Category Archives: USA:

My Dad, Wes Pepper, as a Custom Wheat Cutter

I’ve recently been in touch with a man in Kansas who is helping me to identify the men, my dad was working with in the late 1940s and early 1950s, in this photo. I met him through Yesterday’s Tractor Company … Continue reading

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Are you sure your ancestor came on the Mayflower? :)

Did you know that of the 102 passengers on the Mayflower only 26 heads of families have been recognized by the Mayflower Society as having descendants? Here is an excellent article all about this at the New England Historic Genealogical … Continue reading

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Grandpa Roork would have been 102 today!

If my grandfather Claud Franklin Roork was still alive today, he would have been 102 years old! Grandpa was born in Grandfield, Tillman, Oklahoma on May 15, 1911. He married my Grandmother Rachel Fay Sammon in Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma … Continue reading

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They shot his arm off!

I have several Civil War ancestors whose bodies and general health were never the same after their time in the Civil War. I started creating a page at my blog today to remember my Civil War grandfathers. There is much … Continue reading

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Our Scottish POWs are now on Facebook!

(Pepper) Today I have launched a “sister-site” to the Scottish War Prisoners Yahoo Group on Facebook. Please go take a look and LIKE us and JOIN us! My direct paternal ancestor, John Hamilton (Pepper line), was a Scottish prisoner of … Continue reading

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Bunker Hill, Nathaniel Philbrick, and Nantucket Ancestors

I have recently started following this blog, Boston 1775, (Thanks to Dan H. for sharing about this site!), and if you love Colonial history, especially the American Revolution, then I think you will like it too! The owner/author of the … Continue reading

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Been Soule Searchin’ Today!

(Bishop) George Soule to be exact! 🙂 George Soule was a servant to Edward Winslow and came to Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower. He is my 10th great-grandfather through my Grandmother Reita Bishop. So if you are a descendant of … Continue reading

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