Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt became president following the assassination of President McKinley. He would run again in 1912 as an independent candidate. He gained national fame when he served as a Rough Rider during the Spanish-American War. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was born … Continued

Many with my surname live in the same area but I can’t prove we are related

If they are all in the same area, than more than likely there is a common ancestor somewhere in the mix. However, finding that connection is not easy. Now, let me clarify.  If the surname is a common one such … Continued

Presidents: William McKinley

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William McKinley was our third President to be assassinated. The 25th President was also the last president to serve in the American Civil War. William McKinley, Jr. was born on January 29, 1843 in Niles, Ohio. He was the seventh … Continued

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

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