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In March, my Mom and I embarked upon a hunt for the John Johnston family cemetery. http://www.philayres.com/johnston-family-bell-witch-legacy/. John Johnston is my 4th great grandfather. For many years, I have heard rumors about where John Johnston is buried. In March, 2016, while I was in town in Nashville, we set out on our mission. The Johnston […]
I am currently reading “Future Crimes” by Mark Goldman. Fascinating book. Early in the book, the author points out that if you read it, there is no going back. I believe it. It’s true. Sure, over time, we have all heard about the myriad of cyber attacks, exposing credit card and highly personal information. But, this […]
From Goodspeeds History of Robertson County:
From the Porter Family Bible – the Porter family of Robertson County, TN. This Bible was owned by Grace Randolph Porter.
James Johnston was known as “Old Sugar Mouth” of Bell Witch fame. He was born September 16, 1759 and died April 22, 1850, in Robertson County, Tennessee. Spouse: Rebecca Porter (12/22/1759-1802). Married: 7/5/1780 (Daughter of David Porter and Mary Thompson) Jane Greer: Married 12/30/1803. No children. Bio: James Johnston came to Robertson County, in 1800. […]
Another week brings another noteworthy update launched by Google around mobile search listings. This update introduces breadcrumbs and site names into Google’s mobile results. For Google, this is a continued part of improving the usability of their mobile search results. For brands, it means a couple of new areas to potentially make updates to ensure […]
I have a house that was built in 1991. And, I imagine that the sprinkler system is probably from that era, as well. It always bothers me when it rains and I think about turning my sprinkler system off – when I am not around to actually do it! Some units sold today have a […]
I have been working on a Bell Witch map – highlighting particular points of interest in the Bell Witch legend. I have a particularly keen sense of interest in this legend, given my genealogical connection.
I am always looking for small ways to save money with stuff around the house. It always kills me that people will get up at 3 a.m. on Black Friday to save $75 on a television but they won’t do the little things that save real money. It is in that spirit that I went […]
About Phil Ayres
Phil Ayres is the Director of Marketing for Travelocity.com in Dallas, TX. Prior to Travelocity, I ran Affiliates & SEO at Hotels.com for 4 years and worked with a bunch of other online companies.
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