Tag Archives: Kentucky

Grandma Lizzie

Today would have been my Grandma Lizzie Cottongim’s 124th birthday. I remember visiting her house on North 16th in Richmond, Indiana for family gatherings when I was a boy.  There was always great food and the deep connections close family … Continue reading

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A Good Death

Death is never good.  Yet it is the curse of each of us to die.  It is a constant in the experiment of life.  The only variables are the how, the why, and the when. Each generation has to come … Continue reading

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Here Come the Irish

From 1718 to 1775, more than 100,000 people came from Ireland to the American colonies.  These Irish immigrants weren’t just Irish, they were mostly families that had moved from Scotland and the north of England to Ulster province in Ireland … Continue reading

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Black Holes

Genealogy is full of black holes. I have several in my family tree so far, and they drive me crazy.  They are the people I can’t figure out.  Someone who doesn’t leave a paper trail.  A dead end. Twenty-some years … Continue reading

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