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

When Ancestors Share Same Name

Question:  How Can I Tell Which Person I Am Researching When My Ancestors All Have the Same Name? This is a hard one! When you have John Williams {1790-1830}; John Williams {1815-1875}; John J.  Williams {1828-1903} and John R.  Williams … Continued

Presidents: James A. Garfield

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After the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, his successors seemed to think it was a fluke due to the Civil War. That is until President James A. Garfield, the 20th President, was assassinated a few short months after he took … Continued

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