Thursday, March 6, 2014

Exciting Times

     Even though I haven't written for a few days, I have been busy.   For twelve years I have been searching for the ancestry of my GGG-Grandfather, Elisha Gates.  Elisha's father passed away when he was only about 5.  His mother died six years later.  So by 1801, Elisha and his sister, Elizabeth were orphans. 
     Within the last month I have broken through the barrier in a big way.  I have been busy writing my findings along with documentation.  When I finish I will post the findings in this blog.  This has been an exciting week.  
     Within the last few days I have found wills and deeds which document four generations past Elisha.  I have ordered a book which details the life around the plantation where Elisha's ancestor was a servant.  I will keep you posted.  I used some Amazon gift cards to order the book. Thanks, Janie!



  1. Did you send away for the missing document today?

    1. Yes, I did and it will be nice to have, although, based on what I found today, I don't think I will need it.