Designated by Denomination

Renwick Cargill Smith (1840-1903) 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 3: Namesake Renwick Cargill "Ren" Smith in his Union Army uniform. PROMPT: Are you named for one of your ancestors? Do you have an ancestor who was named for someone else (either in the family or a well-known person?) Renwick Cargill Smith came by… Continue reading Designated by Denomination

On This Date: Marriage of John Wesley Laney and Cordelia Paris

John W. Laney and Cordelia Paris were married on October 15, 1877, in Greene County, Missouri. John and Cordelia Paris Laney were my great great-grandparents. John Wesley Laney's father, John Laney--my 3X great-grandfather John Wesley Laney's father, John Laney (1817-1894)--my 3X great-grandfather--and his brother, George Marion Laney (1829-1893), had relocated to Greene County, Missouri, from… Continue reading On This Date: Marriage of John Wesley Laney and Cordelia Paris