Category Archives: Brown

Biography – Enoch Mannin (1823-1907)

Roberts-Brown-2017 Research Brown/Mannin Line Ancestor #52 By Don Taylor Enoch Mannin is one of my “go to” ancestors.  That is to say that if I find a new database or website I ask myself, should I find something about Enoch … Continue reading

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Enoch Mannin – Homesteader

Enoch Mannin (1823-1907) Adding maps to my genealogy research is always fun. The Bureau of Land Management records lend themselves to adding maps to better understand an ancestor’s life and history. The 1895 Minnesota State Census indicated that my third … Continue reading

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Scheffer Elementary School, Saint Paul, Minnesota

 My Life, My History, My Schools By Don Taylor I’m not positive why we moved from Hastings to Saint Paul, MN. I know that my mom was working as a nurse’s aide when we lived in Hastings and she 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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Schools I’ve Attended

Those Places Thursday My History By Don Taylor I often see articles and blogs that remind readers to write about their own life. Something that several suggest is to write about schools that you have attended. Most people have a … Continue reading

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We’re Related – My Possible Relatives – First Look

Review by Don Taylor Famous Friday Certainly, one of the fun, new apps from Ancestry is their app, “We’re Related.”  I’ve seen several genealogy friends talk about the app and thought I’d see who I’m related to. Randy Seaver, in … Continue reading

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My Best of 2016 & Expectations for 2017

Happy New Year – 2017 My Best of 2016 I changed my blogging platform during 2016. Switching from Blogger to WordPress was a challenge and switching from blog.dtaylorgenealogy.com to www.dontaylorgenealogy.com was even worse.  My former domain, dtaylorgenealogy.com was supposed to redirect … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday – Chamberlin

  The Chamberlin surname derives from an official title, “the chamberlain,” literally one who takes care of a chamber. The chamberlain often had charge of his lord’s receipts and payments.[i] Chamberlin is an English variant of Chamberlain. My one known ancestor … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Mary Electa Parsons (1828-1888)

Roberts/Brown 2016 Research Brown/Sanford/Parsons Line By Don Taylor List of Grandparents Grand Parent: Richard Earl Brown 1st Great: Arthur Durwood Brown 2nd Great: Marion Sanford 3rd Great: Mary Electa Parsons 4th Great: Chester Parsons 5th Great: John Parsons [Jr.] 6th … Continue reading

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1840 Census and Chester Parsons

Census Sunday The 1840 census often exasperates genealogists.  I find the information presented to be challenging and able to provide new questions as well as details. I was getting to know my 3rd great-grandmother, Mary Electa Parsons. In 1840 Mary … Continue reading

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