Using the federal Census to track family members, marriages

...rather lax; so the name Hannah had several phonetic spellings, but the F. was always with it. I even found her parents, Abraham M. Weaver and Mary Jane, who lived two houses from Gilliam and Frances in the 1870 census.A cousin told me later that Hannah...

Halloween has message for Christians

...point: "But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him." (Luke...

Cardinals' Abraham charged with DUI

...Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham was arrested on a drunken driving charge a month ago in the Atlanta area.Abraham has been absent from the team's...June 29 and released the same day.Abraham was driving a black, 2013 Dodge Challenger...

Augusta Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha

...the hajj to Mecca. It also commemorates Abraham's willingness to slay his son Ishmael...and we remember the story of the prophet Abraham and the sacrifice of Ishmael," said...Ishmael's response to his father."Abraham said to Ishmael in the Quran, 'My son...

Muslims observe holiday

...Augusta on Thursday to celebrate Eid al-Adha, also called the Feast of Sacrifice.The holiday celebrates the willingness of Abraham to submit to God's will by sacrificing his son, before God intervened. Read more about the holiday in Your Faith.

Faith on Their Sleeves: What do rabbi's garments mean?

...but ram is the traditional source. It recalls the story of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis, in which God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son, then spared him by providing Abraham with a sacrificial ram. It is a reminder for Jews to repent...

Rants & Raves

...chapters unveiled a beautiful new grave marker in the Daniel Marshall family cemetery in Columbia County. Marshall and his sons Abraham, John, Zacchaeus, Levi and Joseph fought in the Revolutionary War. To see so many people standing in the rain with heads...

Augusta-born Bernanke, in new memoir, recalls Lehman's 'surreal' failure

...they were both "nerdy."- During his darker days during the economic crisis, Bernanke found solace in a quotation from Abraham Lincoln given to him by the Fed's parking garage manager. Written on a 3-by-5 card and placed next to his computer screen...

Narcissa Whitman answered God's call despite obstacles and changed the world

...preacher. Together, Dr. and Mrs. Whitman set out on an epic 4,000-mile trip in a covered wagon to go to a land that, like Abraham, they didn't know.They were the first to travel on what became known as the Oregon Trail. She was the first pioneer woman...

Know Civil War's cause

...slavery, as our Founders did.Washington missed his prediction by 27 years: The Union dissolved 73 years later, not 100. Abraham Lincoln, by some divine miracle, was on the scene to preserve the unity of our great country.In the end, in April 1865...