Application Denied

On a recent trip to the National Archives, I was able to look at the widow and minors' pension applications filed by my 2nd great-grandmother, her siblings, and their mother. Augusta Roth Eigenmann was only two years old when her father, Johann Adam Roth, died. This left Augusta's mother, Eleanora Wissig Roth, a widow with … Continue reading Application Denied


The prompt for week 26 of 52 ancestors is Black Sheep. By the early 1800, most of my ancestors had settled in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. My maternal ancestors were farmers living in the hills of Northern Alabama. When the American Civil War started, there was a meeting in Winston County, Alabama, to determine … Continue reading Nickajack