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“When Lincoln took office in March 1861, he was entering a presidency he had won with only 39.8 percent of the popular vote. Reactions from the public were so negative that on the eve of his inauguration he had to … Continue reading

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The first signature is purported to be a painting by Samuel Lord Wise in 1890 being sold on Ebay — Found Here This same painting was auctioned in 2010 and clearly shows it was signed by J L Wise Found … Continue reading

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Two Thomas Gibsons & Richard Wilburn

Two Thomas Gibsons & Richard Wilburn There has been much todo about Thomas Gibson and if he was brother to Valentine Gibson. There are no documents, no ¬†evidence whatsoever, linking Thomas Gibson of Orange County, North Carolina to Valentine Gibson. … Continue reading

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Valentine Gibson

Has our quest for our family history turned into how many names and dates you can add to fatten up your tree, whether they are your family or not? There are over three dozen trees at that have J … Continue reading

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Mistakes, Myths and Other Shoddy Genealogies

It is a long road we travel when we begin our search for our long lost ancestors and it sometimes can get very lonely and very frustrating. One must be very careful and not fall into the ‘same name syndrome’ … Continue reading

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