Author Archives: Debbie

About Debbie

I truly believe we must know where and who we come from to know where we are going.

It really is like a box of chocolates…

I love this video. It is one of the reasons why I finally did my Ancestry DNA test. One of the many reasons why I think everyone should have their DNA tested.   I absolutely love all the DNA … Continue reading

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The Rick Bragg connection…

Charlie Franklin Bundrum is the son of James J. Bundrum and Martha S. Mixon. He is the grandson of James B. Bundrum and Mary Butts. Charlie Franklin Bundrum was born 28 Apr 1906 in Alabama. He died 7 Apr 1958 … Continue reading

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James B. Bundrum wives and children…

James B. Bundrum was born 3 May 1826 in Walton County, Georgia. He died 25 Mar 1913 in Etowah County, Alabama. James and Mary Butts married about 1858 in Paulding County, Georgia. Mary was born about 1839 in Georgia. She … Continue reading

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President Washington connection link…

Posted in Brittain, Wright


I should have been telling everyone here, as I do with one on one contact, one newly found document can change everything. A new collaboration can change everything. New understanding of a document found years ago can change everything. Now … Continue reading

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My Connection to President/General George Washington…

Starting with my Grandmother: Annie Elizabeth Lane Brittain was born 6 August 1892 In Shelby County Texas. She married William Pearl Latham 16 October 1910 In Shelby County. Annie and Pearl had five children. They divorced in 1944. Pearl remarried … Continue reading

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I have 1940 Census info overload…

It’s all good though. I finally found Leona! The Census are an amazing source of information. With a little luck and a lot of long hours you can follow your ancestry through every available Census. Through the Census we find … Continue reading

Posted in O'Quinn

Nathaniel Green Brandon and Julia Ann Flanagan

Nathaniel Green Brandon, son of William D. Brandon and Susan Latham, was born on 31 January 1847 in Shelby County, Texas. He died on 27 August 1925. He married Julia Ann Flanagan, daughter of Robert Montgomery Flanagan and Matilda Clara … Continue reading

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Susan Latham and William Brandon

Susan Latham was born in 1821 in Shelby Texas to John Latham and Marquerita Rosalie Sims. Susan is found on the 1835 Census of Tenahaw as the 14 year old daughter of John Lathan. It appears she married William D. … Continue reading

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THE POISONED WEDDING SUPPER Niles Register, May 22, 1847: At a wedding of an orphan girl raised by a Mr. Wilkinson in the community of East Hamilton in Shelby County, sixty of the guests were poisoned, ten or twelve of … Continue reading

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