Category Archives: Family Tree

If Only The Artifacts Could Talk!

Hello again!  I haven’t been able to bring myself to post in a very long time.  I apologize for the long hiatus.  The last year and half has been very rough , but I’m going to try to get back … Continue reading

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Last Will and Testament of John Motter

I recently requested part of John Motter’s Estate file from the Hardin County courthouse.  When reading through this post, you might want to keep a few things in mind.  First, John was a farmer and as such he needed a … Continue reading


Sarah Ann Anderson Hamilton

Sarah Ann Anderson was born on November 17, 1842 in Hancock County, Ohio. Sarah was the daughter of William and Jane Anderson.  Unfortunately, I have not determined Jane’s maiden name. Sarah married Jonathan Hamilton on August 24, 1865 and to … Continue reading

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Finding Out that Your Ancestors Owned Slaves

For years I believed that I didn’t have to worry about finding slavery in my family tree because my ancestors didn’t come to this country until the mid-1840s.  Although those ancestors arrived prior to the Civil War, they lived in … Continue reading

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