Living with Loss

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 12: Loss PROMPT: Loss is universal. There are many ways to explore this theme, whether it's the loss of a loved one, a livelihood, freedom. You could take a research-based angle on it and talk about the loss of records where your ancestors lived.  John Wallace Cathcart II… Continue reading Living with Loss

On This Day: Birth of Robert Beattie Cathcart

Robert Beattie Cathcart was born on October 2, 1820, in Rocky Creek, South Carolina. He was my great great grandfather. Robert Beattie Cathcart was one of nine children born to John Cathcart (1789-1864) and Mary Harper (1789-1873), who were each born and raised in County Antrim, Ireland. The couple and their two small children immigrated… Continue reading On This Day: Birth of Robert Beattie Cathcart