When I ordered Christian Smith’s military records (he was a veteran of the War of 1812) from the National Archives, I never imagined that it would have this gem when the records arrived in the mail in May. I was so excited to discover the marriage record of Christian Smith and Rebecca Firestone, my gggg-grandparents….
I stumbled upon this newspaper article celebrating the wedding anniversary of Albert and Lucy (Waggoner) Lightcap. Albert’s parents were Robert and Lucretia Lightcap. Robert was the brother of my g-g-g-grandfather, Levi Lightcap. Albert was born in Fremont, Ohio, but spent a majority of his life in Michigan. The Flint Daily Journal on Wednesday, August 16,…
Robert Barge and Louisa Jane Herod married on November 1, 1859, in Morrow County, Ohio. Louisa Jane’s parents were Thomas and Ellen (Giffin) Herod. There’s no standardization for the last name of Herod. I’ve seen it spelled as Harrod and Herrod. Louisa was the sister of my gg-grandmother, Rhoda Ellen Herod, wife of George Lightcap.
Thomas Herod and Ellen Giffin are my g-g-g-grandparents. Their daughter Rhoda married my g-g-grandfather, George Lightcap. Below is Thomas Herod and Ellen Giffin’s record of marriage. They were united in marriage on May 3, 1838 in Marion, Ohio.