Saturday, February 19, 2011

On This Day: February 19

In 1663/64, my maternal 7th great-grandparents Thomas Holman and Abigail Rigby were married in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Source: Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1630, Volumes I-III (N.p.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society 2010), II: 975.] I am descended from their son John Holman.

In 1847, Dialtha Jane Owens, my paternal great-grandmother, was born in Alabama. She died in 1893 and is buried at Hurricane Cemetery, in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. [Source: Kelly Christian Priestly, "Hurricane Cemetery, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana," transcription, USGenWeb Archives ( : accessed 12 Apr 2010), entry for Dialtha Owens Spurlock.]

This is a picture of her tombstone that I took while on a trip to Louisiana in 2007:

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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