Aunt Eva’s Hands

This is the first photograph that I ever saw of my grandfather, Ralph James. A post about family, intrinsic ties, and the limitations of knowing our relatives only through documents. #52ancestors

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Nathaniel Kelly, son of John and Elizabeth: Who’s The Daddy, Part 3

Candidate #3 on my list of potential 3rd great-grandfathers is Nathaniel Kelly, son of John Kelly and his first wife, Elizabeth Loar or Lohr. Nathaniel Kelly was born January 13, 1806, in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He married Margaret Smith in Logan County, Ohio, on June 30, 1831, at the age of 25. …