Catharina Weidner at the Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata Cloister

  My 7th great-grandmother, Catharina (Schneider) Weidner, moved to the community at the Ephrata Cloister, along with her young children, after the death of her husband. The Ephrata Cloister, in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1732.  It was a religious community, founded by German immigrants.  They were semi-monastic, with a monastery and […]

Blount County, Tennessee Court Minutes

Blount County, Tennessee Court Minutes

Blount County, Tennessee County Court Minutes Book 2 1814-1817 is a book that I recently added to my personal collection.  I briefly consulted it while researching in the McClung Collection in Knoxville a few weeks ago, but quickly realized that I would be better off buying the book than trying to make copies. Robert Kendrick, my fourth great-grandfather, […]

James Alexander Deeds in Burke Co NC

Burke County North Carolina Deeds

When I was at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City in 2013, I found a book called  Burke County, NC, Deeds Registered 1804-1813. Burke County’s deed books were destroyed in 1865.  This book is an “alphabetical list of conveyances registered at County Court. . .and covers sessions of January 1804 through October 1813.” […]

Some Buncombe County Death Notices

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    This is part of an occasional series in which  I process information from a book called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index. I consulted this book  last year at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  I have lots of people from in and around Asheville, […]

Researching in First Families of Tennessee Files

First Families of Tennessee

A few weeks ago, I spent some time visiting the McClung Collection at the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville. The first thing I looked at was the index to the First Families of Tennessee application files. I’ve written before about using DAR applications as a source, but this was a bit different, since I […]

Hawkins County, Tennessee 1810 Tax List

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Using a Tax List as a Census Substitute I have at least three lines who were in Hawkins County, Tennessee in the early 1800s.  The 1810 census for Tennessee, unfortunately, has been lost, 1 so tax lists serve as a census substitute, at least for males age 21 and over. Transcription Hawkins County Loudebacks Company […]

Some Alexander Death Notices

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  This is part of an occasional series in which  I process information from a book called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index. I consulted this book  last year at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  I have lots of people from in and around Asheville, so […]

Death Certificate of Francis Marion Kendrick (1844-1932)

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Francis Marion Kendrick, my 2nd great-grandfather, died 6 November 1932 in Militia District 1011, Murray County, Ga., according to his death certificate. Transcript In the transcription below, boldface indicates the words penned into the pre-printed form: “Certificate of Death, Georgia State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.” PLACE OF DEATH County                                                            Murray Militia District […]

Some Buncombe County Marriage Notices

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I‘ve been working through a book I found at the Family History Library called Marriage and Death Notices from Extant Asheville, N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870 An Index, going through page by page and analyzing the information found.  Today, I reviewed several pages, which included Alexander, Brooksher, Burgin, Cunningham, Davidson, Deboard, Hemphill, and Lytle (there were more names, but these […]