Today’s treasure is my first award for blogging on my ancestors. It comes from Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here. Thanks, Leslie!
As a recipient of this award I’m supposed to list ten things I have learned about any of my ancestors that has surprised, humbled, or enlightened me and pass along the award to ten other bloggers who I feel are doing their ancestors proud.
- that my third great-grandfather, William R. Stuart was president of the Maryland Senate.
- that my great, great-grandmother Temple Burton stayed with her masters even after emancipation.
- that Tempy and her daughter, Josephine took a trip together to Mount Clemens, Michigan right before my grandfather, Martin Ford was born.
- that my great, great-grandfather, W.R. Stuart cultivated a pecan that still exists today.
- my third great-grandfather and his son, Alexander, dying within months of each other of yellow fever.
- a long tradition of methodism in my family from my third great-grandfather down to my father.
- Tempy Burton being passed down through several members of a family in their wills.
- Tempy Burton being at rest in a cemetery in Ocean Springs, Mississippi surrounded by her family.
- to find my great-grandmother, Josephine’s marriage certificate.
- to find my cousin, Monique Anderson, also Tempy Burton and Col. W.R. Stuart’s descendent and to have her as both my genealogy buddy and friend.
Passing this award along to:
- Renate at Into the Light
- Mavis at Georgia Black Crackers
- Robyn at Reclaiming Kin
- Luckie at Our Georgia Roots
- Liz at My Big Fat Family Blog
- Bill at Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories
- Tom at Geneabloggers
- Lori at Genealogy and Me
- Amy at We Tree
- Michael at African American Genealogy Examiner (I think Michael’s technically a columnist, but he’s doing his ancestors proud too!)