I've read numerous blog carnivals, but never thrown my hat in the ring. Today, I will in the 55th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic is to show and tell "about an heirloom, a special photo, a valuable document, or a significant person that is a very special part of your family history."
There were several qualifying items and people in my tree: the guy who was governor for a few weeks, the guy who was murdered over a woman and a horse, numerous Civil War veterans, many hard working folks who were good people without notoriety.
However, the subject of my show and tell is yours truly:
Earlier this year, I became a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.
My grandparents would have been very proud.
Like several Chickasaw citizens, we descend from James Logan Colbert. For family members playing along, the line goes like this:
James Logan Colbert > Major James Colbert > James Isaac Colbert Jr. > Christopher Columbus Colbert > Carrie Colbert > Frankie Jones > my grandma > my dad > me!