Author Archives: Meandering Through Our Roots

Google

Google is a great tool in genealogical research.  Every once in a while I will just google a name and I am blown away by what I can find.  This past week I was doing some research on the Woodson … Continue reading

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The Carnes Family

These photos are of the family of Joseph Milton Carnes and Mary Catherine Webb.  They had eleven children, nine who survived to adulthood.   There are so many great stories about this family, I don’t know where to start.  This … Continue reading

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Find A Grave

If you haven’t seen the website of find a grave yet, you should hurry over and take a look!  This is a great website that covers cemeteries worldwide.  People can set up memorials and pictures for their ancestors in the … Continue reading

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Asbury Cemetery

Last summer we went to Illinois and went cemetery hopping in Morgan County.  We had so much fun.  We found the headstones of many ancestors.  Asbury cemetery was a little tricky to find.  When we finally found it, it had … Continue reading

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Relatives on the Internet

The Internet has been great for finding relatives. I have come into contact with some wonderful relatives on the Internet. We have shared stories and pictures and made connections. I wish I could meet more of them in person. I … Continue reading

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John Naggas

John Naggas was my grandpa. He grew up on the beautiful island of Zakynthos in Greece. He left when he was about sixteen. If I remember right he had a few siblings die from yellow fever and it was hard … Continue reading

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Clarifications

My great-grandfather, Reuben Canterbury Woodson, lived most of his life on the farm in Shamrock, Missouri.  He is pictured in the previous post with his wife, Mahala.  After Mahala died in 1927, he moved to Huntington Beach, California.  He is … Continue reading

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Missouri Farmhouse

This is the farmhouse that my grandma grew up in in Shamrock, Missouri.  The couple on the front porch is my great grandparents – Reuben Canterbury Woodson and Mahala Ann Payton Woodson.  I have better pictures of them, but there … Continue reading

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Andrew William Trabue

I found this picture this winter while going through pictures at my mom’s house.  Andrew William Trabue is my great great grandfather and this is the only picture that I have ever seen of him.  Andrew Trabue was born on … Continue reading

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Four generations

This picture only has three generations, but the next one has four.  The people in this picture are,  l to r back row: Elizabeth Ribelin Taylor Lydia Taylor Trabue l to r front row: Pearl Esther Trabue Myers Jack Orean … Continue reading

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