Category Archives: McCALL

TREE OF ME


This is only the Pickens side up. It shows the family I discussed on Treasure Chest Thursday.

Pickens tree from me

TOMBSTONE TUESDAY…..MCCALL/DISMUKE FAMILY IN GEORGIA


NANCY J MCCALL DISMUKE

Nancy was the daughter of Joseph McCall and Mary Drenan. Her brother John R. McCall was my 2nd great-grandfather.

After my Georgia trip, I felt compelled to post some of my favorite headstones. There is something haunting, yet serene about old cemeteries, and I really enjoyed being able to trample through some on the backroads of Georgia. I came across four different cemeteries while on my travels. I knew I would more than likely, not find any relatives. However, I did find some familiar names. Just like Drenan, the Dismuke and Dismukes names are sometimes interchanged.

E W Dismukes

From what I understand, my ggg grandmother Mary Drenan ( sometimes Drennan or Drennon ) , was of the Dismukes family. She married Joseph McCall Nov 7, 1850 in Muscogee County. Their two daughters, Emma E and Nancy J. also married into the Dismukes family. Nancy married Joseph T Dismukes. They are located in the 1880 census in Webster County and the 1900 census in Irwinville, Irwin County Georgia. It is said that Joseph McCall died from wounds sustained at Chickamauga.

Attached is a page from Memoirs of Georgia Vol II

Clem E. Cheatham of Dawson he entered the medical college of Georgia, Augusta, from which he graduated, Dr. H. V. M. Miller, now of Atlanta, being then a member of the faculty. After graduating he located in that part of Lee now included in Terrell county, near the present site of Dawson. He practiced there two years and then moved to his present location then known as “Hardmoney,” now Weston. Early in the war between the states he enlisted as a private in Company K, Seventeenth Georgia regiment, but soon afterward was commissioned as assistant surgeon, in which capacity he served until the surrender. He was present at the seven days’ fight around Richmond, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, and the siege of Petersburg. On his return home after the war he resumed the practice of his profession, in which he has been successful, his patronage extending for miles around, even into adjoining counties. Dr. Dismukes was married in 1868 to Miss Nancy J., born and reared in Talbot county, Ga., daughter of Joseph and Mary (Drennin) McCall. Her father was killed in the battle at Kennesaw Mountain, and her mother is a member of Dr. Dismuke’s family. To Dr. and Mrs. Dismukes nine children have been born: Alice, wife of John Sims; William J., merchant, Weston; Forrest S., Coffee county; twin sister of Forrest, died in infancy; Robert Toombs; H. M.; Charles D.; Z. C.; and M. G., these last five at home. Dr. Dismukes is a democrat, and himself and wife are members of the Methodist church, of which he is a trustee.
(Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, 1895)
Submitted by Cathy Danielson

MEMORIALIZED IN STONE

MEMORIALIZED IN STONE

COMMON MONUMENTS FOR UNCOMMON VALOR

Whenever I visit a cemetery, I look for those of veterans. Whether it be the American Revolution or a more recent engagement, those who served our country, deserve our gratitude. Here are some headstones of those who served from local cemeteries. Remember them today, especially on Memorial Day and every day.

THEOLOGICAL THURSDAY…..FINDING OF BIBLES


Do you know the faith of your ancestors?

I am sure many of us who are interested in family history, have inherited a bible or two. Or, perhaps five! Looking for information contained in those bibles can be more interesting than that of the age of the bible itself. Some websites are devoted to people reuniting them to their long lost family bibles.

FAMILY BIBLES

Tattered and torn, put away in the bookcase, I look at them every now and then. Still hoping to find some lost scrap of paper or handwritten notes on the pages of information on births, marriages and deaths.

I have one I can not identify who the owner was, and the others are from Ewing and McCall sides. I have some copied pages from the Ewing side that a cousin had researched that connect me to Alexander Ewing, the Patriot.

Have you strayed from what your ancestors believed? Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Wesleyan Methodist, Pentecostal, Judaism,Quakers or even Lutheran. Many times, religion was the community in which you lived. Now, there may be up to a dozen different faiths all in the same town. Most religion carried through the generations. You can see this at most church cemeteries. I am interested if you carried your family faith to your generation.

Military Monday…..our family heroes


I don’t come from what you would call a ” military family “

but, we have lots of family members who have served their country.

Hershel Pickens Enlistment

In doing my family research, I was most fascinated to learn of ancestors who fought in the American Revolution. Alexander Ewing for instance, on my mothers side.He was in Pennsylvania during the Revolution. I have since found other ancestors on each side that helped establish our country. I am quite proud of that fact.

In the civil war, my third great-grandfather, Joseph McCall was an Irish Immigrant. He came to America somewhere between 1829-1849. He married in Georgia, and fought in the 46th Georgia Regiment.

My father was enlisted in the Air Force. He was a photographer while enlisted, and took photos of plane events, such as recording plane crashes. He also played on the basketball team.

My mom’s brother, Albert Dean was in the US Marines. His son,  Bill Dean, was in the US Navy.

My grandmother’s brother, Thomas E. Ewing was in the US Army, during WW II. He enlisted June 9, 1942.

Aircraft photo by Hershel Pickens

Thomas Ewing, United States Army

Hershel Pickens Air Force Collage

Albert Dean USMC

MOTHER’S DAY REMEMBRANCES


THESE ARE SOME MOTHER’S DAY CARDS I FOUND IN

GRANDMA’S THINGS, CARDS FROM MY PARENTS TO

THEIR MOMS.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! TO MY MOM AND MOTHER-IN-LAW

CIRCA 1950′S

BLANCHE EWING DEAN AND MAMIE MCCALL PICKENS

WISHING MY MOTHER AND MOTHER IN LAW THE BEST MOTHER’S DAY EVER!

MY MOTHER

ALBERTA LOUISE DEAN PICKENS

LOUISE PICKENS MY MOM

MY MOM HAS BEEN AT THE HOSPITAL WITH MY DAD SINCE THURSDAY. WE ARE MAKING LUNCH FOR MARY NELLE WITH BROTHER SEAN AND SISTER SHANNON, AND DAD, THEN TAKING LUNCH TO MY MOM AND DAD AT HOSPITAL. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US MARY NELLE!!!!! YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!

MY MOTHER-IN-LAW

MARY NELLE SMITH BLACK

MARY NELLE SMITH BLACK

THE BEST MOMS IN THE WORLD!!! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY 2012!!!

WEDDING WEDNESDAY


WHO KNEW THAT TWELVE YEARS LATER THEY WOULD MEET?

My grandmother Mamie McCall and my grandfather Harvey Pickens. Mamie was 6 in this picture, which would make it 1916. My Papa looks to be about 12 or more. He was born in 1901, so these pictures were taken close to the same time. They were married in 1931 and were together 53 years, until my grandfather passed away in 1984. They never made a big deal about their 50th anniversary, nor did we know at that time when it was. THey had two children, my father Hershel Harvey Pickens and Ann Marie Pickens, and six grandchildren.

I regret I do not have a wedding picture or marriage certificate. I am going to request a marriage certificate from the state of Florida.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 72 other followers

%d bloggers like this: