Tombstone Tuesday: Mary Ann West Haunts Concord Baptist Church Cemetery?

When it comes to the Civil War, I'm not that interested in the generals and battles. The thing that interests me is the depravation, the hunger, the neighbors turning on one another, and the way that - like wars now - poor men end up paying the price for rich men's (misguided) dreams. Mary Ann West was … Continue reading Tombstone Tuesday: Mary Ann West Haunts Concord Baptist Church Cemetery?

I’m going to have to look for these graves in the woods, aren’t I?

Dang it. Last night I found another missing West grave. Rawr. First, a little back story. The graves of my infuriating brick wall ancestor George W. West (b. about 1819 in Spartanburg, SC - d. 1895 in Forsyth County, GA) and his wife Jennett Cowan West have eluded me for a long while. They both … Continue reading I’m going to have to look for these graves in the woods, aren’t I?

George W. West, b. abt. 1819 in Spartanburg, SC – Who’s Your Daddy?

I have a family mystery. (Unlike every other genealogist out there, right?) I'm looking for the record that proves the parentage of George W. West. Read on for more about my West Connection or click here to get straight to the Mystery of George W. West's Parentage. Who was George W. West? GEORGE W. WEST … Continue reading George W. West, b. abt. 1819 in Spartanburg, SC – Who’s Your Daddy?