Tag: lillie mae weatherspoon

52 Ancestors – Week 1 – Fresh Start

Week 1 of 52 ancestors in 52 weeks. Lillie Weatherspoon was a woman who was willing to make a fresh start in life so that is why my paternal great grandmother is my fresh start ancestor.


What’s in a surname? I grew up with a surname I hated.  It was unpleasant to the ears, hard to spell, and easy for school children to mock.  I was eager to get married in life if for no reason more than I wanted to change my last name. I think I was about 14…