All families seem to have their own set of traditions. In mine it seems to be military service. I often joke that my ancestors showed up for every war because we don’t get along with anybody.
Exploring my personal family history with the story of my 3x great grandfather L.J. Eckler. Civil war soldier, and Andersonville POW, who served under Custer in the 6th Michigan Calvary at the Battle of Trevilian Station.
A gunsmith, soldier, photographer, attorney, and a skunk farmer – it sounds like the start of a joke where the next line should be they walked into the bar. Interestingly enough those are all job titles held at various times by Daniel E. Adams.
Jacob Sowle: Abandoned Cemeteries and Unmarked Graves – One of America’s Forgotten Civil War Soldiers
Between family events and trying to kick some version of the seasonal plague, I have struggled to get my next blog post done. With no further delay, I introduce Jacob Sowle
If fathers are the foundation on which a family is built then it’s the mothers that are the backbone which keep it standing. History is full of strong matriarchs who kept the home fires burning through adversity and hardships. Though they are frequently lost to history, matriarchs play a huge part in any families’ heritage. Virginia Osborn, also known as Jennie, or Mother Brown late in life, was likely born on Oct 15, 1839 in what was at the time Greenbrier County, […]