Midway Church was a central point in the bustling town of Midway around the time of the Revolutionary War. It was founded by congregants from Dorchester Massachusets who came to Georgia for religious freedom and a new place to grow their cotton. Today the cemetery remains, but guess what...it is closed on Mondays. Imagine that. The Law side of my family became a staple in this and the Sunbury community. All that is left of Sunbury today is a cemetery...and in it several L
Yesterday I bought a Bible, a Family Bible from the 1800's. It was the possession of the Deihl family from Pennsylvania that through some long lost relative, last of the family name or some other happenstance it ended up on Ebay. I spent a couple of days and found all of the people listed as having been family members, as well as many extended family members. I finally found Donna, the last person who might remotely be related to the family. She is the daughter of the you
I am proud to report that many of the family lines in my own family that I have researched have led to relatives who served in the military. During the Revolutionary War many served. How cool is that to have descended from those who were there when the battle to form this fledgling country was being fought. Get your family tree started today, see where your roots take you. I cannot help but think of the words of Thomas Jefferson, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
We took a trip today to visit some cemeteries. This is Old Daniels Church in Eastman, GA. We visited my Grandfathers grave at the Bowen Cemetery (also in Eastman). From there we took a long haul to Sunbury GA to see the only thing left of Sunbury GA, the cemetery. Laws, Laws, everywhere...they were key to the history of Sunbury, Midway and bringing Sea Island Cotton to Georgia. The Midway Cemetery was LOCKED! LOCKED! I missed seeing more of my ancestors graves because
This is a photo that I have wondered about for many years, and one that I will feel I have actually 'arrived' in my genealogy when I can find him. Sam Chapman. If anyone knows Sam Chapman, who is reportedly 'a cousin'...speak up!