Wives of Presidents: Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison

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Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison was the second wife of President Benjamin Harrison. She never served as First Lady, as they were married after her husband left office. His first wife, Caroline Harrison, died in the last months of his … Continued

Presidents: Benjamin Harrison

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Benjamin Harrison has the unique distinction of having a grandfather, William Henry Harrison, who was also president.   Benjamin Harrison was born on August 20, 1833 in North Bend, Ohio. He was the second of eight children born to John … Continued

Why does my Ancestor Appear Out of Nowhere?

Question: It seems as though for my situation my 2nd great grandfather Robert, who was the one born in 1818, just appeared one day. This is more common than we may think at first. I understand your pain about Robert … Continued

First Ladies: Rose Cleveland, Sister of Grover Cleveland

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Rose Cleveland served as First Lady for her brother, Grover Cleveland in the first two years of his Presidency. She served until her brother married Frances Folsom. Rose Elizabeth Cleveland was born on June 14, 1846 in Fayetteville, New York. … Continued

Presidents: Grover Cleveland

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Grover Cleveland has the unique distinction of being the only president to serve his two terms non-consecutively. Stephen Grover Cleveland was born on March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey. He was the son of a Presbyterian minister, Richard Falley … Continued

Why did my family not serve in the military?

Question: do you have any idea why or where I could look to find out why none of them were in the military at all during the Civil War, WWI or WWII?   Why was my ancestor not in the … Continued