When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Celebration Sunday~Genealogy Happy Dance!

You know the dance. You know you've done it. The one every researcher does after finding something new. The one where you want to jump up and down and shout to everyone around that you found the document, contacted a cousin who has the family Bible, made a DNA connection or found a whole new branch to your tree. The one that is met with glazed stares and eye rolls.
                                                          Celebration Sunday is a place to share your discoveries. 
This is a weekly series to enable everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. This can be done by scrolling down and adding your story to the comments section. You may also put a link to a blog post.

My Happy Dance This Week: 
 While researching my maternal Roberts line I discovered a Revolutionary War Pension file for my 5th great grandfather Philip Roberts (1763-1854). Moving to Kentucky from SC after the war, Philip applied for a pension to help with financial difficulties in 1832. In his application, he gave his birth date and place and wrote about his service with General Francis Marion. 
Also included in the file was the proof of marriage to his second wife Sarah (Hall) Daniels Roberts (1785-between 1870-1880) when she applied for a widow's pension after Philip's death. 
Wow! So much information in this record. It even has his signature. 
Can't stop dancing! What did you discover this week?

                                                                                           Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!

Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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