Sunday, February 4, 2024

Casteel Bounty Land Warrant

 Bounty Land Warrant issued to Agnes Casteel, widow of Abednego Casteel, for his service in the War of 1812.


Reverse side:

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

James H Compton 1870-1895


James H Compton of Knoxville TN

Married Martha (Mattie) M  Casteel 

on 25 December 1892 in Knoxville, Knox, TN

The Journal and Tribune

07 Oct 1895



Monday, January 24, 2022

Thursday, August 19, 2021

1808 Baptism Record of Gertrude Kraft


From the Segenthau Catholic Church record books:

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Our 4th G-grandmother, Gertrude Kraft, baptized 9 Mar 1808; daughter of Franz Joseph Kraft & Eva Taub

Married Johann Wild in Segenthau on 24 Jan 1830.

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Friday, May 21, 2021

1793 Will of John Underwood


Will of John Underwood (d. 1811) of Surry County, North Carolina.

(source: North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970)

Will dated 25 Aug 1793 & presented to court May 1811.

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Family Search Hints

It is helpful to add your tree information into the FamilySearch Family Tree.  Today I received an email from FamilySearch which had a hint linked to my Great Grandfather Anton Sotsz.  It contained an image of a document I had not previously seen.

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This index card matches his Naturalization Certificate which we located in some old family papers.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Grace Susan (Casteel) Calhoon 1884-1950


 Grace Susan Casteel

Daughter of James Polk & Arra (Bacon) Casteel 

Wife of  Alvin Otis Calhoon

Although I have not located a marriage record for them, the date of their wedding is noted in her obituary published in The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL) 4 Apr 1950.

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

1700 Burial record for Gabriel Gibault dit Poitevin

Gabriel Gibault dit Poitevin (also seen in records as Gibeau Potvin)

Born in France c. 1642

Died in Montreal 13 Oct 1700; buried in Notre-Dame-de-Montreal 14 Oct 1700

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Obituary Notice for John J Busch Sr of Cleveland OH


 John J Busch, Sr.


 Cleveland Plain Dealer; 14 Feb 1924

Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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