Feeling Grateful — Applegate Genealogy

Back in May, I was a recent college graduate who started a genealogy blog in the midst of applying for teaching positions, moving out of an apartment and studying to take the Praxis. Life was hectic and stressful and confusing, and I needed to find a way to take my mind off of these competing […]

via Feeling Grateful — Applegate Genealogy.

After reading this post, I realized that I haven’t done a similar post which is now on my Bucket List to do and hopefully it’s something I can done before the end of the month (no promises as things can crop up plus my memory is like a sieve). I learn a lot from other bloggers; sometimes it’s from their experiences and other times it’s from less tangible things. I find every blogger I visit has the potential to give me insights into different ways of doing things.

I don’t have the money to hire Jamie right now, but if I ever reach the point, I would because her blogging says a lot about her professionalism. Also, she’s from North Carolina, which is where my paternal grandparents were born (they are also buried in Elizabeth City) and where my father spent much of his childhood around East Lake, Dare County, and later the Outer Banks.

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3 Responses to Feeling Grateful — Applegate Genealogy

  1. Jamie Gates says:

    WOW–thank you! I’m from the Charlotte area (the boring Piedmont in the middle of the state)–I wish I could make it out to the Outer Banks more! That’s where it’s at (there and the Blue Ridge Parkway–it’s gorgeous in the fall!).

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    • ICT Graver says:

      If you ever make to Elizabeth City, feel free to pay my grandparents’ graves a visit: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20255867/allene-elnora-smith They are in the New Hollywood Cemetery. My grandmother’s father is a mystery although I have a Bastardy Bond for Dean Hassell where he agreed to pay the bond for the unborn child, but denied being the father. To make matters more confusing, he later married a cousin of my great grandmother’s so DNA testing won’t be too helpful. Throw in enough other cousins marrying in the East Lake area to muddy up DNA even more. Something tells me if I could DNA test everybody in East Lake that most would be a lot closer than expected.

      It’s on my Bucket List to visit my grandparents, but it’s a long trip from the middle of the country so it’s going to be a while. At the time I last visited (1974) North Carolina on the way to Portsmouth, Virginia for what would turn into Grandfather Smith’s funeral shortly after we got there, we stopped in the Outer Banks (Kitty Hawk/Nags Head) to visit some distant cousins, probably some of grandfather’s siblings or their children, on the way back. At the time, we drove through East Lake, but I didn’t know there was a connection as Dad never mentioned East Lake.


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