November 26, 2014

Alonzo H Cushing – Medal of Honor Recipient Joins Our John Whitmore In Civil War MOH History

Today, the Medal of Honor was bestowed upon First Lt. Alonzo H Cushing by President Barack Obama for his conspicuous bravery during the battle of Gettysburg. See story at CMH News and Features.

I hope our Wilkerson family will take renewed pride in the fact that their ancestor John Whitmore was also awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the Civil War. What makes John Whitmore’s Medal of Honor recognition so remarkable is that he was not an officer, but a lowly Private. It’s important because his courage and bravery must have been substantial in order for him to be recognized by his higher command. This is not meant to take anything away from Cushing’s heroism, but remind everyone that there were others who received the Medal of Honor as well.

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How Sharing Photos On Ancestry Can Be Successful Cousin Bait

Jefferson Davis and Emma King Morrison

John Holmes 1784 - 1875

Quite some time ago I posted a photo of the grave of my 4th Great Grandfather John Holmes to Ancestry and attached it to his profile. I usually try to note who has given me a picture, but right this moment I can find who that was in my records. Still, it’s a great picture (albeit of a couple gravestones) of John’s descendants and/or relatives. My comment on Ancestry read as such:

2013 – I’m not sure who the ladies and child are in the picture. 2014 – (Sarah) Malinda Edgemon next to Great-grandfather John Holmes’ grave in Tenn. Also Cordie and Herschel Morrison in background

How odd then, that almost a year later to the day, a comment was left on the photo saying this:

You are right about the people in the picture. Herschel Morrison’s daughter is still with us and identified the people as the same.

Can you believe it? That little boy named Herschel in the photo (c. 1875) has a daughter still living!

That’s not all. As I did a quick search to fill in some of Herschel Morrison’s dates, locations, etc., I found this picture below that I never thought I would see. It’s labeled as:

Holmes, Morrison, Roane TN

4 generations each one is the others uncle commencing with J.R. Holmes

NOW, I’m going to have to contact my cousin J Bogart and ask her which one was J(ames) R(egister) Holmes!

Next, I found another picture my Bogart cousin had posted and she said it had written on the back

(on back) Cemetary [sic] Where all relatives are buried in Tenn. Frank, Cordie, Malinda & Elie Edgemon, Uncle Jim Holmes & his folks

Shiloah Cemetery, Roane TN

I’m sorry the photos in this post look rather small. The originals are very large and I had to choose this size to fit my blog format. I do think you can click on them to get them full-sized. Or, you can email me and I can share the files that way too. This cemetery picture is probably a different view on the same day, but I can’t be sure of that. Looks like the family was out to clean up the overgrown weeds and brush at Shiloh Cemetery in any case.

Jefferson Davis and Emma King Morrison

And, now I leave you with one last picture of my cousin Jefferson Davis Morrison and his wife Emma King. Most likely, the photo was taken in Roane County, TN as well as all the other images here.

AJ Jacobs and Carol Wilkerson have 27 degrees of separation: Global Family Tree

AJ Jacobs - Carol Yates Wilkerson

There might be some connection in a sideways sort of way, but I think it’s pretty exciting that A J Jacobs and I are only 27 degrees apart by generations. Here’s graphic of my results:

AJ Jacobs - Carol Yates Wilkerson Would  you like to see if you are related to me or AJ? Click here to find out on WikiTree

Please join our family at Global Family Reunion to learn more.

Jacobs became fascinated with the idea that every person on Earth is related to every other after entering his name in several geneaology websites and finding he was connected to people all over the globe. “Once we realize we’re all related,” he says, “we can solve the big problems, like Alzheimer’s”. He is using the event to collect donations, which will be distributed to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the Alzheimer’s Association NYC Chapter. – See more at: http://www.curealz.org/events/2014/05/global-family-reunion#sthash.NtDNsuy3.dpuf

So, is it England, the UK or Great Britain? Are you confused too?

EnglandBritainUK.png

Grammar Girl : What’s the Difference Between England, Great Britain, and the UK? :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

To be honest, this is a topic that I really thought I had a handle on, but it is much more complicated than if Scotland is still part of Great Britain. (It is, the vote failed)

Did you know that the Channel Island are also part of The British Isles? You know, even with this great infographic, I really have to study it to make sure I’m getting it right.

With thanks to Cyndi’s List for originally sharing the graphic from QuickandDirtyTips.com

*Added note, in the article it also explains that Scandinavia is usually considered to be the countries of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. But, if you add in Finland and Iceland, then you have what is known as the Nordic Countries. Truthfully, I didn’t know Iceland was grouped into anything at all. I just thought it was autonomous. Well then, where does that leave Greenland? Obviously, stranded out in the middle of the north Atlantic! :)

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