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Montgomery Price: a second chance at parenting

Not surprisingly, the prompt for 52 Ancestors this week is Father. My father, Charles Leroy HEISER (1913-2001) was raised by his maternal grandparents, Gum and Sallie PRICE, after the death of his mother, Goldie Isabel PRICE HEISER (1893-1919).  Read about her here. After his mother died, Dad was separated from his sisters who went to […]

Daniel W. Heiser: he went so far away

The prompt for this week is So Far Away. My paternal grandfather, Dan HEISER, went so far away in the early 1900’s. Here’s the story. Daniel Wilbert HEISER was born 2 November 1882 in Mount Airy, Frederick County, Maryland. His parents, Joseph Henry HEISER, Sr. and Martha ROGERS HEISER, were native Marylanders, too. Dan was […]

Memorial Day: Phillip Martin – Farmer, Preacher, POW

The prompt for 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks is Memorial Day. Phillip MARTIN, my 2nd great-grandfather, was born 30 March 1831 to Joel E. MARTIN and Sarah GILL MARTIN. He was the 8th born of their 11 children.   Farming in his blood Joel was a planter/farmer, and Phillip followed in that line of work according to all […]

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