The Patriot

I have tried for the past 3 days to blog. I will start something, then my perfectionism kicks in & I delete the whole post. LOL! The heat has been in the 100s for the last 3 days, today is still very hot, only in the 90s ha!

Last night my husband & I watched The Patriot with Mel Gibson & Heath Ledger.  Oh what a great movie!  We DVR’d it from the 4th of July Independence marathon.  It had pop-up’s telling about the war & the movie.  Very good!!  I recently found some documents on & on the DAR website ( about my ancestors Thomas Horton Sr., Thomas Horton Jr., Nathaniel Flint, Jonathan Flint, Elisha Wood & Henry Amidon.  All 6 of these men are from my great grandmother Viola Rebecca Neff’s line, spilt between Garner & Neff lines.

Thomas Horton Sr, Thomas Horton Jr & Elisha Wood’s connection is Clarinda Wood line, she married Jeremiah Garner, and their oldest son was my 3rd great grandfather Charles M. Garner who served in the US Civil War and died in Salisbury Prison in North Carolina.  Charles Garner married Mary Conley, they had two children before Charles died in the Civil War.  Albert Garner & Harriet Amelia Garner.

Harriet married James G. Neff. What bums me out on this is her death certificate says her father was Chine Daniels.  Her marriage record on 3 July 1880 in Dryden, Lapeer County, MI; they don’t have birth parents names & it looks like Gainer not Garner.  They divorced in 1912 in Shiawassee County, MI and remarried on 26 Nov 1914  in Corunna, Shiawassee County, MI and on that one it says her parents are Charles Garner & Mary Conley. Yipee!! It’s the very last entry on the document to the left.

Nathaniel & Jonathan Flint & Henry Amidon come from James G. Neff’s line.  James Gilbert Neff was the son of James C. Neff (aka: Calvin C. Neff) and Julia Henderson.  James C. Neff is the son of James Neff & Anna Flint.  Anna Flint is the daughter of Jonathan Flint & Mary Amidon.  Both of them had father’s in the Revolutionary War, Nathaniel Flint father of Jonathan and Henry Amidon.  Now off to prove it all so I can join Daughter’s of American Revolution!! 🙂

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