Saturday, November 16, 2019

Father of Larken Hensley of Virginia


Found in the Library of Virginia, this 1819 Scott County, Virginia, chancery court document names the father of Larken Hensley (c.1761- c.1805) as William Hensley.

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Both were from Washington County, VA.  
Scott County, VA, was formed from Washington County, VA, in 1815.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 11 - Patriot Day

 

in memory of those killed in the September 11 attacks in 2001
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Understanding dit names


Below is a link to a good article posted by The Drouin Institute that discusses the use of "dit names" commonly seen in French-Canadian family history records:

French-Canadian “dit names” and nicknames, by Fran├žois Desjardins

https://www.genealogiequebec.com/en/

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Susan (Underwood) Casteel of Macoupin Co., TN


Finally, I located an obituary for  Susan Underwood Casteel, wife of James M. Casteel, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Underwood.  Found in the FultonHistory.com historic newspapers collection, this article gives us a few new pieces information.  From census records, we knew she was born in May 1816 in Tennessee, but now we have a more specific date and the county in TN where her she was born.

14 July 1903
Carlinville Daily Enquirer
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Deed of Sale for Katherine Kolbush of Jamesburg NJ


The deed below not only shows the date of sale of Katherine Kolbush's home on Hooker Street in Jamesburg, but also states the date is was originally purchased by Alexander and Katherine (Kollain) Kolbush in 1945.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

A Victim of the Spanish Influenza


Anthony (Tony) Busch 
Born 28 Aug 1895 in Cuyohoga Co, Ohio
 son of Anthony J. & Mary A. (Tressel) Busch
Died 2 Oct 1918 at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama

Ohio, Soldiers Grave Registration Cards
 
 
 Cleveland Plain Dealer, 24 Oct 1918
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