The Old Presbyterian Churchyard

Sarah (Eve) Adams, my 5th great-aunt, married an Irishman by the name of John Strong Adams on 2 March 1803. He was a clerk to her uncle and she thought he had exceptional taste in literature. Sarah and John made trips to Ireland to visit his family in Randalstown, County Antrim, Ireland. On one of… Continue reading The Old Presbyterian Churchyard

Genealogy Travel, Places

Walking in Randalstown

My husband and I took a trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland last year. We enjoyed lots of beautiful scenes of rolling green hills dotted with sheep, weather changing hourly, and dramatic coastal views. In between all these delights, we made our way though out-of-the-way villages and towns and to cemeteries and houses that are… Continue reading Walking in Randalstown

Genealogy Travel, Places

Derry Diary

Dear County Derry, Can a place hold memories? John Carmichael was my 4th great-grandfather. Do you remember him? He was born within your borders just outside the town of Dungiven on 11 June 1774. It's thought his parents were Archibald and Isabella (Dunlap) Carmichael (although I haven't found definitive proof of them). John and his… Continue reading Derry Diary

52 Ancestors, Places

With Feelings of Undiminished Regret

I knew exactly where the headstone would be. We got out of our car at the gate, greeted by a blue Church of Ireland sign, and walked the gravel driveway to the churchyard. It seemed an unlikely place for a church, almost nothing around, except the modern house next to the road, perhaps belonging to… Continue reading With Feelings of Undiminished Regret

52 Ancestors, Places, Research

From Antrim to Augusta

Sources are essential to genealogical research. Typical sources include census records, birth and death records, marriage records, an so on. These sources provide various bits of information for the facts of an ancestor's life. Sometimes in a search, or through serendipity, a unique or unusual source will come to light. These might include journals and… Continue reading From Antrim to Augusta

52 Ancestors, Artifacts, Biography, Places

A Person of Another Persuasion

The prompt for 52 Ancestors this week is Going to the Chapel. My 6th great-grandparents, Oswell Eve and Anne Moore, were married 274 years ago this week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Christ Church. Oswell, it's believed, was born in Surrey, England, 1 February 1721 to Oswell and Sarah Eve. He and his twin sister, Sarah, were the… Continue reading A Person of Another Persuasion

52 Ancestors, Places

The Cottage Cemetery

Week 17 of 52 Ancestors is Cemetery. Just south of Augusta, Georgia stood a house called The Cottage Place. It was the summer home of Oswell and Aphra Ann Eve and their children. His daughter, Sarah Eve Adams, would later purchase the property from her father's estate and raise her nieces and nephews there. Other Eve… Continue reading The Cottage Cemetery