Where was our family in the Civil war?

The most divisive conflict in our nations history (except perhaps for Bush vs Gore of 2000). Where was our family during that contentious time? Right in the middle of it – well, some of us. Many of the Thompson-Hayward-Snypes-Moore ancestors were ‘tweeners’, too young or too old to participate directly in the conflict. Still, with […]

Snypes Family – did you know?

While surfing over at ancestry.com I discovered the Tennessee marriage license for Sherman Cleveland Snypes and Pearl Willis. What I find most interesting…well I’ll come back to that. What I find interesting is the premise of the license: In Tennessee in 1921, you signed a bond for $1250.00. If a lawful cause was ever found […]