52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #16 – George Alex Lineberry

My mother’s grandfather was George Alex Lineberry (making him my great-grandfather). He was the 6th child/3rd son of Jacob P. and Piety Thomas Smith Lineberry, born February 3, 1844 in Grayson County, Virginia. Although my mother and her brothers moved to Virginia in February of 1922, she didn’t get to meet her grandfather because he […]

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks # 14 – Jacob P. Lineberry

Jacob P. Lineberry was my great-great-grandfather on my mother’s side. Jacob was actually the fifth known generation of sons named Jacob, although the original last name was Leyenberger. My great-grandfather’s name was George, but my grandfather also bore the name of Jacob Lineberry. He was born in Grayson County, Virginia in about 1806 to Jacob […]

52 Ancestors #4 – Rhoda Harmon Lineberry

My great-grandmother, Rhoda Harmon Lineberry, was one of eleven known children and the fifth daughter of Thomas Benjamin Harmon and Delilah Davis born about 1843 probably in Grayson County, Virginia, although her marriage record states she was born in Carroll County [her father was born and died in Grayson County so it would be a […]

52 Ancestors #2 – Jacob Lineberry’s 112th Anniversary

Although I hadn’t intended to write about my maternal grandfather, Jacob Lineberry, because my daughter, Kay, has written about him and I have included him obliquely in posts I’ve done, today would be his and Eva’s 112th wedding anniversary. So for the second in the series proposed by Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too […]

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #26 – Charles Davis

Charles Davis is my 4th great-grandfather on my mother’s side [Virginia Lineberry > Jacob Lineberry > Rhoda Harmon > Delila Davis > Morris Davis > Charles Davis]. I knew nothing about him other than his and his wife’s name, a birth date and an approximate death date and location. Early spellings of the last name […]

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – #25 Morris Davis

Morris Davis was my 3rd great-grandfather [my mother Virginia Lineberry Willis > Jacob Lineberry > Rhoda Harmon Lineberry > Delila Davis Harmon > Morris Davis]. As is the case for most of my more distant ancestors, I have more questions than I have document-supported answers. He was born in Virginia, perhaps in Wythe County, to […]

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