Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

I have been studying my Appling ancestors and have found William Appling (the father of Dr F B Appling) in the 1860 Mortality Schedule for Tuscaloosa Co, AL. He is the first ancestor that I have ever found in a Mortality Schedule, so it’s kinda exciting! He is listed in the Index from Ancestry, so I don’t have the actual image, yet. I’m hoping it will soon turn up at the FamilySearch Record Search site.

I have also tracked William Appling back to the 1800 Federal Census. That makes him my earliest documented ancestor. I have him (I think) in the 1790 census, but he is listed with the household of his dad Joel Appling and I don’t have any sources right now to prove Joel is his father.

The 2008 Genea-Blogger Group Games will soon begin! Sounds like a lot of fun… and a lot of work, too! I want to compete (is there a trip to the Great Wall for the winners?), hopefully I’ll have time. Now where are those old sneakers of mine…


One thought on “The first time for this source

  1. onepointintime says:

    Genea-Blogger Games? Hmm, what’s that? Does sound interesting.



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