It’s Official the 1950 US Census Is Now Available

It has been 72 years of waiting, but the 1950 US Census has finally been released. I still have to wait another 12 years for the 1960 US Census to be released to be able to find my parents. But I have been able to locate all of my grandparents, my great grandmother, and most…

12 Days of My Family 2021 – Oscar Wright

My great grandfather, Oscar Wright was born on December 25, 1864 in Mississippi to Joseph and Virginia Wright. He was the husband of Nona Skipper Wright and the father of twelve children. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Patterson, Arkansas. He lived in Woodruff county, Arkansas where he devoted his life…

12 Days of My Family 2021 – Nona Skipper Wright

My great grandmother Nona Skipper Wright was born on May 5, 1892 in Woodruff County, Arkansas to Jacob and Josie Skipper. She was the wife of Oscar Wright and the mother of twelve children. She was a member of Eason Chapel Methodist Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Mama Nona was…

12 Days of My Family 2021 – Ernestine Wright Hatchett

My maternal grandmother, Ernestine Wright Hatchett was born on January 1, 1926 in Grays, Arkansas to Oscar and Nona Wright. Being the youngest girl in the family afforded her the opportunity to attend a private high school, Cotton Plant Academy. She went on to attend Shorter College in Little Rock after she graduated high school….

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 17 – At Worship

NOTE: I accepted the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge headed by fellow genealogy blogger Amy Johnson Crow in January 2019. The idea behind this challenge is that you will receive email prompts, a word or phrase, every week, and you find something about your research or family history to write about. I write in…

30X30 Challenge – January 2019

At the beginning of every year I always set some personal goals as well as genealogy goals.  This year one of my goals is to complete three 30X30 research challenges. So I thought what better way to start the new year than with my first 30X30 challenge of the year.  30X30 challenge is the brain…

12 Days of My Family – Day 11

These are my two heartbeats, my son Wesley and my husband, Phillip.  The sound of most people’s heart goes lub-DUB.  Not mine, my heartbeat is a very strong, loud, and pronounced Phillip-Wesley. I started researching because my son asked me questions about some family photos that I didn’t have answers to.  My husband has encouraged me to not only continue…

12 Days of My Family – Day 6

This is my great grandmother, Nona Skipper Wright.  She was born May 2, 1892 in Woodruff county, Arkansas to Jake and Josie Ward Skipper.  She died on January 10, 1992 in Newport, Arkansas

12 Days of My Family – Day 5

This is my paternal great grandfather, Wayman Alexander Denson.  He was born on January 21, 1896 in Alabama to John Denson and Charlotte McVay Denson.  He died on July 7, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was the father of Gladys Denson Mays, Wayman Denson Jr., and Brenda Denson Moore.