Category Archives: Miles Lassiter

Kate Lassiter, World War II Army Special Services, and how Social Media helped solve a question

Kate Lassiter (1906-2006) was a great granddaughter of Miles Lassiter, of Randolph County, North Carolina (Williams, 2011). Among Kate Lassiter’s pictures was one of her in uniform. She was Kate Lassiter Trent at that time. She had told me that … Continue reading

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Finding LauryAnn Elizabeth Williams Sellers, or the benefits of sharing your research.

Often people tell me that they are researching their family history so that they can pass it on to their children and share it with family members.  Fantastic! Admirable! But I always encourage them to go one step further. Share … Continue reading

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Private Percy Walter Phillips, World War I Veteran

Currently, the North Carolina Museum of History is featuring an exhibit, “North Carolina and World War I (http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/exhibits/NC-World-War-One),” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of what was called, “the War to end all wars.” My grand uncle, Percy … Continue reading

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How DNA helped reunite family members

Almost a year ago I was contacted by a woman, Jennifer Jackson,  who noted in AncestryDNA that she was a match for someone whose account I was administering, Aveus Lassiter Edmondson, my second cousin 3x removed. In looking at all … Continue reading

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Uwharrie Friends Meeting

On Saturday, 18 February 2017, Daniel Thornburg, of Asheboro, Randolph County, NC, brought the photo of the Uwharrie Friends Meeting that was once located along what is now Lassiter Mill Road, just south of the present-day Science Hill Friends Meeting. … Continue reading

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From the Randolph County Bastardy Bonds, 1786-1918

From the Bastardy Bonds, Randolph County, NC: Vidales, C. L, Cates, L. & Winslow Donahue, P. (2012). Bastardy Bond Abstracts and Related Records, 1786-1918. Asheboro, NC: Randolph County Genealogical Society. Bastardy Bonds were the state’s way of insuring that babies born out of wedlock … Continue reading

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Sojourner K Rolle — a Lassiter Descendant

I don’t consider myself technologically challenged, but sometimes I just can’t be bothered. So I hadn’t bothered to move to Messenger no matter how many times Facebook said I should. Its promises of free texting weren’t an incentive because I … Continue reading

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Seeking the Dunson/Dunston connection

Last Saturday, 15 Oct, I hosted a genealogy table at the 8th annual American Indian Festival at Patuxent River Park, in Upper Marlboro, MD. I have had a table every year but one, the year my daughter had emergency gall … Continue reading

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Serendipity leads to more connections

Last weekend I was supposed to be in Randolph County for a book signing, but due to issues at home I was unable to arrange that.  I called the Randolph Room at the library to explain the delay. During the … Continue reading

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Baltimore AAHGS Meeting Saturday 10 September 2016

I will be speaking about Miles Lassiter and Strieby this Saturday, 10 September 2016 at the BAAHGS Meeting. BAAHGS/Agnes Kane Callum Chapter meets at the Northwood Pratt Library, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21218. They are on the Southwest … Continue reading

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