Category Archives: Ancestor Sketch

Research into the four family Lines, Roberts, Brown, Howell, and Darling.

Samuel Strain’s Will – 5 Dec 1840

Transcription TuesdayRoberts-Barnes, Lister, Strain lineTranscription[i] by Don Taylor Ancesstor #90 – Samuel Strain (1762-1845) This week, for “Transcription Tuesday,” I am transcribing the 1840 will of Samuel Strain. He is my 4th great-grandfather in my Roberts-Barnes-Lister-Strain family line. In his … Continue reading

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Bert Roberts – Living in Detroit, Michigan, from 1940 to 1949.

Roberts Research Roberts LineBy Don Taylor Bert and Essie were in Terre-Haute during the 1940 Census. In 1949, Bert died in a fiery truck accident while driving a truck near Elwood, Indiana. He lived and worked in Detroit, Michigan, at … Continue reading

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Jury Frees Grandpa Brown

Grandpa Brown In the News 90 Years Ago Today By Don Taylor I’m sure Grandpa Brown was worried and concerned about what the Grand Jury would find. It must have been a scary ten weeks between his being bound to … Continue reading

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Abbreviated Sketch –Thomas Valentine Rooney (1887-1960)

007-H(2) – The 2nd Husband of Madonna Mae Montran Brown-Montran Line Montran Married Roone By Don Taylor My research into my grandmother’s life has been filled with surprises. None so much as learning of her many marriages. She was married … Continue reading

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James Walter & Ohio’s Revolutionary War Roster.

Part 3 of 3 – of my Margaret Ann Swann – Do Over. Darling Research Darling-Swayze-Walter Line By Don Taylor (Part 1 is here.) (Part 2 is here.) The third source I want to examine is The Official Roster of the Soldiers … Continue reading

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