You’ll Be Happy You Kept The Negative!

My family narrative is coming along. I have found plenty of information on the mine explosion that killed my 2x great-grandfather, John McKamey, especially in newspapers. But outside of a few census records, I can’t find much on his wife, Edith (Hightower) McKamey. So what do I do with the searches that didn’t yield anyContinue reading “You’ll Be Happy You Kept The Negative!”

52 Ancestors – Week 9: Gone Too Soon

Unfortunately, the subject for this post is an easy one…Ben Stabley, my dad. He passed over a decade ago and sometimes it seems like yesterday. He was a great dad and loved his job as a chemist. But the thing that really set him apart was his music. My mom, who is thankfully still withContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 9: Gone Too Soon”

52 Ancestors – Week 3: Out of Place

Patrick Marion Churchman is my 2x great-uncle on my mom’s side. He was born on Christmas Day in 1836 in Grainger County, Tennessee. He and his two brothers eventually made the trek to Oregon and settled in the Sheridan area, but before that, he surely found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.Continue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 3: Out of Place”