My father’s biological parents story.

I have been o a mission to find my biological grand parents. For the last 5 years or so. DNA testing my whole family. With the help of expert we found his parents where Barbara Foss and Everett Uplinger. How did they meet I wondered, were they in love? After many email’s with Barbara’s nieces and nephew’s,I found she never married or had other kids. She had been thrown as a small child and had a brain injury. Her aunt Julia raised her after her mother passed away. Catherine Bofinger passed at 21 years old, 6 day’s after delivering her second child Betty Foss. Catherine was the youngest of 9 children.
San Francisco, 1917
Betty was adopted by the Harrow family and they moved to L.A. where she became a writer for day’s of our lives, and her daughter Susan Hayes became the star of the show marrying her leading man William Hayes.

She also never ha children of her own.
When I asked why Barbara had abandoned my father, like he had been told. Lois said that Barbara was sent to a home for unwed mother’s and she never saw the baby. they also said they didn’t know how she became pregnant, because she had a mind of a child and anyone would notice that after speaking with her. They never knew the father but suspected that she had been taken advantage of.Which isn’t what I wanted to hear or tell my father.

As I research more about Everett Uplinger, I found he worked at the Elks Club in Sacramento, as a instructor, he also competed in wrestling match’s in Reno. He was drafted and died aa a 1st LT in the US army.So he must have been very strong.He also never married or had any other kids. Now I’ trying to find pictures of him and learn more about his time in the military.

Amanda White, Craig, Uplinger, Docks.

Miss Amanda White was my 2nd great grandmother, on my fathers side. She was born on September 3, 1848, in Paris, Illinois, her father, John, was 33, and her mother, Margaret, was 30. Amanda was one of 7 siblings.

She married her first husband Henry Craig Sr. who was a civil war veteran, of the Minnesota Indian/Civil war, in 1867. He was 34 years old, and she was 18.

They had :

Henry seems left her to move to Toppensih, Washington State with his 6 brothers, in 1877.

The Craig brothers in Toppensih Washington.

She then married her second husband, Joesph Uplinger, 42 years old, July 1878. 8 months after the death of his first wife Elizabeth Price. Amanda was only 29 at the time. Raising her children 10-3 years old, along with her step children 13-4 years old.

Joesph had 9 children with his first wife, Elizabeth Price,

Elizabeth Price died Oct 12, 1877, she was 35 years old. Amanda and Joseph had

She had no children with her 3rd husband who she married when she was 50 years old, Hugh Docks 43 years old, was from Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland.He arrived in New Orleans 1878 he was 23 years old.

New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1963 

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NameHugh DoakDifferent
Arrival28 Dec 1878 United StatesDifferent
Birthabt 1855Different
DepartureLiverpool, EnglandNew

She died on October 17, 1927, in Republican City, Nebraska, at the age of 79, and was buried there. Hugh died 1933, at 79 years old.

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3 September 1848 • Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States

My 2nd great grandmother was 12 during the Civil War and 14 she lived in one of the states of the Confederacy in 1863 when President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Though Abraham Lincoln lost the Senate race, he became a household name because of the debates. He became even more popular when the talks were published, helping him win the presidential nomination just two years later in 1860. About 1860. Credit: Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000/Ancestry.com

Although the Lincoln-Douglas debates were wildly popular, Americans didn’t demand other political hopefuls partake in similar public discussions. The first official presidential debate wouldn’t be held until 1960, more than a century later. 1858, Illinois. Credit: Kean Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Mandania”Amanda” White lived in Collin, Texas, in 1860.

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1860 • Precinct 2, Collin, Texas, USA

Through a popular vote, Texas seceded from the Union on February 1, 1861, and joined the Confederate States a month later on March 2. When Governor Sam Houston refused to severe ties with the United States, he was driven from office. In his absence, Texans wasted no time—they replaced his seat and rallied behind the Confederate cause. By the year’s end, 25,000 men had enlisted. Together, they fought in every major battle throughout the war, while others remained on Texas soil to protect its vast coastlines and frontier. Invading Union forces attempted to block its seaboard, preventing crucial supplies from reaching Confederate front lines. With more and more settlers, Texas continued pushing further onto the ancestral homeland of the region’s Native Americans. Many soldiers marched to the frontier to continue expanding the state’s territorial reach. By the war’s end in 1865, 90,000 Texans had taken up arms against the Union.

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Many maritime battles were fought along the Texas coast. 1863, Texas. Credit: Print Collector/Hulton Archive/Print Collector/Getty Images

Her sister Sarah was born in 1861 in Illinois when “Amanda” was 13 years old, and in 1863 they lived in a Confederate state.When President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

The same plot that killed President Lincoln also included plans to murder Vice President Johnson and the secretary of state. Between 1908 and 1919. Credit: Library of Congress

By the 1920 census both Hugh and Amanda listed as themselves as widowed because of their previously married to others.

Amanda White died October 17, 1927, aged 79 years. She had thirty-four grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren

Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church in Republican City, and the remains were laid to rest in the Republican City cemetery.