People start genealogy researching their family history for many different reasons. Mine was pretty simple. I wanted to join the Daughters of the American Revolution. I wasn’t sure when I … Continue reading Daughters of the American Revolution Application Approved!
Daniel Firestone was my 5th great-grandfather. He was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Johannes Feuerstein and Augusta Justina Maria Hildebrand. He married Anne “Nancy” Lang in Cocalico Twp, Pennsylvania, … Continue reading Daniel Firestone Will
Levi Lightcap and Mary Smith are my ggg-grandparents. They married in Seneca County, Ohio, on January 26, 1942. Levi’s parents are John and Mary Lightcap. Mary’s parents are Christian and … Continue reading Marriage Record: Levi Lightcap and Mary Smith
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness is a fantastic website where dedicated volunteers agree to do a free genealogy research task at least once per month in their local area purely … Continue reading Rebecca (Firestone) Smith Headstone – Thank You RAOGK.org!
Rebecca (Firestone) Smith was my gggg-grandmother and she was the wife of Christian Smith. Her daughter Mary was Levi Lightcap‘s wife. Rebecca’s father, Daniel, is the ancestor traced back to … Continue reading Obituary: Rebecca (Firestone) Smith
So, I’ve been researching Mary (Smith) Lightcap’s parents, Christian and Rebecca (Firestone) Smith. Rebecca’s parents are Daniel and Anne (Lang) Firestone. There has been a lot of research done on … Continue reading Firestone Genealogy
My ggg-grandfather was married to Mary Smith. I never focused much on her because, well, her name was Smith. Anyway, I should have focused on her side sooner since I’ve discovered so much about them the past couple of months – ever since I received her father’s War of 1812 pension records. I discovered through these records that Mary’s mother was Rebecca Firestone. Rebecca’s father is Daniel Firestone. Fortunately, there’s been a lot of research done on the Firestones – just not Rebecca descendants. That’s been left up to me, but that’s okay, I’m up to the challenge. It’s only taken 9 years…
Anyway, to show generational linkage to satisfy the DAR, I need proof. Other people’s research is NOT proof, even if everyone seems to use it as fact. So how to show this link? Wills! A will is perfect for this, and I’ve seen a Daniel Firestone will cited, but no one has posted the actual will.
The DAR representative told me about this website called Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness. If you are not in the area and need help, there are people registered on this website that offer to help you out. How’s that for awesomeness?
I filled out a request for the will yesterday, and I received a response this morning. By this afternoon, the researcher (Deb) contacted me saying she copied the will for me.
How’s that for a quick response?
A sincere thanks to Deb for her assistance. I hope the will contains the information that will show the link that I need.