Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: LEES OF VIRGINIA Family Crest

Geneablogger's theme "Wordless Wednesday" post:   Family Crest from the "Lees of Virginia",  published in 1967 by the Society of Lees of Virginia.

Admittedly, I have trouble doing truly "wordless" blog posts on Wordless Wednesday, or any other day!  The Lee line of Virginia is in my direct ancestry on the paternal side of my tree.  Other more "wordy" articles in this blog will explore that ancestry further.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Benjamin S. Fore 1823 - 1893

Copyright 2013, The Hopelessly Hooked Genealogist (B. Harrison)

One of my 2x-great-grandfathers is Benjamin S. Fore,  born in 1823 in Kentucky and died 16 May 1893 in Phelps County, Missouri.  His wife was Sabra "Sabie" Stogsdill, (born 1828 and died 1912). They were married 1 Aug 1842 in Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky. Their daughter, Catherine Ellen Fore, was my paternal great-grandmother who married Valentine Allen. Catherine and Valentine's daughter Susannah Allen was my paternal grandmother who married John P. Harrison.

Benjamin S. Fore is buried in Jackson Cemetery in Phelps County, Missouri near other kin.  Benjamin came to Missouri from Kentucky in a covered wagon circa 1852, with his wife and their firstborn children.   Four additional children were born in Missouri.   Their first home in Missouri was a 2-room log cabin that later became known as the Ben Fore School.

There is a memorial page for Benjamin S. Fore on the Find A Grave website at .    The above photo is from Find A Grave, and was submitted by Jan and Harold Willis in 2008.