Thursday, May 20, 2010
The memorial is located in Bedford, Virginia. It lists some of my Hackworth ancestors that fought in the war. From what I understand my Hackworth ancestors migrated from England to Virginia. There they branched off to different areas. My Hackworth linage branched off to the South. The Hackworth, Shaw, Sweeden and McGuire's were mostly in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma. Both my father's and mother's families migrated to Oregon in the 1940's and 50's.
I find it facinating to go back in time and find my relatives. There are morticians, wagon makers, farmers, brick workers, preachers, teachers and general store clerks that I have found so far in my searching. I've found several brick walls that have me going in circles trying to figure out exactly who these people were. I have found that my paternal Great-Grandfather Hackworth used 4 different names and he was married 3 different times. Not only that.......his third wife later married my paternal Great-Grandfather Sweeden. I'm my own Grandpa sure fits this situation!!!!!
I'm a glutton for punishment as I am also researching Rich's ancestors for him. We have cleared one of the mysteries that he has been wondering about. It seems that his Great-Grandmother Sarah Cora Borah lived with his Grandma Cassman. There was another lady that lived with them they called Grandma Lewis. We found out that Grandma Lewis was his Great-Grandmother Borah's mother-in-law from her last marriage.
Well, I'm off to do some more digging and see what kind of skeletons I can unearth this afternoon.
Did I tell you that way back several generations Rich and I share relatives....Charles "The Hammer" Martel and several others of that time.