Gardenhire Family Genealogy II

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This is an update to the post, Gardenhire Family Genealogy I, published on April 19, 2013. When I figure out how to link to the first post, I will do so here.

This is information we were able to gather from visiting the Overton County, Tennessee area during the summer of 2013.

We have a copy of the transcribed statement of Erasmus Lee Gardenhire, brother of Elmira Gardenhire, son of Adam Gardenhire and Ailsa Tippett, and grandson of Erasmus Tippett and Jacob Gardenhire.

In this formal statement, Erasmus states that both grandfathers were Revolutionary War patriots. He also references both of his grandmothers, Lucy Bierling, and the other unnamed by him, but her name was Margaret Thompson.

We also have a copy of the handwritten receipt resulting from the estate of Erasmus Tippett, one beneficiary being Adam Gardenhire, of $12, presumably because his wife, Ailsa, was not allowed to inherit personally, being female.

We found a copy of the handwritten Overton County Locator Records, which records the accumulation of land by Adam Gardenhire.

The History of Overton County, Tennessee has a brief blurb regarding the move of the Gardenhire family from Virginia to Tennessee.

All told, this was a very fruitful gathering of information on the Gardenhire Family.

Roslyn Chapel

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Some random pictures taken at the chapel.

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Random Scotland Pics

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Sign in reference to the vote on the Referendum for Independence, September 18.

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Stacks of canned haggis. You know…in case you run out.

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Reminder to register to vote on the Referendum.

Fletcher Family Genealogy II

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This is an update to the post Fletcher Family Genealogy I, published on April 13, 2013. When I figure out how to link to the first post, I will do so here.

This is information I was able to gather from visiting the Wilson County, Tennessee area during the summer of 2013.

What I’m looking for is more information on Reziah Fletcher and Lavinia Pinkston.

Circumstantial evidence suggests that they married about 1853, probably in Coffee County, Tennessee.

I would like proof.

What I found this last summer was a reference in a book of Tennessee Marriages that a Rezi Fletcher had obtained a marriage license to marry Abigail Meyers in 1861 (February 22, to be exact).

Now this reference is on ancestry.com as well. It’s getting harder and harder to stay ahead of the curve. Before too much longer, it will be easier to research at home than to hit the road!

I knew Reziah and Lavinia had had four children, and Lavinia had died in 1861, when the children were very small. I also knew Reziah had remarried quickly to Abigail, and they had several children, as well.

What I am hoping to find is the hard link between Reziah and Lavinia, and then link Reziah to his father, Elijah Fletcher.

Please message me if you are researching these folks, as well.

Edinburgh Tattoo

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I have waited many years before schedules worked out to see the Tattoo. For those unfamiliar, the Tattoo is a gathering of pipes, drums, and dancing from all the nations around the world who are part of the Commonwealth of Great Britain.
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Though the following are not great photos, it may show an overview of the presentation.
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The pageantry did not disappoint, and I was super glad for the opportunity… I loved every minute!

Albuquerque II

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Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2013
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Caprock Canyon

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At the end of the summer in 2013, Travel Buddy and I visited the Texas Panhandle.
While I had visited Palo Duro Canyon before, this was my first visit to Caprock Canyon.
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When it was apparent that the last of the American Bison were dying out, Charles Goodnight, of the Goodnight-Loving Trail, kept a small herd of them alive on his ranch, thus preserving an important link in American heritage. These bison live out their lives at Caprock Canyon State Park. They are direct descendants of those few Goodnight was able to save.
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