomas Cheney. William was 58 years old when he gave his life that we may be free.
Today, I want to honor my Revolutionary War ancestors and those of every American whose forefathers fought for our country.
William Cheney, 1717-1775
Thomas Cheney, 1742-1811 or 1828
James Morris, 1763-1844
James/Nathaniel Neely, dates unknown
Elisha Mason, 1756-1827
Joshua Hall, 1703-1789
William Hall, 1741-1824
Enoch Hall, 1764-1847
James Raymond, 1729-1798
Moses St. John, 1705-1785
Henry Safley, 1759-1838
Sebastian Mershimer, 1755-1845
Noah Bowser, 1748-1831
Today, let us all honor our ancestors who fought to let freedom ring. Happy Birthday, U. S. A.!
Rambling Along the Ancestral Trail
Deborah A. Carder Mayes is a genealogist and speaker in Northwestern and West Central Ohio. She has been researching her family history and actively involved in the genealogy community since 1998.
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