Tag Archives: Genealogy

My First Genealogy Conference – Ancestry Day in Raleigh, November 2015+

Earlier this month, I attended my first genealogy conference, Ancestry Day in Raleigh. I also attended the Friday pre-conference sessions at the NC Archives. The event was sponsored by Ancestry.com, The Friends of the Archives, the North Carolina Genealogical Society, the State Archives, … Continue reading

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John Gillespie Cowan (1827-1915) & Elvira Hubbard Cowan (1829-1919)

John Gillespie Cowan was born August 29, 1827 in Tennessee. His parents are Robert Cowan and Elizabeth Colville. You can see Robert’s Find A Grave memorial here and Elizabeth’s here. Elvira Hubbard Cowan was born July 21, 1829 in Tennessee. … Continue reading

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Thomas Macklin “Mack” Hinson

  (Scrapbook pages were done in Close To My Heart’s Studio J. Edited to remove incorrect names. They had 2 children.) Thomas Macklin Hinson is my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s uncle, brother to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson Cowan (1879-1971). He is the … Continue reading

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Myrtle Bertie Hinson Cowan (1879-1971)

      (Scrapbook pages created in Close To My Heart’s Studio J.) This is the final installment of my series on the children of my great great grandparents Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) and Louisa Cumi Harp Hinson (1852-1918). You can read … Continue reading

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Dora Ada Hinson Sanders (1875-1959)

   (Scrapbook pages created in Close To My Heart’s Studio J) Dora Ada Hinson Sanders is my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s aunt, sister to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson Cowan (1879-1971). She is the 3rd of 10 children of Isaac Newton … Continue reading

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May Belle Hinson Baggett (1877-1970)

   (Scrapbook pages done in Close To My Heart’s Studio J.) May Belle Hinson Baggett is my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s aunt, sister to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson Cowan (1879-1971). She is the 4th of 10 children of Isaac Newton … Continue reading

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Vernie Jane Hinson Lloyd (1889-1920)

A cousin, Sonny Sanders, sent me this photo of Vernie Jane Hinson Lloyd, with her sister Cleopatra Ellen Hinson Johnson (1886-1946) on the left. Vernie is my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s aunt, sister to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson Cowan (1879-1971). She … Continue reading

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Update – Albert Gibson Cowan (1884-1963) is my Great Grandfather

Without a doubt, Albert Gibson Cowan (born in Arkansas in 1884 and died in Missouri in 1963) is my great grandfather! In July I posted about my detective work here. I requested Albert’s medical records from Nevada State Hospital after reading … Continue reading

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Postcard – “I wish to thank you for all past favors” 1910

Postmarked: 2 February 1910, San Antonio TX Addressed to: Alex Gray Craig MO Feb’y 2 1910 I received my deed from Heaton Bank, so all is OK & I wish to thank you for all past favors. We are having … Continue reading

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Postcard – “Greetings & Best Wishes”

Postmarked: 23 December [year unknown], Falls City, Nebraska Addressed to: Mr and Mrs Alex Gray & family, Craig, MO Greetings & Best Wishes Mr & Mrs J. M. DeWald Faye and Junior James Monroe DeWald (1852-1929) and his wife Louisa Jane … Continue reading

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