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Wednesday’s Child - Loucresha Falesha Fluellen, 1976-1984

My 3rd cousin, Loucresha, died at the age of 8. She was born Aug. 4, 1976 in Wurzbury, Germany. She died on Nov. 11, 1984 in Cumberland Co., NC.  40 more words


Tombstone Tuesday – Waymon Gilstrap, Jr., 1922-1997

Waymon Gilstrap, Jr. is one of my cousins. He is buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Mateo Co., CA.

Sources and Citations:

  1. Find A Grave.com, digital record, Find A Grave (
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Military Monday – Ira M. Tripp

Ira is one of my 1st cousins that I have never had a chance to meet.  He died a year or so after I was born on Jun. 82 more words


Census Sunday – The Gilstrap Family

My great-great-great- grandfather, Anthony Gilstrap was born in GA bet. 1815-1825. He is one of the oldest ancestors that I currently have some record of.  I found an 1870 U.S. 119 more words


Surname Saturday – Benton

In my research, the Benton surname belongs to my great-grandmother, Jennie, her parents and possibly some of her siblings.

The Benton surname is English: habitational name from a pair of villages in Northumbria named with Old English bean ‘beans’ (a collective singular) or beonet ‘bent grass’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. 31 more words


Tombstone Tuesday - Ophelia Ridley, 1888-1973

Ophelia Ridley, (nee: Roberts) was the wife of my great-great-uncle Andrew. She is buried with Andrew in St. Mark AME Church Cemetery in Stewart, GA. 28 more words