My New Journal at FamilyTreeCircles
I call myself Glen Alan (surname GRAHAM), and altho' my paternal grandmother had me interested in the family history and research during my youth, I spent many decades not touching genealogy. Then, last year I got a job working in the Tennessee State Library & Archives (in Nashville; I live in Clarksville). TSLA is one of those "dusty repositories which genealogists patronize. And so I got back into my family history and research in a BIG way!
Recently I decided to give FamilyTreeCircles a try as a research resource. The ancestral surnames I'm most interested currently are GRAHAM (imagine that!), SANSOM (my mother's maiden name), PASSMORE, WEADER, LINCOLN (yes, I'm third cousin four times removed to Honest Abe), CAME, STRODE, PUSEY, HALLIBURTON (especially in england and more recently after settling in northwest Tennessee), PROTHERO/PRYDDERCH (Welsh) and BAKER/BECKER (German).
Two of those surnames have rather rapidly brought me to brick walls. For GRAHAM I ahve rather extensive records and history back to my 3-great grandfather, Windsor GRAHAM (d 1865). And there is a record in Marlboro, South Carolina, of a probate of his father William who died intestate. William's surname may have been GRIMES and he was married to a Mary who may have been an ADAMS. William died about 1818-1819, and this is all the data I have on him. Well, there is a family tradition, written down in the 1920s by my grandpa GRAHAM, that one of five brothers who immigrated across the Atlantic from the British Isles chose to go to the South of the thirteen colonies. This South-faring GRAHAM may have been William GRIMES or GRAHAM or his father.
Anybody have info which might help me demolish the brick wall in my namesake ancestral line?
The other brick wall is the CAME line. I only have three generations of Cames: Susie M. who married Charles S. PASSMORE (these two are my great-grandparents), her father Mahlon and his father Mark R(ounds) who fought for the Union in the War (he's my Billy Yank to counter my great-grandfather CSA soldier and two more Johnny Rebs on my mother's side). The CAME family resided in Maine. Try googling "Came family"; it gets you little relevant since any search engine mistakes the surname for a past-tense verb!
Well, that's certainly sufficient introduction to yours truly. Happy hunting in your family research, y'all!