Category Archives: Military

Veteran’s Day – 2022

Updated for 2022 By Don Taylor Today, I remember my ancestors that served in the military. I served during Vietnam and my ancestors served during every generation and many of our wars – Korea, both World Wars, the Civil War, … Continue reading

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 Lewis – Surname Saturday

Roberts-Barnes-Taft-Sutherland-Lewis Line By Don Taylor Lewis is a common name with many different potential sources. It may be an Americanized form of the French Louis, Irish Mac Loughaidh, or Welsh Llywelyn. As my Lewis ancestors appear to have been English, … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day 2021

This year, for Veterans’ Day, I thought I examine the military service of my wife’s direct ancestors. She has seven known Revolutionary War patriots (most in North Carolina) and one ancestor who served during the French and Indian War. Relationship … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Gilbert Frank Raidt – TR #12

Raidt Project By Don Taylor Gilbert Frank Raidt was born on 1 April 1894 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, the sixth child of Frank H and Catherine Frances (Justin) Raidt. He had five siblings: Baby Boy, Sarina Frances, Stella Catherine, … Continue reading

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Relative Sketch – James Cooper Lamb

Darling-McAllister-Lamb By Don Taylor James Cooper Lamb was the brother of my wife’s 2nd great-grandmother, Margaret Mary Lamb (1860-1929). I researched him primarily to seek additional information regarding his mother Isabella (Atkinson) Lamb who appears to have vanished from the … Continue reading

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