Category Archives: Brown

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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Top 10 Surnames in my Roberts-Brown Research

Roberts-Brown-2017 Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Surname Saturday By Don Taylor In a recent “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun,” Randy Seaver suggested we look at our surname list. My Roberts-Brown tree has 6,084 individuals. I manage the tree using Family Tree Maker … Continue reading

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Where my Ancestors were 100 years ago.

Mappy Monday By Don Taylor Randy Seaver in his blog, Genea-Musings suggested that we look at where our ancestors were 100 years ago. I thought I’d take a stab at it more from a location perspective. In October 1917, my … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Ezra Sanford (1792-1855)

52 Ancestors – Week 198 Brown-Sanford Line By Don Taylor Ezra Sanford was an American pioneer. Born in Vermont, after he received an inheritance from his father’s death, he headed west to settle in western New York. After a few … Continue reading

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Probate Record – Ezra Sanford – Sales Paper – Part 2 of 2

Transcription Tuesday Brown/Sanford Transcription by Don Taylor This week, for “Transcription Tuesday,” I continue looking at the Probate Record for Ezra Sanford of Bennington County, Vermont[i], who died in 1813. The “Sales Papers” consisted of a cover page and two … Continue reading

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Probate Record – Ezra Sanford – Sales Paper – Part 1 of 2

Transcription Tuesday Brown/Sanford Transcription by Don Taylor This week, for “Transcription Tuesday,” I am looking at the Probate Record for Ezra Sanford of Bennington County, Vermont[i], who died in 1813. The “Sales Papers” consisted of a cover page and two … Continue reading

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Ezra Sanford and the 1840 Census

Census Sunday Don Taylor One of my goals is to follow an ancestor through all of the Census. Because only the head of the household is identified in the 1840 and earlier censuses it can sometimes be difficult to assure … Continue reading

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Not my third great grandmother

Several weeks ago, I came across another person’s tree that excited me.  They indicated the parents of my second great-grandmother, Eliza Jane Fannin, were David Fannin and Cynthia Ann Bare. They even provided a sibling for Eliza, Andrew Jackson Fannin. … Continue reading

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We’re Related – Dick Clark, Meghan Trainor, & Marilyn Monroe

We’re Related – Fourth Look Famous Friday Brown Line & Roberts Line by Don Taylor My fourth look at possible relatives using the “We’re Related” app showed fewer new cousins than ever before. The famous people I had determined could … Continue reading

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