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  • Ben Robertson (1903 - 1943)
    ) Benjamin Franklin Robertson, Jr., better known as Ben Robertson (1903–1943), was an American author, journalist and World War II war correspondent. He is best known for his memoir Red Hills and C...
  • Arthur Rose Guerard (1851 - 1937)
    Arthur Rose Guerard was the son of Octavius Jacob Guerard and Amelia L. Rose. He was a direct descendant of Jacques Guerard, a French Huguenot who brought his family to the Charles Town area of South...
  • Robert Parrish (1916 - 1995)
    Robert R. Parrish (January 4, 1916 – December 4, 1995) was an American film director, editor and writer and former child actor. He received an Academy Award for Film Editing for his contribution to...
  • Eugenia Dorothy "Dolly" Lamar (1867 - 1955)
    Eugenia Dorothy "Dolly" Blount Lamar wrote a memoir chronicling the career of her father, congressman James Blount, as a voice for the disenfranchised South in Congress following the Civil War. [Euge...
  • Sherwood Anderson (1876 - 1941)
    Sherwood Anderson (September 13, 1876 – March 8, 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Self-educated, he rose to become a successful copy...

Please add your memory making ancestors to this project.

Writing a life story is "the invention of me" - and an unreliable source for genealogists.

"A memoir," says Gore Vidal, "is how one remembers one's own life, while an autobiography is history, requiring research, dates, facts double-checked. In a memoir it isn't the end of the world if your memory tricks you and your dates are off by a week or a month as long as you honestly try to tell the truth" (Palimpsest: A Memoir, 1995).

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