Archive for October, 2008

Among His Ancestors – Quote by Helen Keller

 “There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors,
and no slave who has not had a king among his.”,
Helen Keller




GENEALOGY ACTIVITY: Does anything about your family history surprise you?

Take a moment to think about something unique, funny or interesting about your memories or family stories.

OR take some time to talk to friends or family members.

Write down a memorable memory or event that you want to be preserved or passed down. Save it in your scrapbook, photo book, journal or blog. You may decorate the entry with clip art, personal photos, glitter or other artistic designs..have fun!

October 27, 2008 at 9:15 pm 3 comments

1918: Pettis Fort (Mobile, Alabama)

Draft Registration Card #3415

Name: Pettis Ford
Permanent Home Address: 400 North Claiborne Mobile Ala
Age: 37
Date of Birth: July 27, 1881
Race: Negro, Native Born
Occupation: Laborer
Employer: Ames Transfer Company
Place of Employment: Royal Box State S?? Mobile Ala
Nearest Relative: Adelona “Addie” Ford (wife). (Maiden name is CURTIS)
Permanent Home Address: 400 North Claiborne Mobile Ala
Signed X Pettis Ford, his mark

Build: Medium
Height: Medium
Color of Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Disabilities/Impairments: None

Certified By: CD Showhan 9/02/1918

Source: Ancestry Library Edition

Note: I am researching my great-grandfather Pettus Fort (Ford), who resided in Dallas County and Jefferson County, Alabama. Any information on Pettus Ford/Fort or relations is much appreciated!


WWI Draft Registration Card Pettis Ford

October 27, 2008 at 9:08 pm 1 comment

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