In 1663/64, my maternal 7th great-grandparents Thomas Holman and Abigail Rigby were married in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Source: Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to
New England 1620-1630, Volumes I-III (N.p.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society 2010), II: 975.] I am descended from their son John Holman.
In 1847, Dialtha Jane Owens, my paternal great-grandmother, was born in
. She died in 1893 and is buried at Alabama , in Hurricane Cemetery . [Source: Kelly Christian Priestly, " Claiborne Parish, Louisiana , Hurricane Cemetery ," transcription, USGenWeb Archives (http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/claiborne/cemeteries/hurrican.txt : accessed Claiborne Parish, Louisiana 12 Apr 2010), entry for Dialtha Owens Spurlock.]
This is a picture of her tombstone that I took while on a trip to
in 2007: Louisiana
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