Category Archives: Amanuensis Monday

Amanuensis Monday is a selectable Category.  It consists of handwritten documents (deed, probate, pension application, naturalization, etc.) that I transcribe. Typically, I post an image of the document and my transcription/extract of the document.  I also provide citation information and discuss its importance to my ancestors.

Blackhurst Family Reunion – 1923

Amanuensis Monday By Don Taylor I don’t recall ever finding a newspaper article about a family reunion for my direct ancestors. I found an article on Ancestry.Com that mentioned my third great-grandparents, Stephen and Fanny (Taylor) Blackhurst. The article was … Continue reading

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Enlistment Papers – Enoch Mannin – 29 Aug 1863

Amanuensis Monday Brown Research 2017 Transcription by Don Taylor – 28 Jan 2017 [Page 1 of 3] Mannin, Enoch Reg’t:  Ky [Page 2 of 3 – Center (rotated 90 degrees right)] Enoch Mannin Volunteered at Olive Hill, KY August 29 … Continue reading

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Pension record – Patience A Roberts – Arrears of Widows Pension

Amanuensis Monday Extract by Don Taylor – 9 Jan 2017 It is always really nice when you find a document that confirms key vital facts.  The “Arrears of Widow’s Pension” used to determine the payment provides birthdates and a confirmation … Continue reading

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Pension – Asa Roberts – Death of Patience A. Roberts

Amanuensis Monday Pension – Asa Roberts – Death of Patience A. Roberts Transcription by Don Taylor 2 January 2017 _____OCT 15 1919_____ To the Chief, Finance Division: You are hereby notified that check #5120565 for $75 00/100 dated Oct 4 … Continue reading

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Patience A. Roberts – Birth Record

Amanuensis Monday From the Pension Files of Asa Roberts Transcription by Don Taylor 12/26/2016 STSTE [sic] OF ILLINOIS} COUNTY OF FRANKLIN} I PATIENCE A. ROBERTS (, OF SESSER, FRANKLIN COUNTY STATE OF ILLINOIS BEING DULY SWORN DOTH DEPOSE AND SAY, … Continue reading

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Amanuensis Monday – Pension of Asa Roberts – 1887-12-20

I love it when a document makes me reassess what I think I know. I recently received a copy of some of the documents regarding Patience Anna (Marshall) Roberts application for the pension of Asa Roberts. One of the documents … Continue reading

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Military Discharge of Asa E. Roberts

Amanuensis Monday T: To all whom it may concern: Know Ye, that Asa Roberts a Private of Captain ??mon’s Company (I) 31st thirty-first Regiment of Illinois Vols who was enrolled on the 15th fifteenth day of August one thousand eight … Continue reading

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Deed Transfer – Robert Bryan to Lewis Bryan

Amanuensis Monday – Howell Research – 3 April 1794 Transcription & Interpretation by Don Taylor [Source: Martin County Old Deed Records. Book C, Pages 248 and 249.] This Indenture made this the 3rd day of April in the year of … Continue reading

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List of Kings from the William King Scrapbook

William King Scrapbook Page 28 – List of Kings  Amanuensis Monday [We have a project at the Scarborough (Maine) Historical Society (SHS) where we are scanning and digitizing scrapbooks.  Most of the pages are newspaper clippings and other documents which … Continue reading

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Benjamin Hawkes Family – Births & Deaths

William King Scrapbook Page 36 – Benjamin Hawkes Family Amanuensis Monday [We have a project at the Scarborough (Maine) Historical Society (SHS) where we are scanning and digitizing scrapbooks.  Most of the pages are newspaper clippings and other documents that lend themselves … Continue reading

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