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!
As reward for his service in the War of 1812, my gggg-grandfather Christian Smith was granted land by the U.S. government. Christian Smith was drafted into Captain Jacob Catterlin’s 2nd … Continue reading Chancery Record: Christian Smith granted land for service in War of 1812
George Lightcap is my gg-grandfather and the son of Levi and Mary (Smith) Lightcap. A biography of George was published in the “Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, … Continue reading Biography: George Lightcap
Walter Lightcap was a son of Levi and Mary (Smith) Lightcap and brother to my gg-grandfather George. A biography of Walter was published in “A Standard History of Starke County … Continue reading Biography: Walter Lightcap
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 … Continue reading Marriage: Christian Smith and Rebecca Firestone
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