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.

Memories of Martha Barnes Conner

Nelson Barnes and Mercy Eliza Taft Amanuensis Monday By Don Taylor It is always amazing when you can find the voice of an ancestor. Thanks to Timothy Foulkes’ contribution to Family Search of the “History of Martha Barnes Conner,” we … Continue reading

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Virginia Memory Chancery Records Index

John P. Williams vs Admr of John P. Price – Case: 1836-011 Peter Howell Deposition Amanuensis Monday Finding records for ancestors in antebellum Virginia are always a treasure.  One of my favorite record sets is the Chancery Records Index available through Virginia … Continue reading

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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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