Category Archives: Genealogy

My South African Cousins

I have Miller cousins in South Africa, the descendants of my grandmother’s brother, Edward Howard Miller. Two or three years ago I received an email from his great grandson, Martin Kotze. He had found a photograph of Edward, whom he … Continue reading

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The Mare Family of England and Missouri

John Buckingham Mare is not one of my ancestors. He was Uncle Jack to me and my family. He stands out in my memories because he and his wife, Mollie Brent Mare, my grandmother’s sister, were like another set of … Continue reading

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Finding Elewisa

Elewisa has long been one of my elusive forebears. She was born Elewisa Hubbard. When she married William Jefferson Gatewood in 1828 in Gallatin County, Illinois, her name on the certificate was Elewisa A. R. Hubbard. When William Jefferson died … Continue reading

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