Monthly Archives: November 2017

Sometimes the Census Taker is Wrong & Andrew Martin Darling

Sometimes the Census Taker is Wrong By Don Taylor I’ve been having many roadblocks in my Abner Darling (1780-1839) research. Enough so that I decided to take a step back and look at Abner Darling’s descendants much more closely. The first … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial DNA and Minerva Ann (Tolliver) Mannin

By Don Taylor One of the great controversies in my genealogical efforts is in my Brown/Manning ancestors and relates to the parentage of Minerva Ann (Tolliver) Mannin. I know quite a bit about Minerva. She was born in Carter County, … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Hall Elementary – 6th Grade

Schools I’ve Attended My Life Those Places Thursday By Don Taylor My mother married Budgar (Edgar J. Matson) on 8 December 1961 in Webster, South Dakota. We celebrated the following Christmas at the Spring Lake Park house. I remember Budgar’s … Continue reading

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The name is different but the same.

Darling/Huber/Trumpi Line By Don Taylor The mother of great-grand uncle Ernest Lorraine Trumpy [Trümpi] has long been a question. His father, Bernard Trümpi has long been known, but his mother has been something of a mystery. You see, family oral … Continue reading

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Abner Darling in the 1800 Census.

Darling Line By Don Taylor I’ve felt pretty solid that Abner Darling (b. 1780)’s father was Abner Darling (b. 1747). A little less so that his father was Ebenezer. On the other side of the tree, I am confident that … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Dennis F. Murphy (c. 1845-1890)

By Don Taylor Born of Irish immigrants, Dennis Murphy had a rough childhood. He enlisted and went to war at a young age. He returned from the war and worked.  He married at about 40 years old, had three children, … Continue reading

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Death of a Child Provides Clue to Grandparents.

Whitten Project By Don Taylor One of the most difficult “brick walls” I see is when several people about the same age are living in the same place. I had been struggling with Dennis Murphy, who was married to Margaret … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Nimrod Lister (c. 1826-c. 1890)

Roberts Line By Don Taylor I always feel frustrated when I am unable to find an ancestor in all of the census records. Such is the case with Nimrod Lister.  I found him in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 Census records … Continue reading

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