It seems like everyone in the family is brick-walled on Peter Timmons (b. 1813). He is my 4x-great-grandfather. Some say his father was John, others say Peter Sr. I posted back in January about his ties to the Virginia Military District and I’ve been digging ever since. Now I have a new working theory.
One of the “brick wall” ancestors on my family tree is Peter Timmons, born in about 1813 in Ohio. There is a lot of conflicting information out there about his name, his birth place, and his parents. I think I’ve made some headway…
I’m supposed to be getting all my Scottish research ready for my trip, but I get onto ancestry.com, one thing leads to another and pretty soon I’m following a lead on some entirely different branch of the family.
Today is Memorial Day so it seems fitting that this post will conclude my exploration of my ancestor Salathiel Timmons and his Civil War pension application. Salathiel filed for his pension in September 1882. It took 18 months to process his application, and in the end it was approved. It was not a sure thing by any […]
When we last left off, Salathiel was in General Hospital Number 15 in Nashville, Tennesse under the care of Dr. William M. Chambers. Salathiel knew Dr. Chambers before the war, and continued to receive treatment from him even after the war. It seems odd to me that Salathiel would magically end up in the care […]