One in ten Americans can claim membership in the Irish heritage demographic, and our immigrant ancestors all have amazing stories to tell. But certain ancestors sure do make it difficult to find those stories!
John B. Williamson wasn't the type to wait around and hope. On a cold winter night in 1870, he took action, he helped, and he paid with his life. And had it not been for a single spelling alteration, I might never have found him at all.
Ten Days in April
Faced with tough choices as the Civil War raged just outside his front door, Everett Baugh persevered, and he stayed. But why? Why, indeed.
Curious Charles and the Swearing Parrot
Did Grandpa really lie his way into the military at age 16? I was curious about that legend, but never in a million years did I expect to learn the truth behind it.