You’ve Gone Home and Don’t Know It.
Archives | 02/25/2011
A professor at LaGrange College came in one day to research his family tree. When he came to teach in LaGrange, an uncle of his told him “You’ve gone home, and you don’t even know it!” So, he wanted to find out if , indeed his ancestors had lived in Troup County. We found his great grandfather as a young man along with his parents in Troup County in 1850. We also found the ancestor’s marriage, here. In checking local deeds and state census records, we discovered the origins of the family in East Georgia. In checking some of the published records we have of that county, we found a marriage record for his great-great grandparents and a will of his great-great-great grandparents. We then found that the third great grandmother had drawn land in the 1827 lottery as the widow of a Revolutionary soldier. He had not known any of this, and with what we found here and documents he had on the most recent generations of his family, we were able to help him fill out an application for and successfully gain admittance into the Sons of the American Revolution. He just came to see if he could confirm that some of his ancestors lived here and ended up tracing back to the beginning of our nation, through his Troup County family.